DeSoto, Texas

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Population in 2012: 51,102 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +35.7%
Males: 23,349  (45.7%)
Females: 27,753  (54.3%)
Median resident age:  37.8 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 75115.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $56,729 (it was $57,699 in 2000)
DeSoto:

$56,729
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,102 (it was $25,650 in 2000)

DeSoto city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $141,480 (it was $108,900 in 2000)
DeSoto:

$141,480
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $170,415; Detached houses: $175,279; Townhouses or other attached units: $133,997; In 2-unit structures: $125,635; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $162,340; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $251,055; Mobile homes: $45,211; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $253,657

Median gross rent in 2012: $893.

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DeSoto races chart
  • Black alone - 34,862 (69.0%)
  • White alone - 9,488 (18.8%)
  • Hispanic - 5,021 (9.9%)
  • Two or more races - 696 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 337 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 180 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 89 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 75 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in DeSoto: 94.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (4.3%), German (3.2%), Subsaharan African (2.4%), English (2.3%), Irish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 650 feet

Land area: 21.6 square miles.

Population density: 2,368 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

DeSoto,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in DeSoto:

  • High school or higher: 93.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in DeSoto city:

  • Never married: 30.0%
  • Now married: 49.4%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

2,743 residents are foreign born (1.1% Asia, 0.8% Africa).

This city:  5.4%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 78 registered sex offenders living in DeSoto, Texas as of January 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in DeSoto to the number of sex offenders is 655 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,349 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,379 (2.0%)

DeSoto satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Grand Prairie, TX (12.2 miles , pop. 127,427).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Dallas, TX (14.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Glenn Heights, TX (1.9 miles ), Duncanville, TX (2.1 miles ), Lancaster, TX (2.2 miles ), Ovilla, TX (2.2 miles ), Cedar Hill, TX (2.3 miles ), Oak Leaf, TX (2.3 miles ), Red Oak, TX (2.4 miles ), Pecan Hill, TX (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 187 buildings, average cost: $121,600
  • 1998: 228 buildings, average cost: $139,400
  • 1999: 282 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2000: 305 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2001: 336 buildings, average cost: $185,300
  • 2002: 664 buildings, average cost: $189,800
  • 2003: 654 buildings, average cost: $192,300
  • 2004: 570 buildings, average cost: $186,900
  • 2005: 457 buildings, average cost: $225,400
  • 2006: 451 buildings, average cost: $230,900
  • 2007: 166 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2008: 128 buildings, average cost: $213,000
  • 2009: 125 buildings, average cost: $192,600
  • 2010: 114 buildings, average cost: $203,200
  • 2011: 143 buildings, average cost: $194,500
  • 2012: 129 buildings, average cost: $204,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 32.60 N, Longitude: 96.86 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -12,158 (-24.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,103 (13.0%)

DeSoto household income distribution DeSoto home values distribution

Property values in DeSoto, TX


Crime rates in DeSoto by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2422112162151
per 100,000 5.310.45.15.02.42.34.42.112.54.12.010.02.0
Rapes 1213111496698811911
per 100,000 31.933.828.035.021.213.713.119.016.616.422.318.021.7
Robberies 39293536393534544681466643
per 100,000 103.775.389.089.992.080.074.0114.395.6166.093.3131.884.7
Assaults 137899283104996110110387777077
per 100,000 364.4231.2234.0207.2245.3226.2132.8213.7214.0178.3156.1139.8151.6
Burglaries 344438513485527552446526641604538565622
per 100,000 915.01137.71304.61210.91242.81261.5971.31113.21331.81237.81090.71128.21224.5
Thefts 9241,2521,1161,2771,0441,0728358779351,0109969831,042
per 100,000 2457.83251.92838.23188.32462.12449.81818.51856.01942.62069.82019.11962.92051.4
Auto thefts 121165132181163138134147122128125106118
per 100,000 321.9428.6335.7451.9384.4315.4291.8311.1253.5262.3253.4211.7232.3
Arson 311951159535693
per 100,000 8.028.622.912.525.911.419.610.66.210.212.218.05.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 351.3385.9361.4379.7336.6317.1248.3292.7322.0318.0276.6295.6281.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in DeSoto detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 86 (59 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.18
Texas average:

2.17
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.2%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +6,905 (+22.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Computer specialists (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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

Average climate in DeSoto, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

DeSoto-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 151% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/25/1994, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the DeSoto city center killed 3 people and injured 48 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/12/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.2 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

DeSoto-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 229.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 144.6 miles away from DeSoto center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 416.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 156.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 175.6 miles away from DeSoto center
On 11/15/1990 at 11:44:41, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 155.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dallas County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 6, Fires: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
DeSoto topographic map

Birthplace of: Casey Printers - Football player, Jimmy Wyrick - 2005 NFL player (Miami Dolphins, born: Dec 31, 1976), Joshua Reagan - Pair skater, Patrick Crayton - 2005 NFL player (Dallas Cowboys, born: Apr 7, 1979), Brian Jackson (American football) - Player of football, Cyrus Gray - Football running back, Dez Willingham - College basketball player (SMU Mustangs), James Williams - College basketball player (LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds), Roderick Flemings - College basketball player (Oklahoma State Cowboys), Victor DeGrate - Player of football.

Hospitals in DeSoto:

  • CEDARS HOSPITAL,THE (provides emergency services, 2000 N OLD HICKORY TRAIL)
  • CHARTER HAVEN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM (provides emergency services, 800 KIRNWOOD DR)
  • COMPASS HOSP OF DALLAS (800 KIRNWOOD DR)
  • LIVE OAK (812 LIVE OAK)
  • PRAIRIE CREEK (920 PRAIRIE CREEK DR)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL SOUTH DALLAS (800 KIRNWOOD DRIVE)
  • TATE (525 TATE DR)
  • TWINBER HOSPICE CARE (509 N HAMPTON ROAD SUITE 102)
  • VALLEY GLEN (219 VALLEY GLEN)

Home Health Centers in DeSoto:

  • ALIVE HOME HEALTHCARE (1701 WYLIE CREEK DRIVE)
  • CENTENNIAL HOME HEALTH INC (1409 WOLF DRIVE)
  • DLS HOME HEALTH SERVICES (105 TERRACE DRIVE)
  • FERRELL HOMECARE LLC (712 NORTH HAMPTON ROAD SUITE 140)
  • IMPERIAL PROFESSIONAL HEALTHCARE SERVICES INC (1801 NORTH HAMPTON DRIVE SUITE 205)
  • MEDICAL CONNECTIONS HOME HEALTH SERVICES (847 WINDY MEADOW CIRCLE)
  • METROPLEX HOME HEALTH SERVICES PLLC (804 SADDLEBROOK DRIVE)
  • NIGHTINGALE NURSES HOME HEALTH AGENCY INC (1510 NORTH HAMPTON ROAD SUITE 210)
  • PROSPERITY HEALTH SERVICES LLC (1615 NORTH HAMPTON ROAD SUITE 130)
  • RILYN HOME HEALTH CARE LLC (415 E PLEASANT RUN RD)

Nursing Homes in DeSoto:

  • DESOTO NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1101 N HAMPTON RD)
  • WILLIAMSBURG VILLAGE HEALTHCARE CAMPUS (941 SCOTLAND DR)
  • WILLIAMSBURG VILLAGE NURSING CENTER (941 SCOTLAND DRIVE)

Amtrak station near DeSoto:

  • 13 miles: DALLAS (400 S. HOUSTON ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in DeSoto:

  • ITT Technical Institute-DeSoto (Full-time enrollment: 199; Location: 921 W Belt Line Rd Ste 181; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • PCCenter (FT enrollment: 58; Location: 1229 E Pleasant Run Ste 302; Private, for-profit; Website: www.pccenterdesoto.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to DeSoto:

  • Cedar Valley College (about 6 miles; Lancaster, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,603)
  • Mountain View College (about 10 miles; Dallas, TX; FT enrollment: 4,988)
  • Dallas Baptist University (about 10 miles; Dallas, TX; FT enrollment: 4,280)
  • El Centro College (about 13 miles; Dallas, TX; FT enrollment: 6,086)
  • The University of Texas at Arlington (about 18 miles; Arlington, TX; FT enrollment: 27,453)
  • University of Dallas (about 18 miles; Irving, TX; FT enrollment: 2,192)
  • Southern Methodist University (about 18 miles; Dallas, TX; FT enrollment: 9,150)

