DeSoto County, Mississippi (MS)

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County population in 2012: 166,234 (80% urban, 20% rural); it was 107,199 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 35,201
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,664
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 30,736
Renter-occupied apartments: 13,883 (it was 8,056 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

30%

Land area: 478 sq. mi.

Water area: 18.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 343 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in DeSoto County: 88.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.1%), Educational, health and social services (19.3%), Construction (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in DeSoto County, Mississippi:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (70.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (21.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.0%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Mississippi median age:  36.0 years
Males: 78,595  (32.9%)
Females: 82,657  (67.1%)

DeSoto County,MS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
DeSoto County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $58,959 ($48,206 in 1999)

This county:

$58959
Mississippi:

$37963

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $741 (lower quartile is $625, upper quartile is $922)
This county:

$741
State:

$529


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $152,400 (it was $101,200 in 2000)
DeSoto:

$152,400
Mississippi:

$97,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $96,700 - $210,500
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,200
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $304

Institutionalized population: 569

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, MS map from a distance

Health of residents in DeSoto County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is worse than average.
66.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
50.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
98.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
64.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 204 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 162 pounds. This is more than average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1611 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2001: 1827 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2002: 2195 buildings, average cost: $108,100
  • 2003: 2384 buildings, average cost: $110,200
  • 2004: 2234 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 2005: 2806 buildings, average cost: $119,800
  • 2006: 2529 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 2007: 1665 buildings, average cost: $131,600
  • 2008: 614 buildings, average cost: $133,700
  • 2009: 506 buildings, average cost: $130,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,249 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $703 (0.6%)

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: 12.4%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.8% for Black residents, 25.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.4% for American Indian residents, 28.2% for other race residents, 15.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.4%
DeSoto County:

12.4%
Mississippi:

24.0%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.8% for Black residents, 23.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.3% for American Indian residents, 30.8% for other race residents, 18.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 36 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Area name: Memphis, TN-MS-AR HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in DeSoto County is $572 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $636 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $847 a month.

Cities in this county include: Southaven, Olive Branch, Horn Lake, Hernando, Lynchburg, Bridgetown, Walls, Memphis.

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

2005 air pollution in DeSoto County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.107 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.084 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 13.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 40 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in DeSoto County: Camp Currier (A), Frees Corners (B), Grey Farm (C), Howards Store (D), Wilson Store (E), Bass Landing (F), Highway Fiftyone Landing (G), Nemway (H), Newport Industrial Complex (I), Love Fire Department (J), Eudora Fire Department (K), Lewisburg Volunteer Fire Department - De Soto County Fire Station 2 (L), Summers Hill Volunteer Fire Department Station 15 (M), Alphaba - Cockrum - Ingrams Mill Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (N), Alphaba - Cockrum - Ingrams Mill Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (O), Nesbit Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (P), Fairhaven Volunteer Fire Department (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in DeSoto County include: Bullards Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (A), Knights Church (B), Trinity Conservative Methodist Church (C), Trinity Church (D), Sunrise Church (E), Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church (F), Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (G), Pleasant Grove Church (H), New Prospect Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Old Love Cemetery (1), Macedonia Cemetery (2), Halliburton Cemetery (3), Center Hill Cemetery (4), Winbourn Cemetery (5), Wiggins Cemetery (6), Whites Chapel Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Horn Lake (A), Mud Lake (B), Norfolk Lake (C), Lake Cormorant (D), Chief Chisca Lake (E), Deer Track Lake (F), Lake Greenwood Leflore (G), Koko Reef Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Holly Branch (A), Bean Patch Creek (B), Byhalia Creek (C), Camp Creek (D), Cane Creek (E), Caney Creek (F), Cub Lake Bayou (G), Dry Creek (H), Grays Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in DeSoto County include: Hernando Point Public Use Area (1), North Abutment Public Use Area (2), Plantation Point Public Use Area (3), Pleasant Hill Public Use Area (4), Arkabutla State Waterfowl Refuge (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Crittenden County, Arkansas , Marshall County , Tate County , Tunica County , Shelby County, Tennessee .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
Mississippi:

8.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Current college students: 4,155
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,051 (34% naturalized citizens)

DeSoto County:

1.9%
Whole state:

1.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 799
  • 1990 to 1994: 467
  • 1985 to 1989: 149
  • 1980 to 1984: 183
  • 1975 to 1979: 123
  • 1970 to 1974: 112
  • 1970 to 1974: 76
  • 1965 to 1969: 142

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 35.9%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in DeSoto County with a mortgage: 21,723 (2,161 second mortgage, 1,730 home equity loan, 122 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,159

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for DeSoto County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant59,275124
Mainline Protestant9,80726
Black Protestant9,26924
Catholic5,9283
Other8273
None76,146-
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: 16
DeSoto County:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 58
DeSoto County:

3.89 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 96
This county:

6.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
DeSoto County:

10.4%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
DeSoto County:

31.6%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.6%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in DeSoto County:

