DeSoto, Texas

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Population in 2017: 53,568 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +42.3%
Males: 24,774  (46.2%)
Females: 28,794  (53.8%)
Median resident age:

39.8 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 75115.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $75,537 (it was $57,699 in 2000)
DeSoto:

$75,537
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $34,814 (it was $25,650 in 2000)

DeSoto city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $209,884 (it was $108,900 in 2000)
DeSoto:

$209,884
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $276,856; detached houses: $283,374; townhouses or other attached units: $290,885; in 2-unit structures: $174,667; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $146,310; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $255,261; mobile homes: $36,296

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,098.

March 2019 cost of living index in DeSoto: 93.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.8%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.2% for Black residents, 20.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.1% for American Indian residents, 7.9% for other race residents, 31.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in DeSoto, TX (2017)
    • 37,23068.9%Black alone
    • 8,38915.5%Hispanic
    • 7,17113.3%White alone
    • 8201.5%Two or more races
    • 2320.4%Asian alone
    • 950.2%Other race alone
    • 640.1%American Indian alone
    • 330.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 77 registered sex offenders living in DeSoto, Texas as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in DeSoto is 690 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in DeSoto by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(2.3)
2
(4.4)
1
(2.1)
6
(12.5)
2
(4.1)
1
(2.0)
5
(10.0)
1
(2.0)
5
(9.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(3.8)
4
(7.5)
3
(5.6)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(13.7)
6
(13.1)
9
(19.0)
8
(16.6)
8
(16.4)
11
(22.3)
9
(18.0)
11
(21.7)
14
(27.1)
14
(26.9)
19
(36.1)
19
(35.8)
28
(52.7)
29
(53.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
35
(80.0)
34
(74.0)
54
(114.3)
46
(95.6)
81
(166.0)
46
(93.3)
66
(131.8)
43
(84.7)
64
(123.8)
58
(111.5)
70
(133.1)
61
(114.8)
73
(137.3)
59
(108.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
99
(226.2)
61
(132.8)
101
(213.7)
103
(214.0)
87
(178.3)
77
(156.1)
70
(139.8)
77
(151.6)
96
(185.7)
75
(144.1)
77
(146.4)
90
(169.4)
112
(210.7)
95
(175.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
552
(1,261)
446
(971.3)
526
(1,113)
641
(1,332)
604
(1,238)
538
(1,091)
565
(1,128)
622
(1,225)
475
(918.7)
383
(736.0)
321
(610.2)
396
(745.2)
257
(483.4)
206
(380.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,072
(2,450)
835
(1,818)
877
(1,856)
935
(1,943)
1,010
(2,070)
996
(2,019)
983
(1,963)
1,042
(2,051)
1,174
(2,271)
1,240
(2,383)
1,004
(1,908)
1,103
(2,076)
1,009
(1,898)
844
(1,557)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
138
(315.4)
134
(291.8)
147
(311.1)
122
(253.5)
128
(262.3)
125
(253.4)
106
(211.7)
118
(232.3)
78
(150.9)
150
(288.3)
129
(245.2)
176
(331.2)
158
(297.2)
185
(341.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(11.4)
9
(19.6)
5
(10.6)
3
(6.2)
5
(10.2)
6
(12.2)
9
(18.0)
3
(5.9)
4
(7.7)
17
(32.7)
4
(7.6)
4
(7.5)
1
(1.9)
4
(7.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)296.3232.0273.5300.9297.2258.5276.3263.3282.5253.7244.3273.6270.3226.7

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City-data.com crime index in DeSoto, TX

Crime rate in DeSoto detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 107 (65 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
Texas average:

1.55
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Ancestries: American (4.7%), English (1.3%), German (1.2%), African (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 650 feet

Land area: 21.6 square miles.

Population density: 2,482 people per square mile   (low).

DeSoto, Texas map

3,769 residents are foreign born (5.6% Latin America, 1.0% Asia, 0.7% Africa).

This city:

7.0%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,628 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,604 (1.5%)

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 )

Latitude: 32.60 N, Longitude: 96.86 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -14,223 (-26.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,990 (10.9%)

Distribution of median household income in DeSoto, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in DeSoto, TX in 2017

Property values in DeSoto, TX

DeSoto satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 140 buildings, average cost: $208,600
  • 2014: 164 buildings, average cost: $209,000
  • 2015: 274 buildings, average cost: $222,500
  • 2016: 241 buildings, average cost: $227,000
  • 2017: 154 buildings, average cost: $227,700
Number of permits per 10,000 DeSoto, TX residents
Average permit cost in DeSoto, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
Texas:

3.5%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in DeSoto, TX
Historical housing units in DeSoto, TX

Population change in the 1990s: +6,905 (+22.5%).
Most common industries in DeSoto, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Health care (9.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.9%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.7%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
  • Health care (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.0%)
  • Health care (14.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.2%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.2%)
Most common occupations in DeSoto, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.0%)
  • Computer specialists (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
  • Computer specialists (3.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Registered nurses (3.7%)

Average climate in DeSoto, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 86.0. This is about average.

