De Soto is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 6,495 people and three constituent neighborhoods, De Soto is the 114th largest community in Missouri.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, De Soto is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, De Soto is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in De Soto who work in office and administrative support (12.54%), sales jobs (10.74%), and healthcare suport services (10.70%).
Also of interest is that De Soto has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The percentage of adults in De Soto with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.35% of adults in De Soto have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in De Soto in 2010 was $17,514, which is lower middle income relative to Missouri, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,056 for a family of four.
The people who call De Soto home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of De Soto residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in De Soto include Irish, English, French , and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in De Soto is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.