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, DeSoto isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in DeSoto are a mix 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 (20.54%), management occupations (10.07%), and sales jobs (9.70%).
In DeSoto, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.73 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, DeSoto is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.27% of adults in DeSoto have a college degree.
The per capita income in DeSoto in 2010 was $29,119, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $116,476 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 15.17% 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.