City:

86.0
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 5.72. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.72
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.352. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.352
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.33. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.33
U.S.:

8.46

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 DeSoto 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 (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Fires: 4, Winds: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
DeSoto topographic map

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)

Heliports located in DeSoto:

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 (Full-time 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)

Public high schools in DeSoto:

Private high schools in DeSoto:

  • THE CANTERBURY EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 266, Location: 1708 N WESTMORELAND RD, Grades: KG-12)
  • TURNING POINT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 32, Location: 235 E BELT LINE RD, Grades: PK-10)

Public elementary/middle schools in DeSoto:

  • DESOTO WEST MIDDLE (Students: 751, Location: 800 N WESTMORELAND, Grades: 6-8)
  • COCKRELL HILL EL (Students: 635, Location: 425 S COCKRELL HILL, Grades: PK-5)
  • RUBY YOUNG EL (Students: 605, Location: 707 N YOUNG BLVD, Grades: PK-5)
  • DESOTO EAST MIDDLE (Students: 588, Location: 601 W BELT LINE RD, Grades: 6-8)
  • NORTHSIDE EL (Students: 587, Location: 525 RAY AVE, Grades: PK-5)
  • AMBER TERRACE EL (Students: 546, Location: 224 AMBER LN, Grades: PK-5)
  • THE MEADOWS EL (Students: 529, Location: 1016 THE MEADOWS PKWY, Grades: PK-5)
  • WOODRIDGE EL (Students: 373, Location: 1001 WOODRIDGE, Grades: PK-5)
  • GOLDEN RULE DESOTO (Location: 135 W WINTERGREEN RD, Grades: PK-4, Charter school)

Private elementary/middle schools in DeSoto:

  • DESOTO PRIVATE SCHOOL (Students: 313, Location: 307 E BELT LINE RD, Grades: PK-6)
  • DESOTO ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 4, Location: 235 N COCKRELL HILL RD, Grades: 2-8)
See full list of schools located in DeSoto

Points of interest:

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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

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) - Football player, 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 - Football player.

Dallas 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:

2.7 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

For population 15 years and over in DeSoto:

Marital status in DeSoto, TX
  • Never married: 31.0%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

For population 25 years and over in DeSoto:

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - DeSoto
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for DeSoto, TX (based on Dallas County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant615,8491,672
Catholic446,99657
Mainline Protestant166,224240
Other147,445174
Black Protestant69,831174
Orthodox8,81319
None912,981-
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: 392
Here:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

1.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

6.73 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Dallas County:

8.8%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Dallas County:

27.1%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.0%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
DeSoto:

48.3%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
DeSoto:

46.1%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.5
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.1%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.6%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
DeSoto:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.9%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

54.9%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
DeSoto:

81.0%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of DeSoto, TX 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
Police Protection - Officers 85$451,733$63,77410$26,592
Firefighters 66$380,283$69,1420$0
Other and Unallocable 26$111,214$51,3300$0
Streets and Highways 22$62,428$34,0521$1,448
Housing and Community Development (Local) 16$69,960$52,4700$0
Sewerage 15$58,746$46,9970$0
Other Government Administration 13$73,932$68,2450$0
Water Supply 11$52,483$57,2542$1,435
Financial Administration 9$46,645$62,1932$4,038
Parks and Recreation 9$41,878$55,83715$11,444
Local Libraries 6$30,040$60,08013$15,580
Police - Other 5$20,003$48,0072$2,061
Judicial and Legal 5$17,143$41,1430$0
Solid Waste Management 5$15,035$36,0840$0
Fire - Other 2$8,544$51,2640$0
Health 1$6,509$78,1080$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 296$1,446,576$58,64545$62,598

DeSoto government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,776,000 ($33.15)
    Regular Highways: $1,677,000 ($31.31)
    Sewerage: $1,043,000 ($19.47)
    General - Other: $385,000 ($7.19)
    Central Staff Services: $98,000 ($1.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $89,000 ($1.66)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,187,000 ($152.83)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,290,000 ($136.09)
    Water Utilities: $6,890,000 ($128.62)
    Sewerage: $4,630,000 ($86.43)
    General - Other: $3,769,000 ($70.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,372,000 ($62.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,049,000 ($56.92)
    Regular Highways: $1,928,000 ($35.99)
    Financial Administration: $1,528,000 ($28.52)
    Central Staff Services: $1,491,000 ($27.83)
    Libraries: $912,000 ($17.03)
    General Public Buildings: $898,000 ($16.76)
    Correctional Institutions: $739,000 ($13.80)
    Health - Other: $534,000 ($9.97)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $487,000 ($9.09)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $410,000 ($7.65)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,190,000 ($96.89)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,369,000 ($25.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $455,000 ($8.49)
    Sewerage: $385,000 ($7.19)
    Correctional Institutions: $139,000 ($2.59)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,000 ($0.19)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,221,000 ($340.15)

