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De Soto Parish, Louisiana (LA)

County population in 2016: 27,256 (23% urban, 77% rural); it was 25,494 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,961
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,003
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,428
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,598 (it was 2,263 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

33%

Land area: 877 sq. mi.

Water area: 17.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in De Soto Parish: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (33.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (26.8%), Construction (17.9%), Manufacturing (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 79%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 20%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in De Soto Parish, Louisiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (57.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (37.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  39.9 years
Louisiana median age:  36.5 years
Males: 13,168  (48.3%)
Females: 14,088  (51.7%)
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De Soto Parish,LA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
De Soto Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $41,898 ($28,252 in 1999)

This county:

$41,898
Louisiana:

$45,146

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $425 (lower quartile is $225, upper quartile is $544)
This county:

$425
State:

$656


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $110,376 (it was $53,600 in 2000)
De Soto:

$110,376
Louisiana:

$158,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $66,660 - $188,709
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $970
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $287

Institutionalized population: 199

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 59
  • Burglaries: 100
  • Thefts: 298
  • Auto thefts: 53
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $197,800
  • 2013: 18 buildings, average cost: $197,800
  • 2014: 54 buildings, average cost: $210,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $510 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $226 (0.2%)

De Soto Parish household income distribution in 2009 De Soto Parish home values distribution De Soto Parish contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 27.1%
De Soto Parish:

27.1%
Louisiana:

20.2%
(14.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.6% for Black residents, 35.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.8% for American Indian residents, 40.0% for other race residents, 46.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.9 years old
(Males: 39.2 years old, Females: 40.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.6 years old, Black residents: 36.6 years old, American Indian residents: 47.9 years old, Asian residents: 65.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.9 years old, Other race residents: 24.1 years old)

Area name: Shreveport-Bossier City, LA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in De Soto Parish is $482 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $563 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $714 a month.

Cities in this county include: Mansfield, Stonewall, Logansport, South Mansfield, Keachi, Grand Cane, Longstreet, Stanley, Frierson, Gloster.

De Soto Parish 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: Coffee County, Georgia , Wilcox County, Alabama , Long County, Georgia , Johnson County, Texas , Panola County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.1%
Louisiana:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 782
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: 13.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 303 (54.1% naturalized citizens)

De Soto Parish:

1.1%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 11
  • 2000 to 2009: 135
  • 1990 to 1999: 30
  • 1980 to 1989: 81
  • 1970 to 1979: 19
  • Before 1970: 38
Note: State values scaled to De Soto Parish population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 48.9%

De Soto Parish marital status for males De Soto Parish marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,261
  • One, attached: 72
  • Two: 326
  • 3 or 4: 379
  • 5 to 9: 202
  • 10 to 19: 65
  • 20 to 49: 89
  • 50 or more: 88
  • Mobile homes: 4,033
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 13

Housing units in De Soto Parish with a mortgage: 3,703 (98 second mortgage, 175 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,596

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

52.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for De Soto Parish

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,49655
Mainline Protestant1,46918
Black Protestant1,1539
Catholic8492
Other8172
None11,872-
De Soto Parish 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: 3
De Soto Parish:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
De Soto Parish:

5.33 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
De Soto Parish:

12.0%
Louisiana:

10.9%

Adult obesity rate:
De Soto Parish:

31.2%
State:

29.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.9%
State:

13.7%

Agriculture in De Soto Parish:

Average size of farms: 218 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $28,318
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $74.19
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.85%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 92.00%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $24,885
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.03%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.97%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $31,286
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.06%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 25.61
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 12.11%
Vegetables: 78 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 63 acres

Earthquake activity:

De Soto Parish-area historical earthquake activity is above Louisiana state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 233.1 miles away from De Soto Parish 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 235.7 miles away from the county center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 361.6 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 316.5 miles away from the county center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 237.3 miles away from De Soto Parish center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 414.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 08, 2016 to April 08, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4263: March 13, 2016, FEMA Id: 4263, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Louisiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 29, 2009 to November 03, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1863: December 10, 2009, FEMA Id: 1863, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Louisiana Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 11, 2008 to November 07, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1792: September 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 1792, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: September 01, 2008 to September 11, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1786: September 02, 2008, FEMA Id: 1786, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1607: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1607, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3260: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3260, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 26, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3212: August 27, 2005, FEMA Id: 3212, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Loss of the Space Shuttle <span class="italic">Columbia</span>, Incident Period: February 01, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3172: February 01, 2003, FEMA Id: 3172, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Louisiana Western Louisiana Fire Complex, Incident Period: September 08, 2000 to September 22, 2000, Fire Management Assistance Declared: September 11, 2000, FEMA Id: 2337, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Louisiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 03, 1999 to April 07, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1269: April 09, 1999, FEMA Id: 1269, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in De Soto Parish (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Ice Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

