Desoto Lakes, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Desoto Lakes, Florida - Basic Facts

The Desoto Lakes Census Designated Place had a population of 3,649 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Desoto Lakes is located at latitude 27.3721 and longitude -82.5007 in Sarasota County. The formal boundaries for the Desoto Lakes Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Sarasota County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

The Desoto Lakes Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402406) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Desoto Lakes Census Designated Place is located within Sarasota CCD of Sarasota County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Desoto Lakes population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Desoto Lakes, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,649
Population in Households 3,649
Population in Familes 2,897
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,964
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 1,484
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 997
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,618 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,040 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 444 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 134 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $192,982
Average Home Value $240,024


Median Household Income $49,379
Average Household Income $63,462
Per Capita Income $25,809
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.01% 0.35%
Households -0.06% 0.31%
Families -0.1% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   2.85%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Desoto Lakes, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Desoto Lakes to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 539 41st
Population Density1 # 254 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 391 58th
Median Household Income # 429 53rd
Per Capita Income # 469 49th

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