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 3,599 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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Desoto Lakes, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,599
Population in Households 3,599
Population in Familes 2,839
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,923
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $50,504
Average Household Income $63,434
Per Capita Income $25,786


Total Housing Units 1,619 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,096 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 367 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 156 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $208,042
Average Home Value $254,836


Total Households 1,463
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 980
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 -0.16% 0.06%
Households -0.23% 0.08%
Families -0.29% 0.02%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   3.18%

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, 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 # 542 41st
Population Density # 263 71st
Diversity Index # 393 57th
Median Household Income # 438 52nd
Per Capita Income # 509 45th

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