Private high school in DeSoto:

  • THE CANTERBURY EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 304; Location: 1708 N WESTMORELAND RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Private elementary/middle schools in DeSoto:

  • DESOTO PRIVATE SCHOOL (Students: 499; Location: 301 E BELT LINE RD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • CROSS OF CHRIST LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 100; Location: 512 N COCKRELL HILL RD; Grades: PK - 4)
  • CAMBRIDGE SQUARE PRIVATE SCHOOL (Students: 65; Location: 1121 E PLEASANT RUN RD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ASHBURY ACADEMY MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 44; Location: 219 EXECUTIVE WAY; Grades: PK - 7)
  • CLARA MUHAMMAD ACADEMY (Students: 36; Location: 1120 W BELT LINE RD; Grades: PK - 8)

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Notable locations in DeSoto: DeSoto Fire Marshal's Office (A), Desoto Fire Rescue Station 261 (B), Desoto Fire Rescue Station 263 (C), Desoto Fire Rescue Station 262 (D), Advicare Ambulance Service (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in DeSoto include: De Soto Presbyterian Church (A), De Soto Seventh Day Adventist Church (B), Christ Community Church (C), Grace Covenant Church (D), De Soto Community Church (E), Southwest Baptist Church (F), Solomon Temple Missionary Baptist Church (G), Shekinah Tabernacle Baptist Church (H), Westchester Fellowship Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Vincent Cemetery (1), Rhodes Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spring Creek (A), Heath Creek (B), Bee Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in DeSoto include: Mosley Park (1), Zeigler Park (2), Eagle Stadium (3), Grimes Park (4), Elerson Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Dallas 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 2012 was 119. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

119
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.212. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.212
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.77. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.77
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.587. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.587
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 20.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.1
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.8%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.2% for Black residents, 12.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 67.8% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.2% for other race residents, 29.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  71.3%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.1%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in DeSoto in 2010:

  • 275 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 19 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 10 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in DeSoto in 2000:

  • 423 people in nursing homes
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded

DeSoto compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in DeSoto, Texas:

  • Best Western Of Desoto, 1135 B Beckley, Desoto, TX 75115 , Phone: (972) 224-8575
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 1310 E Wintergreen Rd, Desoto, TX 75115 , Phone: (972) 224-3100, Fax: (972) 224-3102
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Desoto, 641 N I 35e, Desoto, TX 75115 , Phone: (972) 920-0100, Fax: (972) 920-0111
  • Hampton Inn And Suites Dallas-Desoto, 1311 E Ctr Park Blvd, Desoto, TX 75115 , Phone: (972) 228-0200, Fax: (972) 224-7485
  • Clarion Hotel Dallas/Desoto, 1515 N I-35 E, Desoto, TX 75115 , Phone: (972) 224-9100, Fax: (972) 228-2904
  • Towneplace Suites By Marriott Dallas Desoto, 2700 Travis St, Desoto, TX 75115 , Phone: (972) 780-9300, Fax: (972) 780-9304
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in DeSoto, Texas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

DeSoto travel time to work - commute DeSoto mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Utility gas (39%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for DeSoto city (based on Dallas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.11%
Here: 55.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristJewish
Adherents39.3%23.1%8.7%3.7%3.1%
Congregations4.1%24.6%7.6%8.9%1.4%
NameAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents2.5%2.3%2.3%2.1%13.0%
Congregations7.6%3.4%3.1%2.0%37.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 392
Dallas County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 25
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 275
Dallas County:

1.15 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 673
Dallas County:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,603
Here:

6.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Dallas County:

27.1%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.0%
State:

15.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 20$85,396$51,2382$2,462
Other Government Administration 13$77,255$71,3122$1,103
Judicial and Legal 4$12,394$37,1822$3,111
Police Protection - Officers 90$417,051$55,60711$18,401
Police - Other 5$18,093$43,4231$1,173
Firefighters 98$529,254$64,8070$0
Fire - Other 0$0 21$11,991
Streets and Highways 15$67,503$54,0020$0
Welfare 2$6,781$40,6869$6,217
Health 2$9,549$57,2940$0
Solid Waste Management 5$15,077$36,1850$0
Sewerage 1$4,616$55,3920$0
Parks and Recreation 17$49,084$34,6489$5,787
Water Supply 15$48,427$38,7420$0
Local Libraries 7$28,620$49,06314$12,018
Totals for Government 294$1,369,100$55,88271$62,263

