DeSoto is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 52,486 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, DeSoto is the 61st largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, DeSoto is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, DeSoto is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in DeSoto who work in office and administrative support (22.13%), sales jobs (9.25%), and management occupations (8.84%).
One downside of living in DeSoto is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In DeSoto, the average commute to work is 32.44 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The overall education level of DeSoto is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.63% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in DeSoto in 2010 was $27,576, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $110,304 for a family of four. However, DeSoto contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
DeSoto is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call DeSoto home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of DeSoto residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. DeSoto also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.16% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in DeSoto include English, Irish, African, and French .
The most common language spoken in DeSoto is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.