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

  • Mexico (55%)
  • Poland (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • India (5%)
  • Honduras (5%)
  • Brazil (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in De Soto Parish (%):

  • American (21%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • German (1%)
  • African (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

De Soto Parish mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,014 (85.6%)
  • Carpooled: 796 (9.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 26 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 59 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 70 (0.9%)
  • Worked at home: 238 (2.9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in De Soto Parish, Louisiana in 2000:

  • 181 people in nursing homes
  • 93 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 27 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

People in group quarters in De Soto Parish, Louisiana in 2010:

  • 98 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 82 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 19 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,644.

6.71% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.71%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.58% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($27,366 average AGI)
2.13% relocated from other states ($12,428 average AGI)
De Soto Parish:

2.13%
Louisiana average:

2.51%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Caddo Parish, LA  2.94% ($38,708 average AGI)
from Bossier Parish, LA  0.49% ($35,553)
from Shelby County, TX  0.28% ($32,259)
from Sabine Parish, LA  0.23% ($46,545)
from Natchitoches Parish, LA  0.17% ($42,625)
from Harris County, TX  0.14% ($19,462)


6.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,376 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.65% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($26,885 average AGI)
1.97% relocated to other states ($12,491 average AGI)
De Soto Parish:

1.97%
Louisiana average:

2.51%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Caddo Parish, LA  3.09% ($38,359 average AGI)
to Bossier Parish, LA  0.50% ($37,583)
to Sabine Parish, LA  0.29% ($49,393)
to Shelby County, TX  0.27% ($28,038)
to Natchitoches Parish, LA  0.12% ($16,727)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.3

Births per 1000 population in De Soto Parish

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.6

Deaths per 1000 population in De Soto Parish

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in De Soto Parish

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in De Soto Parish
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in De Soto Parish


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,595 (3,669 aged, 926 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,033 (15%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in De Soto Parish, Louisiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (442)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (298)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (264)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (186)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (185)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (137)
  • Congestive heart failure (122)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (111)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (87)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (85)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.81
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,302
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 217
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 31,139

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,509
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,167
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 23

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 4
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 23

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 27,256
  • In family households: 22,650 (2,895 male householders, 3,859 female householders)
    4,533 spouses, 8,549 children (7,950 natural, 164 adopted, 433 stepchildren), 945 grandchildren, 409 brothers or sisters, 229 parents, 642 other relatives, 589 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,349 (1,783 male householders (1,552 living alone)), 1,651 female householders (1,391 living alone)), 909 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 248

Size of family households: 3,248 2-persons, 1,442 3-persons, 1,271 4-persons, 572 5-persons, 116 6-persons, 93 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,945 1-person, 396 2-persons, 61 3-persons, 27 4-persons.

3,012 married couples with children.
2,682 single-parent households (318 men, 2,364 women).

97.4% of residents of De Soto speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (38% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 16% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $156,466,000 ($5,965 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,465,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $58,217,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $41,389,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $836,000
Federal grants: $50,230,000
Federal procurement contracts: $823,000 ($-7,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,971,000 ($1,680,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $330,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,500,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,436,000

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

Births: 1,923
Here:

73 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,534
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +43
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +490
Here +19 per 1000 residents
State -20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in De Soto Parish

