DeSoto is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 55,729 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, DeSoto is the 66th largest community in Texas.
DeSoto is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (15.70%), sales jobs (11.29%), and management occupations (10.59%).
Also of interest is that DeSoto has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in DeSoto telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.64% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One downside of living in DeSoto, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.43 minutes every day commuting to work.
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: 26.67% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in DeSoto in 2018 was $31,331, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $125,324 for a family of four. However, DeSoto contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
DeSoto is an extremely 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 17.99% 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.