DeSoto County FL Information


DeSoto County Subdivisions

DeSoto County FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 36,856
Population in Households 33,112
Population in Familes 25,782
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,744
Population Density1 58
Diversity Index2 75


Median Household Income $38,684
Average Household Income $52,834
Per Capita Income $18,909


Total Housing Units 15,635 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,018 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,069 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,548 (22.7%)
Median Home Value $92,925
Average Home Value $151,893


Total Households 12,087
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 8,282
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.68% 0.83%
Households 0.66% 0.85%
Families 0.57% 0.78%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.39%


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, 2018 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 # 51 25th
Per Capita Income # 53 22nd

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