De Soto, Georgia

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Population in 2017: 175 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -18.2%
 
Males: 73  (42.2%)
Females: 102  (57.8%)
Median resident age:

20.0 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 31743, 31764.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,946 (it was $20,375 in 2000)
De Soto:

$37,946
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $11,948 (it was $11,388 in 2000)

De Soto city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $91,675 (it was $42,500 in 2000)
De Soto:

$91,675
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $96,100; detached houses: $96,193; mobile homes: $94,845

Median gross rent in 2017: $753.

March 2019 cost of living index in De Soto: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 23.6%
(18.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.7% for Black residents)
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  • Races in De Soto, GA (2010)
    • 13066.7%Black alone
    • 5427.7%White alone
    • 73.6%Hispanic
    • 42.1%Asian alone

Races in De Soto detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in De Soto, Georgia as of July 09, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in De Soto is 103 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (10.5%), English (3.6%), Irish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.82 square miles.

Population density: 215 people per square mile   (very low).

De Soto, Georgia map

10 residents are foreign born (3.4% Latin America).

This city:

3.4%
Georgia:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,053 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $890 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, GA (26.4 miles , pop. 76,939).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (126.3 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (688.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Leslie, GA (1.1 miles ),
Smithville, GA (3.4 miles ),
Warwick, GA (3.5 miles ),
Americus, GA (3.5 miles ),
Philema, GA (3.8 miles ),
Leesburg, GA (4.1 miles ),
Cordele, GA (4.1 miles ),
Andersonville, GA (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 31.95 N, Longitude: 84.07 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 229

Distribution of median household income in De Soto, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in De Soto, GA in 2017
De Soto satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
Georgia:

3.7%
Most common industries in De Soto, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (11.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.4%)
  • Health care (6.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.1%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (5.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (11.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (8.9%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (6.7%)
  • Warehousing & storage (6.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (15.2%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (9.1%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.1%)
Most common occupations in De Soto, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (12.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (6.4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Cashiers (6.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (22.2%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (11.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (11.1%)
  • Cashiers (8.9%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (15.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.1%)

Average climate in De Soto, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 53.7. This is better than average.

City:

53.7
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

De Soto-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 44% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.0 miles away from the De Soto city center injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/15/1999, a category F3 tornado 8.7 miles away from the city center injured 28 people and caused $10 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

De Soto-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 161.2 miles away from De Soto center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 197.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 197.5 miles away from De Soto center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 210.9 miles away from De Soto center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 423.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 238.1 miles away from De Soto center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sumter County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
De Soto topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near De Soto:

  • MAGNOLIA MANOR METHODIST NSG C (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; AMERICUS, GA)
  • HOSPICE OF AMERICUS AND SUMTER (Hospital, about 13 miles away; AMERICUS, GA)
  • AMERICUS DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; AMERICUS, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to De Soto:

  • Georgia Southwestern State University (about 12 miles; Americus, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,689)
  • Albany State University (about 27 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,662)
  • Darton State College (about 28 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 5,000)
  • Albany Technical College (about 29 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,707)
  • Fort Valley State University (about 42 miles; Fort Valley, GA; FT enrollment: 3,200)
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 46 miles; Tifton, GA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Central Georgia Technical College (about 48 miles; Warner Robins, GA; FT enrollment: 6,829)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Desoto Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in De Soto: DeSoto Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: DeSoto Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Sumter County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.4%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.2%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in De Soto:

Marital status in De Soto, GA
  • Never married: 40.1%
  • Now married: 40.6%
  • Separated: 10.5%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

For population 25 years and over in De Soto:

  • High school or higher: 66.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Georgia average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for De Soto, GA (based on Sumter County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,68538
Mainline Protestant3,15111
Black Protestant2,88110
Catholic8601
Other5992
None15,643-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Sumter County:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Sumter County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Sumter County:

7.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
This county:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Sumter County:

12.2%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Sumter County:

28.6%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sumter County:

20.7%
Georgia:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.7%
Georgia:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.5%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.6
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.1%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
De Soto:

14.4%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Georgia:

6.7

Overweight people:
De Soto:

35.7%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
De Soto:

51.9%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
De Soto:

79.7%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of De Soto, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

De Soto government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($74.29)
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($91.43)
    General Public Buildings: $11,000 ($62.86)
    Central Staff Services: $11,000 ($62.86)
    Water Utilities: $9,000 ($51.43)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($51.43)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($40.00)

De Soto government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($68.57)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($68.57)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($5.71)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($97.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $448,000 ($2560.00)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $9,000 ($51.43)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000 ($5.71)

De Soto government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $164,000 ($937.14)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,000 ($165.71)

4.62% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,300 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.62%
Georgia average:

9.49%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Schley County, GA  0.45% ($29,841 average AGI)
from Dougherty County, GA  0.31% ($48,323)
from Lee County, GA  0.28% ($47,536)


5.90% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,771 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Georgia average:

9.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Dougherty County, GA  0.45% ($22,267 average AGI)
to Houston County, GA  0.40% ($30,375)
to Schley County, GA  0.38% ($31,947)

Strongest AM radio stations in De Soto:

  • WKTF (1550 AM; 10 kW; VIENNA, GA; Owner: SANTILLANA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJYZ (960 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WALG (1590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WNNG (1350 AM; 15 kW; WARNER ROBINS, GA; Owner: CHASE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WISK (1390 AM; daytime; 1 kW; AMERICUS, GA; Owner: SUMTER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WMGA (1130 AM; 10 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: RADIO MOULTRIE, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in De Soto:

  • WZIQ (106.5 FM; SMITHVILLE, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WKAK (104.5 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDEC-FM (94.7 FM; AMERICUS, GA; Owner: SUMTER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WISK-FM (98.7 FM; AMERICUS, GA; Owner: SUMTER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBJY (89.3 FM; AMERICUS, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WJIZ-FM (96.3 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOBB (100.3 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJAD (103.5 FM; LEESBURG, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WUNV (91.7 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WQXZ (98.3 FM; CORDELE, GA; Owner: METRO COM CORP.)
  • WAEF (90.3 FM; CORDELE, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WQSY (103.9 FM; HAWKINSVILLE, GA; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNUQ (101.7 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around De Soto:

  • WACS-TV (Channel 25; DAWSON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WSST-TV (Channel 55; CORDELE, GA; Owner: SUNBELT-SOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LTD)
  • WTVM (Channel 9; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WRBL (Channel 3; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W34CZ (Channel 34; ALBANY, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBKL-LP (Channel 35; ALBANY, GA; Owner: GWENDOLYN BOONE)

De Soto fatal accident list:

Nov 3, 1984 05:35 PM, 110, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 2, 1983 09:50 AM, 195, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 10, 1976 10:18 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
May 10, 1975 10:18 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 9.5mTotal length
  • $1,953,000Total costs
  • 5,730Total average daily traffic
  • 228Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,595Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
Most common first names in De Soto, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John964.4 years
Mary773.4 years
Arthur676.3 years
Willie658.4 years
Charlie478.0 years
George459.7 years
Annie470.2 years
Oscar470.7 years
Frank368.0 years
Robert369.6 years
Most common last names in De Soto, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Thomas770.4 years
Mercer671.2 years
Wright660.5 years
Ferguson577.0 years
Harris574.6 years
Walker562.8 years
Watts573.0 years
Bryant482.5 years
Dowdell468.5 years
Hamilton474.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in De Soto, GA
  • 56.8%Electricity
  • 43.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in De Soto, GA
  • 95.2%Electricity
  • 4.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


De Soto compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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