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DeSoto County, Florida (FL)

County population in 2019: 37,920 (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: 60 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in DeSoto County: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (17.0%), Construction (15.4%), Educational, health and social services (13.6%), Retail trade (13.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 80%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in DeSoto County, FL (2019)
    • 20,40853.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 12,33932.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4,71812.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2850.8%Two or more races
    • 870.2%Asian alone
    • 540.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 310.08%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 140.04%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

41.3 years
Florida median age:

42.4 years
Males: 21,401  (56.4%)
Females: 16,519  (43.6%)
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Average household size:
DeSoto County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $37,709 ($30,714 in 1999)
This county:

$37,709
Florida:

$59,227

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $651 (lower quartile is $486, upper quartile is $779)
This county:

$651
State:

$1097


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $99,839 (it was $55,700 in 2000)
DeSoto:

$99,839
Florida:

$245,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $65,569 - $185,925

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $213,638
Here:

$213,638
State:

$343,090

Townhouses or other attached units: $145,565
Here:

$145,565
State:

$248,955

In 2-unit structures: $115,244
Here:

$115,244
State:

$250,044

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $116,368
Here:

$116,368
State:

$227,379

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $134,255
Here:

$134,255
State:

$313,255

Mobile homes: $54,826
Here:

$54,826
State:

$83,101

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $29,822
Here:

$29,822
State:

$66,167

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,136
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $336

Institutionalized population: 3,053

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 12
  • Robberies: 13
  • Assaults: 130
  • Burglaries: 321
  • Thefts: 510
  • Auto thefts: 24

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

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 17
  • Assaults: 136
  • Burglaries: 208
  • Thefts: 408
  • Auto thefts: 13
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Health of residents in DeSoto County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.2. This is significantly worse than average.
64.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
54.1% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
98.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
51.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 169 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 103 buildings, average cost: $86,100
  • 1998: 66 buildings, average cost: $78,200
  • 1999: 85 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 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
  • 2005: 166 buildings, average cost: $135,400
  • 2006: 167 buildings, average cost: $179,000
  • 2007: 141 buildings, average cost: $361,000
  • 2008: 163 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 2009: 109 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 2010: 96 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 2011: 95 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 2012: 99 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 2013: 117 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 2014: 112 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 2015: 118 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 2016: 71 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2017: 79 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2018: 71 buildings, average cost: $150,100
  • 2019: 127 buildings, average cost: $107,000
Number of permits per 10,000 DeSoto, FL residents
Average permit cost in DeSoto, FL
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,291 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,088 (1.2%)

Distribution of median household income in DeSoto, FL in 2019
Distribution of house value in DeSoto, FL in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in DeSoto, FL in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 24.2%
DeSoto County:

24.2%
Florida:

12.7%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.8% for Black residents, 32.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 57.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 12.7% for other race residents, 31.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 41.3 years old
(Males: 39.4 years old, Females: 43.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 55.0 years old, Black residents: 34.4 years old, American Indian residents: 40.0 years old, Asian residents: 36.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30.2 years old, Other race residents: 26.9 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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Neighboring counties: Calhoun County, Texas , Lee County , Sarasota County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.4%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year in DeSoto, FL

Current college students: 556
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 73.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,908 (31.3% naturalized citizens)

DeSoto County:

15.6%
Whole state:

21.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,4962010 or later
  • 1,6132000 to 2009
  • 1,1551990 to 1999
  • 1,1651980 to 1989
  • 4431970 to 1979
  • 424Before 1970

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:

  • One, detached: 8,190
  • One, attached: 412
  • Two: 276
  • 3 or 4: 243
  • 5 to 9: 1,005
  • 10 to 19: 151
  • 20 to 49: 22
  • 50 or more: 45
  • Mobile homes: 4,784
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 395

Housing units in DeSoto County with a mortgage: 3,134 (84 second mortgage, 197 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,620

Here:

37.5% with mortgage
State:

56.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for DeSoto County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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

Earthquake activity:

