De Soto, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 1,025 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.6%
 
Males: 499  (48.8%)
Females: 526  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

34.3 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 50069, 50261.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $71,871 (it was $48,816 in 2000)
De Soto:

$71,871
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $30,779 (it was $17,464 in 2000)

De Soto city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $163,692 (it was $77,500 in 2000)
De Soto:

$163,692
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $153,697; detached houses: $180,099; mobile homes: $32,058

Median gross rent in 2019: $717.

March 2019 cost of living index in De Soto: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 3.3%
(3.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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  • Races in De Soto, IA (2019)
    • 93690.3%White alone
    • 525.0%Hispanic
    • 282.7%Two or more races
    • 70.7%American Indian alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone

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Ancestries: German (22.2%), American (15.6%), Irish (7.2%), British (6.6%), Norwegian (3.2%), English (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/28/1875

Elevation: 975 feet

Land area: 1.48 square miles.

Population density: 692 people per square mile   (low).

De Soto, Iowa map

20 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.8%
Iowa:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,829 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,613 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (20.5 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (105.7 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (327.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Van Meter, IA (1.7 miles ),
Adel, IA (2.4 miles ),
Earlham, IA (2.6 miles ),
Waukee, IA (3.0 miles ),
Redfield, IA (3.2 miles ),
Dallas Center, IA (3.3 miles ),
Dexter, IA (3.4 miles ),
Clive, IA (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 41.53 N, Longitude: 94.01 W

Area code: 515

Distribution of median household income in De Soto, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in De Soto, IA in 2019
De Soto satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,300
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $75,800
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $144,700
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $77,500
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $189,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $235,400
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $246,100
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $151,900
  • 2019: 4 buildings, average cost: $433,300
Number of permits per 10,000 De Soto, IA residents
Average permit cost in De Soto, IA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.2%
Iowa:

3.1%
Most common industries in De Soto, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (19.6%)
  • Construction (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Health care (6.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
  • Educational services (4.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.6%)
  • Truck transportation (6.0%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (5.3%)
  • U. S. Postal service (5.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (29.9%)
  • Health care (12.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.3%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (3.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.6%)
Most common occupations in De Soto, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (15.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.6%)

Average climate in De Soto, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

De Soto, Iowa average temperatures De Soto, Iowa average precipitation De Soto, Iowa humidity De Soto, Iowa wind speed De Soto, Iowa snowfall De Soto, Iowa sunshine De Soto, Iowa clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.8. This is about average.

City:

66.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.214. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.214
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.75. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.75
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0417. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0417
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.10. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.10
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

De Soto-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 105% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 28.5 miles away from the De Soto city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.0 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

De Soto-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 233% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 386.4 miles away from De Soto center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 387.9 miles away from De Soto center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 440.9 miles away from De Soto center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 388.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 373.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 352.2 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 Dallas County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
De Soto topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near De Soto:

  • SUNNYBROOK OF ADEL (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ADEL, IA)
  • DALLAS COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; ADEL, IA)
  • WEST DES MOINES DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; WEST DES MOINES, IA)
  • SPURGEON MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; DALLAS CENTER, IA)
  • LAKEVIEW SURGERY CENTER (Hospital, about 12 miles away; WEST DES MOINES, IA)
  • ARBOR SPRINGS OF WEST DES MOINES L L C (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WEST DES MOINES, IA)
  • DEERFIELD RETIREMENT COMMUNITY INC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; URBANDALE, IA)

Airports located in De Soto:

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

  • Drake University (about 20 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 24 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Iowa State University (about 39 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 68 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 91 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 94 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 95 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)

Public elementary/middle school in De Soto:

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Library in De Soto:

  • DE SOTO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $58,520; Location: 405 WALNUT ST; 9,471 books; 247 audio materials; 1,078 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 30 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in De Soto: De Soto Elevator Incorporated Elevator (A), De Soto (B), De Soto Fire and Rescue Department (C), De Soto Public Library (D), De Soto City Hall (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in De Soto include: De Soto United Methodist Church (A), De Soto Calvary Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Desoto City - City Hall (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 401 Walnut Street).

