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Desoto County Statistics

Facts

Land area637.1 square miles
Population Density54.7 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)34,517
Population change-1%
Under 5 years of age5.8%
Under 1821.4%
65 and over19.4%
Females43.7%
White83.4
Hispanic or Latino of any race30.2
Asian0.8%
Two or more races1.2%
Black or African American13.3%
Native American1.1%
Pacific Islander0.2%
Had graduated from high school71%
Had a bachelor degree or higher10.6%
Veterans2,802

Households and Housing

Households10,622
Persons per household2.9
Living in the same house for one year or more82%
Median household income$34,963
The Per capita income$15,088
Live below the poverty line29.6%
Housing units14,558
Multi-unit structures11%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$89,900
Residents owning their homes71.8%

Business Facts

Total number of firms1,899
Women-owned firms24%
Asian-owned firms0%
Hispanic-owned firms0%
Black-owned firms0%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$280,786
Retail sales per capita$8,001
Manufacturers shipments$0
Merchant wholesaler sales$0
Source US Census Data