DeSoto government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $7,644,000 ($142.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,245,000 ($60.58)
    Other: $1,697,000 ($31.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $821,000 ($15.33)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,220,000 ($41.44)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,044,000 ($19.49)
    General Revenue - Other: $255,000 ($4.76)
    Special Assessments: $157,000 ($2.93)
    Sale of Property: $71,000 ($1.33)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,349,000 ($193.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $581,000 ($10.85)
    General Local Government Support: $340,000 ($6.35)
    Highways: $95,000 ($1.77)
  • Tax - Property: $22,148,000 ($413.46)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,559,000 ($141.11)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,143,000 ($58.67)
    Other License: $833,000 ($15.55)
    Other Selective Sales: $626,000 ($11.69)

DeSoto government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $99,937,000 ($1865.61)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $88,392,000 ($1650.09)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $30,868,000 ($576.24)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $30,868,000 ($576.24)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,545,000 ($215.52)

DeSoto government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,142,000 ($226.67)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,125,000 ($618.37)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,242,000 ($601.89)

7.08% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($62,815 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.08%
Texas average:

7.43%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($585 average AGI)
Dallas County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Tarrant County, TX  1.10% ($47,658 average AGI)
from Collin County, TX  0.92% ($73,913)
from Denton County, TX  0.70% ($57,653)


7.09% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($68,269 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.09%
Texas average:

7.26%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($776 average AGI)
Dallas County:

0.06%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Tarrant County, TX  1.24% ($54,227 average AGI)
to Collin County, TX  1.15% ($79,198)
to Denton County, TX  0.89% ($70,661)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of DeSoto fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 43Number of bridges
  • 515ft / 157mTotal length
  • $185,000Total costs
  • 612,990Total average daily traffic
  • 71,247Total average daily truck traffic
  • 787,480Total future (year 1931) average daily traffic
New bridges in DeSoto, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 141980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 152000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for DeSoto, TX
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 in DeSoto, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in DeSoto, TX - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 199. The highest number of fire incidents - 252 took place in 2005, and the least - 146 in 2017. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in DeSoto, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (48.9%), and Outside Fires (31.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in DeSoto, TX
    • 1,56248.9%Structure Fires
    • 1,00031.3%Outside Fires
    • 46314.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1685.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for DeSoto, TX

Fire-safe hotels and motels in DeSoto, Texas:

  • Best Western Of Desoto, 1135 B Beckley, Desoto, Texas 75115 , Phone: (972) 224-8575
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 1310 E Wintergreen Rd, Desoto, Texas 75115 , Phone: (972) 224-3100, Fax: (972) 224-3102
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Desoto, 641 N I 35e, Desoto, Texas 75115 , Phone: (972) 920-0100, Fax: (972) 920-0111
  • Hampton Inn And Suites Dallas-Desoto, 1311 E Ctr Park Blvd, Desoto, Texas 75115 , Phone: (972) 228-0200, Fax: (972) 224-7485
  • Clarion Hotel Dallas/Desoto, 1515 N I-35 E, Desoto, Texas 75115 , Phone: (972) 224-9100, Fax: (972) 228-2904
  • Towneplace Suites By Marriott Dallas Desoto, 2700 Travis St, Desoto, Texas 75115 , Phone: (972) 780-9300, Fax: (972) 780-9304
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton - Dallas / DeSoto, 1300 E Ctr Park Blvd, DeSoto, Texas 75115 , Phone: (972) 228-0400, Fax: (972) 228-0401
  • Glo by Bestwestern Desoto-Dallas, 1215 N I-35, Desoto, Texas 75115 , Phone: (469) 297-4020
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in DeSoto, Texas
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in DeSoto, TX
  • 54.6%Utility gas
  • 44.6%Electricity
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in DeSoto, TX
  • 81.4%Electricity
  • 16.6%Utility gas
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%Coal or coke


DeSoto compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

DeSoto on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: office and administrative support occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest racial income disparities between White and Black householders (with at least 2,000 householders)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: office and administrative support occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: transportation and warehousing (population 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: information (population 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: transportation occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 100 cities with biggest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the hottest summers (population 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the largest decrease or smallest increase in household income from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: public administration (population 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest racial income disparities between White and Black householders (with at least 200 householders)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest daily high temperatures (population 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 50,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: management of companies and enterprises (population 50,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute from (largest negative percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 50,000+)"
  • #93 (75115) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
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