DeSoto government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $2,173,000 ($42.52)
    Regular Highways: $2,011,000 ($39.35)
    General - Other: $1,590,000 ($31.11)
    Sewerage: $1,510,000 ($29.55)
    Police Protection: $32,000 ($0.63)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,631,000 ($110.19)
    Water Utilities: $5,449,000 ($106.63)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,045,000 ($98.72)
    Sewerage: $3,787,000 ($74.11)
    General - Other: $3,115,000 ($60.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,486,000 ($48.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,445,000 ($47.85)
    Regular Highways: $2,022,000 ($39.57)
    Central Staff Services: $1,522,000 ($29.78)
    Financial Administration: $1,355,000 ($26.52)
    General Public Buildings: $1,005,000 ($19.67)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $873,000 ($17.08)
    Libraries: $667,000 ($13.05)
    Correctional Institutions: $648,000 ($12.68)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $365,000 ($7.14)
    Health - Other: $303,000 ($5.93)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,339,000 ($104.48)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $748,000 ($14.64)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,603,000 ($31.37)
    Central Staff Services: $256,000 ($5.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $174,000 ($3.40)
    Police Protection: $100,000 ($1.96)
    Local Fire Protection: $86,000 ($1.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000 ($1.55)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,992,000 ($293.37)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $42,000 ($0.82)

DeSoto government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,064,000 ($99.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,811,000 ($55.01)
    All Other: $2,459,000 ($48.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $552,000 ($10.80)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $272,000 ($5.32)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $191,000 ($3.74)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,284,000 ($64.26)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,012,000 ($19.80)
    General Revenue, NEC: $845,000 ($16.54)
    Special Assessments: $145,000 ($2.84)
    Rents: $16,000 ($0.31)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,501,000 ($146.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $805,000 ($15.75)
    General Local Government Support: $244,000 ($4.77)
  • Tax - Property: $16,579,000 ($324.43)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,017,000 ($117.74)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,224,000 ($63.09)
    Other License: $1,176,000 ($23.01)
    Other Selective Sales: $244,000 ($4.77)

DeSoto government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,841,000 ($1542.82)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $69,413,000 ($1358.32)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $35,575,000 ($696.16)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $31,820,000 ($622.68)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,465,000 ($615.73)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,037,000 ($431.24)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,755,000 ($73.48)

DeSoto government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,445,000 ($184.83)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,165,000 ($394.60)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,995,000 ($645.67)

7.51% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200542,163 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.51%
Texas average:

8.37%

0.18% of residents moved from foreign countries($350 average AGI)
Dallas County:

0.18%
Texas average:

0.20%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Tarrant County, TX  1.03% ($37,173 average AGI)
from Collin County, TX  0.86% ($57,456)
from Denton County, TX  0.66% ($41,483)


7.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200649,794 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.90%
Texas average:

7.44%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries($691 average AGI)
Dallas County:

0.08%
Texas average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Collin County, TX  1.34% ($53,347 average AGI)
to Tarrant County, TX  1.22% ($41,399)
to Denton County, TX  1.00% ($48,858)

Strongest AM radio stations in DeSoto:

  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KGGR (1040 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHCK (1480 AM; 5 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KMRT-AM LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KRVA (1600 AM; 5 kW; COCKRELL HILL, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KNAX (1630 AM; 10 kW; FT. WORTH, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLIF (570 AM; 5 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KLIF LICO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in DeSoto:

  • KEGL (97.1 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOAI (107.5 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: INFINITY KOAI-FM, INC.)
  • KVIL-FM (103.7 FM; HIGHLAND PARK-DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TEXAS)
  • KLLI (105.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF DALLAS)
  • KBFB (97.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSCS (96.3 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KHKS (106.1 FM; DENTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRBV (100.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF FORT WORTH)
  • KZPS (92.5 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLNO (94.1 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KKDA-FM (104.5 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: SERVICE BROADCASTING I, LTD.)
  • KERA (90.1 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCBI (90.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CRISWELL CENTER FOR BIBLICAL STUDIES)
  • KDGE (102.1 FM; FORT WORTH-DALLAS, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDMX (102.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KVTT (91.7 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: RESEARCH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC)
  • KNON (89.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: AGAPE BROADCASTING FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KLUV-FM (98.7 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF DALLAS)
  • WRR (101.1 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CITY OF DALLAS, TEXAS)
  • KPLX (99.5 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KPLX LICO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around DeSoto:

  • KTVT (Channel 11; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: CBS STATIONS GROUP OF TEXAS L.P.)
  • KXAS-TV (Channel 5; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: STATION VENTURE OPERATIONS, LP)
  • KDTN (Channel 2; DENTON, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KERA-TV (Channel 13; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMPX (Channel 29; DECATUR, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KTXA (Channel 21; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF DALLAS/FORT WORTH L.P.)
  • KUVN (Channel 23; GARLAND, TX; Owner: KUVN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KSTR-TV (Channel 49; IRVING, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA DALLAS LLC)
  • KXTX-TV (Channel 39; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • KPXD (Channel 68; ARLINGTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON DALLAS LICENSE, INC.)
  • KDTX-TV (Channel 58; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • KDAF (Channel 33; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KDFI (Channel 27; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NEW DMIC, INC.)
  • WFAA-TV (Channel 8; DALLAS, TX; Owner: WFAA-TV, L.P.)
  • KDFW (Channel 4; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KDFW LICENSE, INC.)
  • K26HF (Channel 26; BRITTON, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KHPK-LP (Channel 28; DE SOTO, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KATA-LP (Channel 60; MESQUITE, TX; Owner: JANE McGINNIS)
  • K25FW (Channel 25; CORSICANA, TX; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KVFW-LP (Channel 65; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: GERALD BENAVIDES)
  • KLDT (Channel 55; LAKE DALLAS, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING OF DALLAS, INC.)
  • KJJM-LP (Channel 46; DALLAS/MESQUITE, TX; Owner: JANE McGINNIS)
  • KLEG-LP (Channel 44; DALLAS, TX; Owner: DILIP VISWANATH)
  • KFWD (Channel 52; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: HIC BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KSEX-LP (Channel 57; DALLAS, TX; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of DeSoto fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED405$143,815161$108,463397$136,37016$49,5531$146,00086$69,8265$38,174
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED16$119,16115$126,44760$133,7768$14,7890$09$61,5203$36,523
APPLICATIONS DENIED99$145,18261$118,759329$144,39068$30,9900$043$90,0423$86,693
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN61$137,17432$121,905152$136,4855$63,8620$016$80,2081$106,970
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS21$141,9384$138,94846$127,2293$50,4430$08$122,1680$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 10 tracts in DeSoto, TX

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED41$149,52413$154,1212$120,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED22$167,2414$134,8456$149,343
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$199,6031$166,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$181,3703$151,3330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$257,4300$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 228
  • Hazardous Condition: 282
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - DeSoto

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for DeSoto, TX
Most common first names in DeSoto, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James13373.7 years
Mary12680.2 years
John9174.5 years
Robert7572.6 years
William7373.5 years
Dorothy6676.8 years
Charles5768.9 years
Willie5377.8 years
Ruby4281.2 years
George4275.1 years
Most common last names in DeSoto, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7074.9 years
Johnson6673.6 years
Jones5674.9 years
Williams5569.0 years
Davis3973.9 years
Brown3374.6 years
Walker3071.7 years
Jackson2875.1 years
Miller2772.9 years
Thomas2676.4 years
Businesses in DeSoto, TX
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3Marriott1
AMF Bowling1McDonald's2
AT&T1Nike1
Ace Hardware1Office Depot1
Albertsons1On The Border1
AutoZone1Outback1
Burger King1Outback Steakhouse1
CVS1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Payless2
Church's Chicken1Pizza Hut1
Cracker Barrel1Popeyes1
FedEx5Quiznos1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Safeway1
GNC1Starbucks2
H&R Block2T-Mobile2
Hilton1True Value1
Holiday Inn1UPS4
KFC1Vons1
Kroger1Waffle House1
La Quinta1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza2Walmart1
Long John Silver's1
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