DeSoto County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Florida state average. It is 92% 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 301.2 miles away from DeSoto County center
On 6/23/2016 at 17:20:29, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 242.9 miles away from the 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 9/4/2016 at 18:29:29, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML) earthquake occurred 245.1 miles away from the county center
On 9/21/2016 at 16:30:52, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML) earthquake occurred 245.3 miles away from DeSoto County center
On 7/16/2016 at 20:00:10, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB) earthquake occurred 231.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Florida Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4486, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Florida Hurricane Irma, Incident Period: September 4, 2017 - October 18, 2017, FEMA Id: 4337, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Tropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3288: August 21, 2008, FEMA Id: 3288, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Florida Hurricane Wilma, Incident Period: October 23, 2005 to November 18, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1609: October 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1609, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3220: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3220, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Jeanne, Incident Period: September 24, 2004 to November 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1561: September 26, 2004, FEMA Id: 1561, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Frances, Incident Period: September 03, 2004 to October 08, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1545: September 04, 2004, FEMA Id: 1545, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Charley and Tropical Storm Bonnie, Incident Period: August 11, 2004 to August 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1539: August 13, 2004, FEMA Id: 1539, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Hurricane
  • Florida Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 2003 to August 22, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1481: July 29, 2003, FEMA Id: 1481, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Florida Tropical Storm Gabrielle, Incident Period: September 13, 2001 to September 21, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1393: September 28, 2001, FEMA Id: 1393, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in DeSoto County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Fires: 4, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - DeSoto

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,654 (70.8%)
  • Carpooled: 2,108 (14.0%)
  • Bus: 575 (3.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 108 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 57 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 376 (2.5%)
  • Worked at home: 1,118 (7.4%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (17%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (69%)
  • Cuba (7%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Honduras (3%)
  • Guatemala (2%)
  • El Salvador (1%)
  • South Africa (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in DeSoto County


  • American (10%)
  • English (8%)
  • German (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • European (1%)
  • French Canadian (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 intellectually disabled
  • 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 $42,168.

8.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,960 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.12%
Florida average:

7.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.11% relocated from other counties in Florida ($23,159 average AGI)
3.01% relocated from other states ($18,802 average AGI)
DeSoto County:

3.01%
Florida average:

3.87%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Charlotte County, FL  1.77% ($36,199 average AGI)
from Sarasota County, FL  0.61% ($40,049)
from Lee County, FL  0.43% ($38,558)
from Manatee County, FL  0.38% ($30,237)
from Hardee County, FL  0.20% ($57,450)


6.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,265 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
Florida average:

6.59%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.61% relocated to other counties in Florida ($33,242 average AGI)
2.08% relocated to other states ($9,023 average AGI)
DeSoto County:

2.08%
Florida average:

2.71%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Charlotte County, FL  1.45% ($37,007 average AGI)
to Sarasota County, FL  0.49% ($61,313)
to Highlands County, FL  0.36% ($25,343)
to Lee County, FL  0.35% ($38,441)
to Hardee County, FL  0.27% ($21,615)
to Manatee County, FL  0.25% ($50,125)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.25% ($28,125)

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 2019: 8.8

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 population in DeSoto County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 24.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 9.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in DeSoto County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in DeSoto County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in DeSoto County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in DeSoto County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in DeSoto County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in DeSoto County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,284 (4,383 aged, 901 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,754 (23%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in DeSoto County, Florida in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (691)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (484)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (357)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (252)
  • Unspecified dementia (135)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (70)
  • Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, without complications (14)
  • Congestive heart failure (12)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (11)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (11)

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: 7,520
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 140
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 49,160

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,285
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 957

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 8
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 34

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3

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: 37,920
  • Male householders: 6,893 (1,564 living alone), Female householders: 5,447 (1,682 living alone)
  • 6,028 spouses (5,999 opposite-sex spouses), 729 unmarried partners, (714 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 10,174 children (9,495 natural, 125 adopted, 540 stepchildren), 978 grandchildren, 784 brothers or sisters, 769 parents, 39 foster children, 1,034 other relatives, 1,513 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 3,467

Size of family households: 4,018 2-persons, 1,686 3-persons, 1,202 4-persons, 793 5-persons, 336 6-persons, 374 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,245 1-person, 605 2-persons, 26 3-persons, 49 4-persons.

4,070 married couples with children.
2,003 single-parent households (368 men, 1,635 women).