Birthplace of: Bob Blackman - Football player and coach.

Dallas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

75.0%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.2%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in De Soto (2011 data):

  • Earlham Savings Bank: De Soto Branch at Guthrie Street, branch established on 1973/12/21. Info updated 2009/04/24: Bank assets: $268.3 mil, Deposits: $229.9 mil, headquarters in West Des Moines, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices

For population 15 years and over in De Soto:

Marital status in De Soto, IA
  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 56.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

For population 25 years and over in De Soto:

  • High school or higher: 93.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Iowa average:

10.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for De Soto, IA (based on Dallas County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant19,02034
Evangelical Protestant9,49237
Catholic7,7334
Other7475
None29,143-
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
Here:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Dallas County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
Dallas County:

8.22 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 45
This county:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Dallas County:

6.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.0%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.1%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

41.4%
Iowa:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
De Soto:

35.2%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.8
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

32.7%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.3%
Iowa:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
De Soto:

6.7
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

38.8%
Iowa:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

48.5%
State:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.2%
Iowa:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of De Soto, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$4,966$59,5921$517
Water Supply 1$4,264$51,1680$0
Sewerage 1$4,264$51,1680$0
Local Libraries 1$3,202$38,4241$314
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$3,784
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$948
Totals for Government 4$16,696$50,0886$5,563

De Soto government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $321,000 ($313.17)
    Sewerage: $204,000 ($199.02)
    Regular Highways: $184,000 ($179.51)
    Police Protection: $110,000 ($107.32)
    Libraries: $70,000 ($68.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $57,000 ($55.61)
    General - Other: $44,000 ($42.93)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $38,000 ($37.07)
    Central Staff Services: $37,000 ($36.10)
    Financial Administration: $25,000 ($24.39)
    Local Fire Protection: $24,000 ($23.41)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $22,000 ($21.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000 ($11.71)
    General Public Buildings: $10,000 ($9.76)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $3,000 ($2.93)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($2.93)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $27,000 ($26.34)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $255,000 ($248.78)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($2.93)

De Soto government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $277,000 ($270.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $63,000 ($61.46)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,000 ($0.98)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $6,000 ($5.85)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $30,000 ($29.27)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $38,000 ($37.07)
    General Revenue - Other: $25,000 ($24.39)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($2.93)
    Sale of Property: $3,000 ($2.93)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($0.98)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $352,000 ($343.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $130,000 ($126.83)
    General Local Government Support: $11,000 ($10.73)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.98)
  • Tax - Property: $442,000 ($431.22)
    Other License: $37,000 ($36.10)
    Other Selective Sales: $16,000 ($15.61)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,000 ($1.95)

De Soto government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $761,000 ($742.44)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $700,000 ($682.93)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $61,000 ($59.51)

De Soto government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,191,000 ($2137.56)

13.49% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($85,594 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.49%
Iowa average:

5.97%

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 Polk County, IA  7.13% ($97,901 average AGI)
from Warren County, IA  0.31% ($65,360)
from Johnson County, IA  0.25% ($65,000)


9.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($79,497 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.99%
Iowa average:

6.23%

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 Polk County, IA  5.35% ($76,251 average AGI)
to Warren County, IA  0.28% ($82,616)
to Guthrie County, IA  0.18% ($60,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in De Soto:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KWKY (1150 AM; 1 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: PUTBRESE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in De Soto:

  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KZZQ (99.5 FM; WINTERSET, IA; Owner: POSITIVE IMPACT MEDIA, INC.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKRF (107.9 FM; STUART, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHKI (97.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJMC (89.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: MINORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDFR (91.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K269EJ (101.7 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KDLS-FM (105.5 FM; PERRY, IA; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWDM (88.7 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: W. DES MOINES COMM. SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • KVJZ (106.3 FM; ANKENY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K209EX (89.1 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around De Soto:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • K41DD (Channel 41; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KRPG-LP (Channel 43; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

