DeSoto is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 53,568 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in DeSoto who work in office and administrative support (18.28%), management occupations (10.23%), and sales jobs (9.89%).
In DeSoto, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.47 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, DeSoto is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.50% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in DeSoto in 2010 was $29,630, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $118,520 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 16.08% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in DeSoto include English, German, Irish, African, and French.
The most common language spoken in DeSoto is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.