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Population (year 2000): 37,646. Estimated population in July 2005: 44,653 (+18.6% change)
Males: 17,697 (47.0%), Females: 19,949 (53.0%)

Dallas County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 36.1 years
Median household income: $57,699 (year 2000)
Median house value: $110,600 (year 2000)

DeSoto, TX residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in DeSoto:

  • Black (45.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (44.7%)
  • Hispanic (7.3%)
  • Other race (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (7.7%), English (7.3%), United States (6.0%), Irish (6.0%), Subsaharan African (1.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.6%).Texas

Elevation: 650 feet

Land area: 21.6 square miles

DeSoto,

For population 25 years and over in DeSoto

  • High school or higher: 88.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in DeSoto city

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 61.2%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

4.8% Foreign born (2.3% Latin America, 1.4% Asia, 0.6% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +6,905 (+22.5%).

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Prairie, TX Grand (13.5 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: TX Dallas, (14.7 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Heights, TX (3.6 miles Glenn TX (4.9 miles Duncanville, TX (5.2 miles Ovilla, Leaf, TX (5.5 miles Oak TX Lancaster, (5.8 miles Hill, TX (6.1 miles Cedar Oak, TX Red (6.2 miles Hill, TX (9.4 miles Pecan


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 134 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 1997: 187 buildings, average cost: $121,600
  • 1998: 228 buildings, average cost: $139,400
  • 1999: 282 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2000: 305 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2001: 336 buildings, average cost: $185,300
  • 2002: 664 buildings, average cost: $189,800
  • 2003: 654 buildings, average cost: $192,300
  • 2004: 570 buildings, average cost: $186,900
  • 2005: 457 buildings, average cost: $225,400

Latitude: 32.60 N, Longitude: 96.86 W

DeSoto, Texas business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.7%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.9%), Manufacturing (10.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -8,972 (-23.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,061 (15.9%)

Crime in DeSoto by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Murders 0 2 4 2 2
    per 100,000 0.0 5.3 10.6 5.3 5.3
Rapes 13 12 13 11 14
    per 100,000 34.5 31.9 34.5 29.2 37.2
Robberies 32 39 29 35 36
    per 100,000 85.0 103.6 77.0 93.0 95.6
Assaults 84 137 89 92 83
    per 100,000 223.1 363.9 236.4 244.4 220.5
Burglaries 306 344 438 513 485
    per 100,000 812.8 913.8 1163.5 1362.7 1288.3
Thefts 879 924 1,252 1,116 1,277
    per 100,000 2334.9 2454.4 3325.7 2964.5 3392.1
Auto thefts 98 121 165 132 181
    per 100,000 260.3 321.4 438.3 350.6 480.8
255.1 309.8 344.4 335.8 357.3

Average climate in DeSoto, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

DeSoto,

DeSoto-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 220% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/25/1994, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.5 miles away from the DeSoto city center killed 3 people and injured 48 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/12/1969, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.3 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Jimmy Wyrick - 2005 NFL player (Miami Dolphins, born: Dec 31, 1976), Patrick Crayton - 2005 NFL player (Dallas Cowboys, born: Apr 7, 1979), Dez Willingham - College basketball player (SMU Mustangs), James Williams - College basketball player (LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds), Roderick Flemings - College basketball player (Oklahoma State Cowboys).


Hospitals/medical centers in DeSoto:
  • CEDARS HOSPITAL,THE (2000 N OLD HICKORY TRAIL)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL SOUTH DALLAS (800 KIRKWOOD DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near DeSoto:
  • MARGARET JONSSON CHARLTON METH HOSP (about 5 miles; DALLAS, TX)
  • MEDICAL CENTER AT LANCASTER (about 7 miles; LANCASTER, TX)
  • DALLAS SOUTHWEST MEDICAL CENTER (about 9 miles; DALLAS, TX)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to DeSoto:
  • DALLAS LOVE FIELD (about 17 miles; DALLAS, TX; ID: DAL)
  • DALLAS/FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL (about 23 miles; DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX; ID: DFW)
  • FORT WORTH MEACHAM INTL (about 38 miles; FORT WORTH, TX; ID: FTW)
Other public-use airports nearest to DeSoto:
  • CARROLL AIR PARK (about 4 miles; DE SOTO, TX; ID: F66)
  • DALLAS EXECUTIVE (about 5 miles; DALLAS, TX; ID: RBD)
  • LANCASTER (about 11 miles; LANCASTER, TX; ID: LNC)