De Soto fatal accident list:

Aug 3, 2016 01:33 PM, Us-6/Guthrie St, I-80, Lat: 41.541536, Lon: -94.012678, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 8, 2014 09:27 AM, I-80 Ramp, Lat: 41.539800, Lon: -94.016658, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 15, 2001 09:40 AM, I-80, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1
Mar 16, 2000 03:25 PM, I-80, Lat: 41.540934, Lon: -94.006026, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 305ft / 93.0mTotal length
  • 147,515Total average daily traffic
  • 31,893Total average daily truck traffic
  • 70,515Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in De Soto, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 31990-1999
  • 12010-2018
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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in De Soto)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 8km E Of Us 169 On I80 E Bound Lane (Lat: 41.554722 Lon: -93.915500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 16 m, Overall height: 21 m, Call Sign: WPLP547, Licensee ID: L00003749,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.970 MHz, Grant Date: 10/12/2012, Expiration Date: 11/05/2022, Certifier: Richard K Rahto, Registrant: State Of, Dot Iowa, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010, Phone: (515) 239-1552, Fax: (515) 232-6739, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • DESOTO WT, Intersection Of I-80 And Us-169 (Lat: 41.540389 Lon: -94.017250), Type: Tank, Structure height: 47.2 m, Call Sign: WQYM245, Licensee ID: L00004535,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, Grant Date: 11/03/2016, Expiration Date: 11/03/2026, Certifier: Terry Mcclannahan, Registrant: Dallas County Sheriffs Dept, 25747 N Ave Ste E, Adel, IA 50003, Phone: (515) 993-6937, Email:
  • KOA, 34308 L Ave (Lat: 41.542167 Lon: -94.076167), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 46 m, Overall height: 47 m, Call Sign: WRFG723,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 02/27/2020, Expiration Date: 02/27/2030, Certifier: Nathan Leerhoff, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WA0POE, Licensee ID: L00958765, Grant Date: 12/30/2004, Expiration Date: 03/24/2015, Cancellation Date: 03/25/2017, Certifier: William G Stout, Registrant: William G Stout, 813 Cade Ct, De Soto, IA 50069

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: SWEENEY THOMAS F STROJNIK S2A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 115ST, N115ST, N-115ST, Serial Number: 029, Airworthiness Date: 05/20/1993, Certificate Issue Date: 05/20/2014
    Registrant (LLC): Sailplane Adventures LLC, Po Box 649, De Soto, IA 50069
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3965F, N3965F, N-3965F, Serial Number: 36865, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 06/09/1958, Certificate Issue Date: 05/23/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Charles L Goodall, 35647 N Ave, De Soto, IA 50069
  • Aircraft: GOLDEN CIRCLE AIR INC T-BIRD II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 166SM, N166SM, N-166SM, Serial Number: 85309, Certificate Issue Date: 10/12/2007
    Registrant (Corporation): Aircraft Super Market Inc, Po Box 676, De Soto, IA 50069
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 07/19/2017

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$153,1401$134,6306$152,455
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$84,840
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$01$221,140
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$156,570
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0508.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$103,400
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0508.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in De Soto, IA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in De Soto, IA - Value
Most common first names in De Soto, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert562.8 years
William577.8 years
Donald461.0 years
Helen385.0 years
James363.3 years
Charlotte261.5 years
Dorothy268.5 years
Edith261.0 years
Curtis282.0 years
Eliza287.5 years
Most common last names in De Soto, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Riley481.0 years
Cade373.0 years
Cron383.6 years
Dunbar377.7 years
Martens387.6 years
Miller373.7 years
Nichols372.0 years
Stump384.3 years
Dereus289.0 years
Harkins285.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in De Soto, IA
  • 69.5%Utility gas
  • 22.9%Electricity
  • 6.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in De Soto, IA
  • 63.0%Electricity
  • 32.9%Utility gas
  • 4.1%No fuel used


De Soto compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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