70.4% of residents of DeSoto speak English at home.
28.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (46% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 48% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $165,436,000 ($4,741 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:

5.3
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built in DeSoto County, Florida
  • Year house built in DeSoto County, Florida
  • 4522014 or later
  • 4282010 to 2013
  • 2,6052000 to 2009
  • 3,6091990 to 1999
  • 3,3751980 to 1989
  • 2,4431970 to 1979
  • 1,1311960 to 1969
  • 6401950 to 1959
  • 3351940 to 1949
  • 3471939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in DeSoto County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in DeSoto County, Florida
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in DeSoto County, Florida
  • 451 room
  • 2562 rooms
  • 6213 rooms
  • 1,3504 rooms
  • 2,4735 rooms
  • 2,2246 rooms
  • 8747 rooms
  • 3638 rooms
  • 4879+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in DeSoto County, Florida
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in DeSoto County, Florida
  • 1071 room
  • 2632 rooms
  • 4613 rooms
  • 8304 rooms
  • 1,1115 rooms
  • 6086 rooms
  • 1787 rooms
  • 608 rooms
  • 09+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in DeSoto County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in DeSoto County, Florida
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in DeSoto County, Florida
  • 53no bedroom
  • 7651 bedroom
  • 2,9362 bedrooms
  • 4,0323 bedrooms
  • 8064 bedrooms
  • 595+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in DeSoto County, Florida
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in DeSoto County, Florida
  • 108no bedroom
  • 5411 bedroom
  • 1,3642 bedrooms
  • 1,1893 bedrooms
  • 3614 bedrooms
  • 505+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in DeSoto County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in DeSoto County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in DeSoto County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 280no vehicle
  • 3,6081 vehicle
  • 3,1752 vehicles
  • 1,1453 vehicles
  • 3554 vehicles
  • 1365+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in DeSoto County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in DeSoto County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 546no vehicle
  • 1,6321 vehicle
  • 1,0192 vehicles
  • 3663 vehicles
  • 854 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

86.8% of DeSoto County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Florida.

DeSoto County:

86.8%
State average:

84.5%

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

  • This state: 19,618
  • Other state: 11,847
  • Northeast: 3,867
  • Midwest: 3,920
  • South: 3,346
  • West: 718
Year householders moved into unit in DeSoto County, FL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in DeSoto County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 95.2%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Utility gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 92.5%Electricity
  • 5.2%No fuel used
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Utility gas
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 192
Here:

6.0%
Florida:

14.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 96
Here:

5.0%
Florida:

11.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 66
Here:

8.7%
Florida:

19.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

DeSoto County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $988,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,924,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,892,000
    Sewerage: $1,866,000
    Parks and Recreation: $228,000
    Regular Highways: $93,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $916,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,617,000
    Police Protection: $5,262,000
    Financial Administration: $5,158,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,830,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,632,000
    Regular Highways: $2,669,000
    Sewerage: $2,617,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,554,000
    Water Utilities: $1,305,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,102,000
    Parks and Recreation: $805,000
    Housing and Community Development: $660,000
    Health - Other: $541,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $508,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $499,000
    Hospitals: $483,000
    General Public Buildings: $300,000
    Libraries: $254,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $183,000
    Local Fire Protection: $137,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $372,000
    Other: $145,000
    Highways: $48,000
    Transit Utilities: $44,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $370,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $1,800,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,042,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,236,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,144,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,688,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,100,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $2,920,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,211,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $250,000
    Sale of Property: $42,000
    Interest Earnings: $40,000
    Rents: $19,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $971,000
    Police Protection: $645,000
    Health - Other: $209,000
    General - Other: $126,000
    Parks and Recreation: $115,000
    Central Staff Services: $73,000
    Financial Administration: $42,000
    Libraries: $18,000
    Correctional Institutions: $15,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,112,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,693,000
    Transit Utilities: $11,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,975,000
    Other: $2,282,000
    Health and Hospitals: $334,000
    Highways: $225,000
    Sewerage: $188,000
    Public Welfare: $164,000
    Transit Utilities: $44,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,257,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $2,490,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,131,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,250,000
    Other License: $729,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $216,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $147,000
    Other Selective Sales: $83,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $434,000

