DeSoto County, Florida (FL)

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County population in 2012: 34,712 (54% urban, 46% rural); it was 32,209 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,180
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,057
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,026
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,208 (it was 2,720 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

33%

Land area: 637 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 55 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in DeSoto County: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (21.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.4%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (13.8%), Information (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 18%
  • Unpaid family work: 11%
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Races in DeSoto County, Florida:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (56.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (29.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (12.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Florida median age:  40.0 years
Males: 19,718  (51.9%)
Females: 15,144  (48.1%)

DeSoto County,FL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
DeSoto County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,396 ($30,714 in 1999)

This county:

$32396
Florida:

$46036

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $528 (lower quartile is $434, upper quartile is $635)
This county:

$528
State:

$838


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $86,028 (it was $55,700 in 2000)
DeSoto:

$86,028
Florida:

$153,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $56,103 - $161,005
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $898
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $289

Institutionalized population: 3,053

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

DeSoto County, FL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 45 buildings, average cost: $134,400
  • 2001: 54 buildings, average cost: $109,800
  • 2002: 109 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 2003: 95 buildings, average cost: $117,200
  • 2004: 149 buildings, average cost: $135,400
  • 2007: 141 buildings, average cost: $361,000
  • 2008: 163 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 2009: 109 buildings, average cost: $150,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,142 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $865 (1.1%)

DeSoto County household income distribution in 2009 DeSoto County home values distribution DeSoto County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 33.3%
(19.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.2% for Black residents, 52.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 46.4% for American Indian residents, 27.4% for other race residents, 43.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 33.3%
DeSoto County:

33.3%
Florida:

17.0%
(19.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.1% for Black residents, 51.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.8% for American Indian residents, 26.8% for other race residents, 44.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 52 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 34 years old, Asian residents: 70 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 53 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in DeSoto County is $429 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $504 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $608 a month.

Cities in this county include: Arcadia, Southeast Arcadia, Nocatee, Pine Level.

DeSoto County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in DeSoto County: Montgomery Ranch (A), Parker Ranch (B), Bunker Railroad Station (C), Abacoa Golf Club (D), Arrowhead Golf Club (E), Kingsway Country Club (F), Alden Pines Country Club (G), Florida Civil Commitment Center Arcadia (H), Desoto County Fire and Rescue Station 2 (I), Desoto Correctional Institution Annex (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in DeSoto County include: Upper Room Church of God (A), New Hope Christian Church (B), First Baptist Church of Nocatee (C), Church of God of Prophecy (D), Church of God (E), Brownville Baptist Church (F), Fort Winder Church (G), Mount Efen Church (H), Oak Hill Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ogden Cemetery (1), Lamp Grounds Cemetery (2), Pine Level Campground Cemetery (3), Owens Cemetery (4), Joshua Creek Cemetery (5), Hull Cemetery (6), Fort Ogden Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Bee Gum Lake (A), Boggess Lake (B), Deep Lake (C), English Lake (D), Grass Lake (E), Handcock Lake (F), Johnson Lake (G), Lettuce Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Walker Branch (A), Tiger Bay Slough (B), Thornton Branch (C), Sand Gully (D), Myrtle Slough (E), Mossy Gully (F), McBride Branch (G), Mare Branch (H), Lake Slough (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Charlotte County , Glades County , Hardee County , Highlands County , Manatee County , Sarasota County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.9%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Current college students: 556
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 63.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 6,037 (13% naturalized citizens)

DeSoto County:

18.7%
Whole state:

16.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2,857
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,148
  • 1985 to 1989: 710
  • 1980 to 1984: 455
  • 1975 to 1979: 243
  • 1970 to 1974: 200
  • 1970 to 1974: 107
  • 1965 to 1969: 317

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 73.1%

DeSoto County marital status for males DeSoto County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in DeSoto County with a mortgage: 2,290 (326 second mortgage, 194 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,752

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

71.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for DeSoto County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,78638
Catholic4,3002
Mainline Protestant1,7367
Black Protestant1,2389
Other2221
None20,580-
DeSoto County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
DeSoto County:

2.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
DeSoto County:

