For population 25 years and over in De Soto:
For population 15 years and over in De Soto village:
64 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,714 (2.0%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (78.7 miles , pop. 348,189).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (290.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Hurst, IL (2.2 miles ), Bush, IL (2.4 miles ), Harrison, IL (2.5 miles ), Carbondale, IL (2.5 miles ), Cambria, IL (2.5 miles ), Elkville, IL (2.6 miles ), Murphysboro, IL (2.6 miles ), Royalton, IL (2.8 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 37.82 N, Longitude: 89.23 W
Area code: 618
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Crime rate in De Soto detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 3 (2 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +145 (+9.6%).
Work and jobs in De Soto: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in De Soto, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
De Soto-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 176% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.3 miles away from the De Soto village center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 5/29/1982, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.5 miles away from the village center killed 10 people and injured 181 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:De Soto-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 38% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 85.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 47.9 miles away from De Soto center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 87.9 miles away from De Soto center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 81.8 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 Jackson County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.2%
(19.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 78.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.9% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
5 people in nursing homes in 2000
De Soto compared to Illinois state average:
Banks with branches in De Soto (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for De Soto village (based on Jackson County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.32%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 14
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Number of full-service restaurants: 54
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De Soto government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
10.95% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($21,966 average adjusted gross income)
1.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($448 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
11.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,132 average adjusted gross income)
0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($222 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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De Soto fatal accident list:
Feb 25, 2005 01:00 AM, Jackson, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 13 meters (43ft)
Total average daily traffic: 7,500
Total average daily truck traffic: 567
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:4
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in De Soto)
FAA Registered Aircraft:3
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