Average size of farms: 224 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $33,483
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $235.97
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 13.46%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $33,237
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 54.93%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.35%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $37,701
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.49%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.84
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.64%
Corn for grain: 12735 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 8178 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 10190 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 38935 harvested acres
Vegetables: 255 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 105 acres

Tornado activity:

DeSoto County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 1892253.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 fatalities and 134 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/27/1973, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 50 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

DeSoto County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 54.1 miles away from DeSoto County center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 115.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 77.2 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 158.6 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 56.1 miles away from DeSoto County center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 126.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in DeSoto County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

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 (45%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Other Western Africa (4%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • India (3%)

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

  • United States or American (25%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • English (10%)
  • German (8%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

DeSoto County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 45,038 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 5,902 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 35 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 20 (0%)
  • Railroad: 49 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 16 (0%)
  • Taxi: 11 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 29 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 23 (0%)
  • Walked: 158 (0%)
  • Other means: 254 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,112 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 229 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 225 people in nursing homes
  • 62 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 21 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 16 people in other group homes
  • 14 people in religious group quarters
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally ill

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

  • 320 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 228 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 15 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 13 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,573.

7.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,821 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.96%
Mississippi average:

6.70%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($53 average AGI)
DeSoto County:

0.02%
Mississippi average:

0.04%

2.22% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($9,213 average AGI)
5.72% relocated from other states ($28,555 average AGI)
DeSoto County:

5.72%
Mississippi average:

2.79%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Shelby County, TN  3.07% ($35,591 average AGI)
from Marshall County, MS  0.40% ($33,698)
from Tate County, MS  0.37% ($32,182)
from Tunica County, MS  0.24% ($25,128)
from Panola County, MS  0.15% ($29,868)
from Lafayette County, MS  0.09% ($27,491)
from Cook County, IL  0.09% ($28,113)


6.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,618 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
Mississippi average:

6.88%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($205 average AGI)
DeSoto County:

0.04%
Mississippi average:

0.06%

1.76% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($8,353 average AGI)
5.16% relocated to other states ($29,061 average AGI)
DeSoto County:

5.16%
Mississippi average:

2.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Shelby County, TN  2.50% ($31,010 average AGI)
to Tate County, MS  0.33% ($34,294)
to Marshall County, MS  0.29% ($33,667)
to Tunica County, MS  0.12% ($27,794)
to Panola County, MS  0.11% ($35,172)
to Lafayette County, MS  0.10% ($25,610)
to Hinds County, MS  0.07% ($23,048)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 13.3

Births per 1000 population in DeSoto County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 6.8

Deaths per 1000 population in DeSoto County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in DeSoto County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 13,091 (10,829 aged, 2,262 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.77
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8242.780
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 152.390
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 26989.67

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1472.220
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 703.630
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13.14

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 25.8
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 75.91

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.57

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 48.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 34.4
  • Other - 13.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 115.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 81.3
  • Other - 34.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 160,642

Size of family households: 16,193 2-persons, 10,918 3-persons, 9,575 4-persons, 4,479 5-persons, 1,682 6-persons, 983 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,436 1-person, 1,977 2-persons, 322 3-persons, 125 4-persons, 43 5-persons, 9 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons.

21,090 married couples with children.
6,108 single-parent households (1,481 men, 4,627 women).

96.4% of residents of DeSoto County speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (54% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $402,174,000 ($3080 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $30,428,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $244,173,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $65,802,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,213,000
Federal grants: $57,569,000
Federal procurement contracts: $18,508,000 ($14,795,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $12,909,000 ($1,936,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,204,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $201,843,000
Federal Government insurance: $56,585,000

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

Births: 9,554
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,317
Here:

32 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +658
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +24,203
Here +177 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in DeSoto County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 10.86 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,486
  • 2000 to 2004: 20,180
  • 1990 to 1999: 18,439
  • 1980 to 1989: 7,796
  • 1970 to 1979: 8,421
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,528
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,074
  • 1940 to 1949: 358
  • 1939 or earlier: 726
Rooms in houses/apartments in DeSoto County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 72
  • 3 rooms: 564
  • 4 rooms: 1,907
  • 5 rooms: 9,101
  • 6 rooms: 8,449
  • 7 rooms: 5,140
  • 8 rooms: 2,868
  • 9+ rooms: 2,629
  • 1 room: 74
  • 2 rooms: 455
  • 3 rooms: 1,157
  • 4 rooms: 2,259
  • 5 rooms: 2,647
  • 6 rooms: 937
  • 7 rooms: 339
  • 8 rooms: 91
  • 9+ rooms: 97
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in DeSoto County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 52
  • 1 bedroom: 392
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,133
  • 3 bedrooms: 20,890
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,210
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,059
  • no bedroom: 86
  • 1 bedroom: 1,531
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,329
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,752
  • 4 bedrooms: 316
  • 5+ bedrooms: 42
Cars and other vehicles available in DeSoto County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 698
  • 1 vehicle: 7,037
  • 2 vehicles: 15,673
  • 3 vehicles: 5,289
  • 4 vehicles: 1,506
  • 5+ vehicles: 533
  • no vehicle: 691
  • 1 vehicle: 3,701
  • 2 vehicles: 2,928
  • 3 vehicles: 574
  • 4 vehicles: 135
  • 5+ vehicles: 27

49% of DeSoto County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 22% lived in Mississippi.

