De Soto, Georgia

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Population in 2014: 184 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.0%
 
Males: 80  (44.0%)
Females: 104  (56.0%)
Median resident age:  20.8 years
Georgia median age:  36.5 years

Zip codes: 31743, 31764.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $36,992 (it was $20,375 in 2000)
De Soto:

$36,992
GA:

$53,559

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $11,772 (it was $11,388 in 2000)

De Soto city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $90,076 (it was $42,500 in 2000)
De Soto:

$90,076
GA:

$166,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $90,713; Detached houses: $89,995; Mobile homes: $101,404

Median gross rent in 2016: $767.

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  • Races in De Soto, GA (2010)

    De Soto races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in De Soto: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (10.0%), English (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.82 square miles.

Population density: 226 people per square mile   (very low).

De Soto,GA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in De Soto:

  • High school or higher: 69.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in De Soto city:

  • Never married: 32.1%
  • Now married: 48.4%
  • Separated: 7.7%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

16 residents are foreign born (5.2% Latin America).

This city:

5.2%
Georgia:

9.8%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in De Soto, Georgia as of December 15, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in De Soto to the number of sex offenders is 155 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,077 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,023 (1.2%)

De Soto satellite photo by USGS

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

De Soto household income distribution De Soto home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.0%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -45 (-17.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (34%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (44%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (29%)
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (33%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (18%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in De Soto: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in De Soto, Georgia

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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 the city 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 De Soto 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 the city 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 the city 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 De Soto center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 238.1 miles away from the city 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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 51.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.3
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 31.0%
(53.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.7% for Black residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
Georgia average:

12.5

De Soto travel time to work - commute De Soto mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

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.
Georgia:

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

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Here:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.2%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Sumter County:

28.6%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.7%
State:

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

De Soto government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($86.96)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($59.78)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($92.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($70.65)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($59.78)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($54.35)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($38.04)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($10.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $8,000 ($43.48)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $28,000 ($152.17)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($5.43)

De Soto government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $10,000 ($54.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($48.91)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($10.87)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($81.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $50,000 ($271.74)
    Housing & Community Development: $45,000 ($244.57)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $8,000 ($43.48)
    Public Utilities: $7,000 ($38.04)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $3,000 ($16.30)
    NEC: $1,000 ($5.43)

De Soto government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $26,000 ($141.30)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $14,000 ($76.09)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($65.22)

De Soto government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $116,000 ($630.43)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $14,000 ($76.09)

5.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,829 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.42%
Georgia average:

9.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dougherty County, GA  0.55% ($21,696 average AGI)
from Schley County, GA  0.29% ($24,759)
from Lee County, GA  0.26% ($39,462)


7.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,358 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.80%
Georgia average:

9.32%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dougherty County, GA  0.50% ($20,365 average AGI)
to Schley County, GA  0.45% ($26,574)
to Fulton County, GA  0.44% ($22,304)

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, Drunken 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
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • $329,000Total costs
  • 1,410Total average daily traffic
  • 113Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,115Total 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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (73%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)

De Soto compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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