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.91 millions of gallons per day (44% from ground, 56% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 303
  • 2010 to 2013: 730
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,881
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,096
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,982
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,288
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,257
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,265
  • 1940 to 1949: 288
  • 1939 or earlier: 631
Note: State values scaled to De Soto population
Rooms in houses/apartments in De Soto Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to De Soto Parish population
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 50
  • 3 rooms: 87
  • 4 rooms: 606
  • 5 rooms: 2,200
  • 6 rooms: 1,909
  • 7 rooms: 1,066
  • 8 rooms: 755
  • 9+ rooms: 608
  • 1 room: 48
  • 2 rooms: 35
  • 3 rooms: 327
  • 4 rooms: 797
  • 5 rooms: 979
  • 6 rooms: 319
  • 7 rooms: 200
  • 8 rooms: 102
  • 9+ rooms: 43
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in De Soto Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to De Soto Parish population
  • no bedroom: 26
  • 1 bedroom: 102
  • 2 bedrooms: 981
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,642
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,360
  • 5+ bedrooms: 174
  • no bedroom: 47
  • 1 bedroom: 444
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,095
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,077
  • 4 bedrooms: 151
  • 5+ bedrooms: 41
Cars and other vehicles available in De Soto Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to De Soto Parish population
  • no vehicle: 289
  • 1 vehicle: 1,867
  • 2 vehicles: 2,986
  • 3 vehicles: 1,354
  • 4 vehicles: 523
  • 5+ vehicles: 310
  • no vehicle: 676
  • 1 vehicle: 1,432
  • 2 vehicles: 563
  • 3 vehicles: 174
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5+ vehicles: 7

92% of De Soto Parish residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Louisiana.

De Soto Parish:

91.8%
State average:

86.4%

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

  • This state: 21,895
  • Other state: 4,903
  • Northeast: 412
  • Midwest: 630
  • South: 3,438
  • West: 431

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in De Soto Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (63.2%)
  • Utility gas (28.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.8%)
  • Wood (1.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Electricity (69.0%)
  • Utility gas (25.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.5%)
  • Wood (0.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 126
Here:

4.2%
Louisiana:

17.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 141
Here:

9.6%
Louisiana:

17.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 48
Here:

5.1%
Louisiana:

17.3%

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)

De Soto Parish government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $810,000
    General Public Buildings: $623,000
    Air Transportation: $421,000
    Solid Waste Management: $387,000
    Regular Highways: $252,000
    Fire Protection: $49,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $25,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,045,000
    Regular Highways: $3,069,000
    Police Protection: $2,115,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,680,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,669,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,346,000
    Financial Administration: $1,201,000
    Health Services - Other: $946,000
    Fire Protection: $930,000
    Central Staff Services: $781,000
    Libraries: $762,000
    Housing & Community Development: $742,000
    Water Utilities: $692,000
    Welfare - Other: $311,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $185,000
    Air Transportation: $106,000
    Parks & Recreation: $60,000
    Sewerage: $34,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,849,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $895,000
    Solid Waste Management: $198,000
    Health - Other: $115,000
    Regular Highways: $99,000
    Police Protection: $90,000
    Corrections - Other: $54,000
    Judicial: $42,000
    Financial Administration: $24,000
    Libraries: $24,000
    General - Other: $14,000
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $9,000
    Air Transportation: $5,000
    Central Staff: $4,000
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,113,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $502,000

De Soto Parish government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,952,000
    Solid Waste Management: $294,000
    Sewerage: $21,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $741,000
    All Other: $180,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $292,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,062,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,162,000
    Property Sale Other: $41,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $568,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,956,000
    General Support: $1,530,000
    Highways: $414,000
    Public Welfare: $202,000
    Transit Utilities: $113,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,272,000
    Total General Sales: $2,775,000
    Public Utilities: $126,000
    NEC: $98,000
    Other Selective Sales: $20,000

De Soto Parish government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $154,655,000
    Water Utilities: $10,954,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,118,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,000,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $1,130,000
    Other NEC: $150,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $8,220,000
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $4,842,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $159,655,000
    Water Utilities: $3,402,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $462,000
    Other, NEC: $426,000

De Soto Parish government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $10,691,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $160,525,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,382
  • Number of aged recipients: 224
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,158
  • Number of recipients under 18: 242
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 748
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 392
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 519
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 641
De Soto Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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De Soto Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in De Soto Parish, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary17678.6 years
James16172.6 years
John13676.1 years
Robert13572.2 years
Willie11975.2 years
William11876.5 years
Henry6875.1 years
Annie6880.4 years
George5575.4 years
Charles5271.9 years
Most common last names in De Soto Parish, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones12172.8 years
Smith11973.8 years
Williams11776.7 years
Johnson9976.5 years
Brown8976.0 years
Jackson8776.0 years
Thomas7475.1 years
Davis6075.0 years
Taylor5774.5 years
Hall4675.7 years
Businesses in De Soto Parish, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Nike1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Popeyes1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
Ford2Subway2
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Lane Furniture2Walmart1
McDonald's1