DeSoto County:

49.0%
State average:

59.0%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $97,100


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
  • Utility gas (66.2%)
  • Electricity (21.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.6%)
  • Wood (0.9%)
  • Electricity (53.9%)
  • Utility gas (36.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.9%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,500
Here:

10.8%
Mississippi:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 741
Here:

13.2%
Mississippi:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 671
Here:

18.6%
Mississippi:

12.4%

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 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,292,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $9,716,000
    Regular Highways: $9,227,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,340,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,098,000
    Financial Administration: $2,583,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,582,000
    Health - Other: $2,544,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,125,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,065,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,211,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,094,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $469,000
    General - Other: $114,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,011,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Other Higher Education: $4,141,000
    Libraries: $1,013,000
    Central Staff Services: $288,000
    General - Other: $180,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,544,000

DeSoto County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,175,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,107,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $472,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,699,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,222,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $533,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,699,000
    Highways: $1,246,000
    All Other: $975,000
    Health and Hospitals: $610,000
  • Tax - Property: $38,436,000
    Other License: $2,367,000

DeSoto County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,511,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $71,956,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,515,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,960,000

DeSoto County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,164,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,298,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

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)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 23 full 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 ORIGINATED1,397$146,989716$150,5343,011$156,861169$39,6805$1,959,000515$133,47822$43,409
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED30$138,76734$159,471293$164,48114$58,8570$012$102,9174$69,750
APPLICATIONS DENIED178$151,84887$143,4021,278$158,552112$37,0270$060$84,56730$71,600
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN126$156,07164$151,531893$154,73222$112,6360$032$117,7192$66,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS19$150,5798$162,500248$155,20615$86,4670$04$117,5005$45,600
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 23 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED97$211,505139$192,6043$92,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED45$178,82255$191,3271$168,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED29$220,13824$209,7920$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$231,09111$162,0910$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$132,75016$159,1883$70,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in DeSoto County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James48969.6 years
Mary36977.8 years
William35170.8 years
John30872.0 years
Robert27169.7 years
Charles18968.9 years
Willie13974.9 years
Thomas13871.0 years
George13872.4 years
Dorothy11274.4 years
Most common last names in DeSoto County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith18275.9 years
Jones15573.7 years
Johnson15473.9 years
Williams14273.1 years
Davis11674.7 years
White10674.6 years
Moore10074.0 years
Brown8970.6 years
Harris7775.8 years
Thomas6270.5 years
Businesses in DeSoto County, MS
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lowe's2
AT&T5Marriott4
Advance Auto Parts2Marshalls1
Aeropostale1MasterBrand Cabinets5
American Eagle Outfitters1McDonald's7
Applebee's2Men's Wearhouse1
Arby's2Motel 61
Ashley Furniture1Motherhood Maternity2
AutoZone7New Balance1
Avenue1Nike6
Baskin-Robbins3Nissan1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Office Depot1
Best Western2OfficeMax1
Blockbuster2Old Navy1
Buffalo Wild Wings2Olive Garden1
Burger King2On The Border1
CVS7Outback1
Catherines1Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet2Pac Sun1
Chick-Fil-A2Papa John's Pizza3
Chuck E. Cheese's1Payless4
Circle K9Penske4
Comfort Inn2Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Suites2Pizza Hut5
Cracker Barrel1Plato's Closet1
Cricket Wireless4Popeyes1
Curves2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Days Inn2Quality1
Decora Cabinetry1Quiznos3
Dennys1RadioShack2
Domino's Pizza2Ramada1
DressBarn1Red Lobster1
Dressbarn1Rite Aid2
Econo Lodge1Rue211
Fashion Bug1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx22SONIC Drive-In8
Finish Line1Sam's Club1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Sears1
Ford2Shoe Carnival1
GNC3Sleep Inn1
GameStop3Sprint Nextel2
Goodwill6Starbucks3
H&R Block7Steak 'n Shake1
Hilton2Subway7
Holiday Inn4Super 83
Home Depot2T-Mobile6
Hyundai1T.G.I. Driday's1
IHOP2Taco Bell6
JCPenney1Target2
Jones New York3The Room Place1
Journeys1U-Haul9
Justice1UPS22
KFC3Vans1
Kohl's1Verizon Wireless1
Kroger5Waffle House5
La Quinta1Walgreens10
La-Z-Boy1Walmart4
Lane Bryant1Wendy's6
Lane Furniture5YMCA1
Little Caesars Pizza2

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