DeSoto County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $988,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,924,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,892,000
    Sewerage: $1,866,000
    Parks and Recreation: $228,000
    Regular Highways: $93,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $916,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,617,000
    Police Protection: $5,262,000
    Financial Administration: $5,158,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,830,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,632,000
    Regular Highways: $2,669,000
    Sewerage: $2,617,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,554,000
    Water Utilities: $1,305,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,102,000
    Parks and Recreation: $805,000
    Housing and Community Development: $660,000
    Health - Other: $541,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $508,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $499,000
    Hospitals: $483,000
    General Public Buildings: $300,000
    Libraries: $254,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $183,000
    Local Fire Protection: $137,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $372,000
    Other: $145,000
    Highways: $48,000
    Transit Utilities: $44,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $370,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $1,800,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,042,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,236,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,144,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,688,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,100,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $2,920,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,211,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $250,000
    Sale of Property: $42,000
    Interest Earnings: $40,000
    Rents: $19,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $971,000
    Police Protection: $645,000
    Health - Other: $209,000
    General - Other: $126,000
    Parks and Recreation: $115,000
    Central Staff Services: $73,000
    Financial Administration: $42,000
    Libraries: $18,000
    Correctional Institutions: $15,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,112,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,693,000
    Transit Utilities: $11,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,975,000
    Other: $2,282,000
    Health and Hospitals: $334,000
    Highways: $225,000
    Sewerage: $188,000
    Public Welfare: $164,000
    Transit Utilities: $44,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,257,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $2,490,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,131,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,250,000
    Other License: $729,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $216,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $147,000
    Other Selective Sales: $83,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $434,000

DeSoto County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $988,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,924,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,892,000
    Sewerage: $1,866,000
    Parks and Recreation: $228,000
    Regular Highways: $93,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $916,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,617,000
    Police Protection: $5,262,000
    Financial Administration: $5,158,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,830,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,632,000
    Regular Highways: $2,669,000
    Sewerage: $2,617,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,554,000
    Water Utilities: $1,305,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,102,000
    Parks and Recreation: $805,000
    Housing and Community Development: $660,000
    Health - Other: $541,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $508,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $499,000
    Hospitals: $483,000
    General Public Buildings: $300,000
    Libraries: $254,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $183,000
    Local Fire Protection: $137,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $372,000
    Other: $145,000
    Highways: $48,000
    Transit Utilities: $44,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $370,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $1,800,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,042,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,236,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,144,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,688,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,100,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $2,920,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,211,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $250,000
    Sale of Property: $42,000
    Interest Earnings: $40,000
    Rents: $19,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $971,000
    Police Protection: $645,000
    Health - Other: $209,000
    General - Other: $126,000
    Parks and Recreation: $115,000
    Central Staff Services: $73,000
    Financial Administration: $42,000
    Libraries: $18,000
    Correctional Institutions: $15,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,112,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,693,000
    Transit Utilities: $11,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,975,000
    Other: $2,282,000
    Health and Hospitals: $334,000
    Highways: $225,000
    Sewerage: $188,000
    Public Welfare: $164,000
    Transit Utilities: $44,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,257,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $2,490,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,131,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,250,000
    Other License: $729,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $216,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $147,000
    Other Selective Sales: $83,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $434,000

DeSoto County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $988,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,924,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,892,000
    Sewerage: $1,866,000
    Parks and Recreation: $228,000
    Regular Highways: $93,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $916,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,617,000
    Police Protection: $5,262,000
    Financial Administration: $5,158,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,830,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,632,000
    Regular Highways: $2,669,000
    Sewerage: $2,617,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,554,000
    Water Utilities: $1,305,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,102,000
    Parks and Recreation: $805,000
    Housing and Community Development: $660,000
    Health - Other: $541,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $508,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $499,000
    Hospitals: $483,000
    General Public Buildings: $300,000
    Libraries: $254,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $183,000
    Local Fire Protection: $137,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $372,000
    Other: $145,000
    Highways: $48,000
    Transit Utilities: $44,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $370,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $1,800,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,042,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,236,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,144,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,688,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,100,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $2,920,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,211,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $250,000
    Sale of Property: $42,000
    Interest Earnings: $40,000
    Rents: $19,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $971,000
    Police Protection: $645,000
    Health - Other: $209,000
    General - Other: $126,000
    Parks and Recreation: $115,000
    Central Staff Services: $73,000
    Financial Administration: $42,000
    Libraries: $18,000
    Correctional Institutions: $15,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,112,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,693,000
    Transit Utilities: $11,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,975,000
    Other: $2,282,000
    Health and Hospitals: $334,000
    Highways: $225,000
    Sewerage: $188,000
    Public Welfare: $164,000
    Transit Utilities: $44,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,257,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $2,490,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,131,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,250,000
    Other License: $729,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $216,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $147,000
    Other Selective Sales: $83,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $434,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 771
  • Number of aged recipients: 83
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 688
  • Number of recipients under 18: 167
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 445
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 159
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 309
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 330
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