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De Soto County Statistics

Facts

Land area875.6 square miles
Population Density30.4 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)27,083
Population change1.6%
Under 5 years of age6.5%
Under 1824.6%
65 and over15.6%
Females51.6%
White59.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race2.6
Asian0.2%
Two or more races1.2%
Black or African American38.1%
Native American1.1%
Pacific Islander0%
Had graduated from high school78%
Had a bachelor degree or higher11.3%
Veterans2,243

Households and Housing

Households10,270
Persons per household2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more93.2%
Median household income$39,162
The Per capita income$21,547
Live below the poverty line22.6%
Housing units12,261
Multi-unit structures9%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$87,900
Residents owning their homes75.4%

Business Facts

Total number of firms2,065
Women-owned firms26.4%
Asian-owned firms0%
Hispanic-owned firms0%
Black-owned firms0%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$184,484
Retail sales per capita$7,010
Manufacturers shipments$0
Merchant wholesaler sales$21,967
Source US Census Data