3.50 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
DeSoto County:

9.7%
Florida:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
DeSoto County:

29.6%
State:

23.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.8%
State:

14.0%

Agriculture in DeSoto County:

Average size of farms: 337 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $156,198
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1729.17
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 5.67%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 16.46%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $120,307
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.41%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 88.43%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $38,912
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 82.74%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.03
Vegetables: 1,446 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 73,553 acres

Tornado activity:

DeSoto County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Florida state average. It is 4523833.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 10 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 12/12/1983, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

DeSoto County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 301.2 miles away from DeSoto County center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 424.1 miles away from the county center
On 3/31/1992 at 14:59:39, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 252.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 407.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 378.1 miles away from DeSoto County center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 513.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in DeSoto County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Fires: 4, Tropical Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (79%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Cuba (3%)
  • Guatemala (3%)
  • Jamaica (2%)
  • Colombia (1%)
  • Germany (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in DeSoto County (%):

  • United States or American (17%)
  • German (8%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Polish (1%)

DeSoto County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,567 (52%)
  • Carpooled: 4,155 (33%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,033 (8%)
  • Taxi: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 51 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 44 (0%)
  • Walked: 200 (2%)
  • Other means: 176 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 334 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in DeSoto County, Florida in 2000:

  • 1,466 people in state prisons
  • 899 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 320 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 135 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 114 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 80 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 79 people in nursing homes
  • 38 people in other group homes
  • 37 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 27 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in DeSoto County, Florida in 2010:

  • 2,537 people in state prisons
  • 408 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 293 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 264 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 167 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 47 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 44 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 32 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 6 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $37,228.

7.34% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($56,435 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.34%
Florida average:

7.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.73% relocated from other counties in Florida ($43,813 average AGI)
2.61% relocated from other states ($12,622 average AGI)
DeSoto County:

2.61%
Florida average:

3.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Charlotte County, FL  1.26% ($177,243 average AGI)
from Sarasota County, FL  0.48% ($29,841)
from Hardee County, FL  0.37% ($23,794)
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.31% ($20,000)
from Manatee County, FL  0.29% ($27,962)
from Lee County, FL  0.27% ($35,360)
from Polk County, FL  0.25% ($21,957)


8.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,673 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.00%
Florida average:

7.17%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.50% relocated to other counties in Florida ($20,455 average AGI)
2.49% relocated to other states ($8,218 average AGI)
DeSoto County:

2.49%
Florida average:

2.87%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Charlotte County, FL  1.57% ($37,361 average AGI)
to Sarasota County, FL  0.53% ($29,367)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.47% ($17,581)
to Lee County, FL  0.40% ($22,405)
to Manatee County, FL  0.35% ($31,719)
to Hardee County, FL  0.33% ($32,700)
to Polk County, FL  0.25% ($24,130)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.6

Births per 1000 population in DeSoto County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 8.2

Deaths per 1000 population in DeSoto County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in DeSoto County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 5,055 (4,244 aged, 811 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.87
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7520.350
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 140.430
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 49160.27

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1285.090
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 957.460

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 8.06
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 33.89

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 2.82

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 119.5. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 31,064

Size of family households: 3,746 2-persons, 1,377 3-persons, 1,222 4-persons, 788 5-persons, 412 6-persons, 358 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,612 1-person, 606 2-persons, 127 3-persons, 71 4-persons, 51 5-persons, 43 6-persons, 32 7-or-more-persons.

4,050 married couples with children.
1,735 single-parent households (455 men, 1,280 women).

75.9% of residents of DeSoto County speak English at home.
22.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (33% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 33% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (68% speak English very well, 22% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $165,436,000 ($4741 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,092,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $73,098,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $56,391,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,063,000
Federal grants: $26,505,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,054,000 ($239,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,326,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $15,840,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,486,000
Federal Government insurance: $195,642,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,400
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,570
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,550
Here:

+72 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -106
Here -3 per 1000 residents
State +59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in DeSoto County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 10.59 millions of gallons per day (42% from ground, 58% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.1
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 223
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,968
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,233
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,962
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,914
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,109
  • 1950 to 1959: 645
  • 1940 to 1949: 118
  • 1939 or earlier: 466
Rooms in houses/apartments in DeSoto County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 59
  • 2 rooms: 422
  • 3 rooms: 664
  • 4 rooms: 1,584
  • 5 rooms: 2,046
  • 6 rooms: 1,525
  • 7 rooms: 972
  • 8 rooms: 508
  • 9+ rooms: 246
  • 1 room: 62
  • 2 rooms: 247
  • 3 rooms: 364
  • 4 rooms: 1,058
  • 5 rooms: 504
  • 6 rooms: 284
  • 7 rooms: 126
  • 8 rooms: 50
  • 9+ rooms: 25
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in DeSoto County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 70
  • 1 bedroom: 959
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,843
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,399
  • 4 bedrooms: 702
  • 5+ bedrooms: 53
  • no bedroom: 62
  • 1 bedroom: 505
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,329
  • 3 bedrooms: 713
  • 4 bedrooms: 96
  • 5+ bedrooms: 15
Cars and other vehicles available in DeSoto County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 380
  • 1 vehicle: 3,537
  • 2 vehicles: 3,062
  • 3 vehicles: 852
  • 4 vehicles: 106
  • 5+ vehicles: 89
  • no vehicle: 504
  • 1 vehicle: 1,394
  • 2 vehicles: 676
  • 3 vehicles: 108
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5+ vehicles: 24

53% of DeSoto County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Florida.

DeSoto County:

52.5%
State average:

51.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $58,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in DeSoto County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (80.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.0%)
  • Utility gas (2.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.0%)
  • No fuel used (1.5%)
  • Wood (0.5%)
  • Electricity (70.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.8%)
  • No fuel used (3.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.7%)
  • Utility gas (1.4%)
  • Wood (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 157
Here:

4.6%
Florida:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 63
Here:

5.0%
Florida:

9.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 89
Here:

17.5%
Florida:

21.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

DeSoto County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,109,000
    Parks & Recreation: $56,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,035,000
    Regular Highways: $2,332,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,965,000
    Fire Protection: $1,896,000
    General - Other: $1,591,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,348,000
    Financial Administration: $1,178,000
    Housing & Community Development: $400,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $305,000
    General Public Buildings: $286,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $280,000
    Corrections - Other: $200,000
    Libraries: $46,000
    Parks & Recreation: $39,000
    Health Services - Other: $25,000
    Welfare - Other: $7,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $161,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health: $260,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $148,000
    Fire Protection: $65,000
    General Public Building: $45,000
    Central Staff: $44,000
    Parks & Recreation: $28,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,000,000

DeSoto County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,003,000
    All Other: $359,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $520,000
    General Support: $520,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $2,179,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $611,000
    Interest Earnings: $418,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $912,000
    Housing & Community Development: $596,000
    General Support: $558,000
    Public Welfare: $119,000
    Health & Hospitals: $11,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,752,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $1,963,000
    Total General Sales: $1,113,000
    Public Utilities: $801,000
    NEC: $351,000
    Other Selective Sales: $346,000

DeSoto County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,689,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,998,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $691,000

DeSoto County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,897,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

DeSoto County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

DeSoto County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in DeSoto County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7874.5 years
James6273.3 years
William5878.1 years
Mary5378.8 years
Robert5275.8 years
Richard2969.6 years
George2876.9 years
Charles2776.6 years
Dorothy2379.7 years
Donald2277.2 years
Most common last names in DeSoto County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3075.7 years
Johnson2278.5 years
Davis1777.3 years
Brown1773.9 years
Williams1575.3 years
Moore1369.2 years
Martin1180.6 years
Edwards1182.8 years
Walker1172.4 years
Reed1177.3 years
Businesses in DeSoto County, FL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Pac Sun1
Advance Auto Parts1Payless1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King3Publix Super Markets1
CVS1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1SONIC Drive-In1
Comfort Suites1Sears1
Curves1Sprint Nextel1
Dunkin Donuts2Starbucks1
FedEx7Subway2
Ford1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Holiday Inn1UPS7
KFC1Waffle House1
Knights Inn1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
Nike1

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