DeSoto is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 52,988 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 (14.94%), sales jobs (11.09%), and management occupations (9.46%).
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.
One downside of living in DeSoto, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.11 minutes every day commuting to work.
The overall education level of DeSoto is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.15% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in DeSoto in 2018 was $32,294, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $129,176 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 18.14% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in DeSoto include English, German, Irish, African, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in DeSoto is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.