DeSoto County FL Information


DeSoto County Subdivisions

DeSoto County FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 36,506
Daytime Population: Workers 11,741
Daytime Population: Residents 22,858
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 34,599
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 32,740
Population in Familes 25,648
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,766
Population Density2 57
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $36,509
Average Household Income $50,262
Per Capita Income $18,085


Total Housing Units 15,368 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,045 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,924 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,399 (22.1%)
Median Home Value $90,093
Average Home Value $139,904


Total Households 11,969
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 8,214
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.64% 0.73%
Households 0.62% 0.74%
Families 0.53% 0.69%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   2.43%


DeSoto County FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares DeSoto County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents 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 # 48 30th
Population Density # 46 33rd
Diversity Index # 4 96th
Median Household Income # 59 13th
Per Capita Income # 60 12th

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