Amtrak station near DeSoto:
  • 13 miles: DALLAS (400 S. HOUSTON ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Judicial and Legal 7 $17,834 $30,572 1 $195
Financial Administration 26 $105,741 $48,803 4 $2,471
Other and Unallocable 50 $170,166 $40,839 1 $618
Local Libraries 7 $22,233 $38,113 9 $7,840
Police Protection - Officers 62 $272,098 $52,664 6 $3,669
Police - Other 7 $17,524 $30,041 0 $0
Firefighters 54 $240,502 $53,444 0 $0
Fire - Other 6 $29,849 $59,698 1 $899
Water Supply 14 $38,769 $33,230 0 $0
Other Government Administration 2 $9,941 $59,646 1 $244
Parks and Recreation 16 $48,803 $36,602 18 $10,833
Health 1 $4,373 $52,476 0 $0
Streets and Highways 18 $52,328 $34,885 1 $363
Totals for Government 270 $1,030,161 $45,784 42 $27,130
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to DeSoto:
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW COLLEGE (about 10 miles; DALLAS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,029)
  • DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; DALLAS, TX; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; DALLAS, TX; FT enrollment: 8,231)
  • EL CENTRO COLLEGE (about 13 miles; DALLAS, TX; FT enrollment: 2,359)
  • UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS (about 19 miles; IRVING, TX; FT enrollment: 2,400)
  • NORTH LAKE COLLEGE (about 21 miles; IRVING, TX; FT enrollment: 4,554)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON (about 22 miles; ARLINGTON, TX; FT enrollment: 15,467)
Public high school in DeSoto:
  • DE SOTO H S (Students: 1,607; Location: 600 EAGLE DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in DeSoto:
  • D H S FRESHMAN CAMPUS (Students: 742; Location: 620 S WESTMORELAND; Grades: 09 - 09)
  • DESOTO EAST J H (Students: 700; Location: 601 E BELT LINE RD; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • DESOTO WEST J H (Students: 686; Location: 800 N WESTMORELAND; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • AMBER TERRACE INT (Students: 607; Location: 224 AMBER LN; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • WOODRIDGE EL (Students: 589; Location: 1001 WOODRIDGE; Grades: PK - 04)
  • COCKRELL HILL EL (Students: 558; Location: 425 S COCKRELL HILL; Grades: PK - 04)
  • THE MEADOWS INT (Students: 548; Location: 1016 THE MEADOWS PKWY; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • RUBY YOUNG EL (Students: 474; Location: 707 N YOUNG BLVD; Grades: PK - 04)
  • NORTHSIDE EL (Students: 467; Location: 525 RAY AVE; Grades: PK - 04)
  • P A S S LEARNING CENTER (Students: 22; Location: 200 E BELT LINE; Grades: 05 - 12)

Churches in DeSoto include: Christ Community Church (A), Church of Christ (B), Clover Haven Church (C), First Baptist Church of De Soto (D), Shekinah Tabernacle Baptist Church (E), Solomon Temple Missionary Baptist Church (F), Southwest Baptist Church (G), True Vine Church of God in Christ (H).

Cemeteries: Vincent Cemetery (1), Rhodes Cemetery (2).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bee Branch (A), Heath Creek (B), Spring Creek (C).

Parks in DeSoto include: Mosley Park (1), Grimes Park (2), Elerson Park (3), Eagle Stadium (4), Zeigler Park (5).


DeSoto compared to Texas state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in DeSoto:
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KGGR (1040 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRVA (1600 AM; 5 kW; COCKRELL HILL, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KHCK (1480 AM; 5 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KMRT-AM LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLIF (570 AM; 5 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KLIF LICO, INC.)
  • KTCK (1310 AM; 9 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in DeSoto:
  • KEGL (97.1 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOAI (107.5 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: INFINITY KOAI-FM, INC.)
  • KRBV (100.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF FORT WORTH)
  • KVIL-FM (103.7 FM; HIGHLAND PARK-DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TEXAS)
  • KLLI (105.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF DALLAS)
  • KBFB (97.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSCS (96.3 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KHKS (106.1 FM; DENTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZPS (92.5 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLNO (94.1 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KKDA-FM (104.5 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: SERVICE BROADCASTING I, LTD.)
  • KERA (90.1 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCBI (90.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CRISWELL CENTER FOR BIBLICAL STUDIES)
  • KDGE (102.1 FM; FORT WORTH-DALLAS, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDMX (102.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KVTT (91.7 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: RESEARCH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC)
  • KLUV-FM (98.7 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF DALLAS)
  • KNON (89.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: AGAPE BROADCASTING FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WRR (101.1 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CITY OF DALLAS, TEXAS)
  • KPLX (99.5 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KPLX LICO, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around DeSoto:
  • KTVT (Channel 11; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: CBS STATIONS GROUP OF TEXAS L.P.)
  • KXAS-TV (Channel 5; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: STATION VENTURE OPERATIONS, LP)
  • KDTN (Channel 2; DENTON, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KERA-TV (Channel 13; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMPX (Channel 29; DECATUR, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KTXA (Channel 21; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF DALLAS/FORT WORTH L.P.)
  • KUVN (Channel 23; GARLAND, TX; Owner: KUVN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KSTR-TV (Channel 49; IRVING, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA DALLAS LLC)
  • KXTX-TV (Channel 39; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • KDAF (Channel 33; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KPXD (Channel 68; ARLINGTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON DALLAS LICENSE, INC.)
  • KDFI (Channel 27; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NEW DMIC, INC.)
  • KDTX-TV (Channel 58; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • WFAA-TV (Channel 8; DALLAS, TX; Owner: WFAA-TV, L.P.)
  • KDFW (Channel 4; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KDFW LICENSE, INC.)
  • K26HF (Channel 26; BRITTON, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KHPK-LP (Channel 28; DE SOTO, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KATA-LP (Channel 60; MESQUITE, TX; Owner: JANE McGINNIS)
  • K25FW (Channel 25; CORSICANA, TX; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KVFW-LP (Channel 65; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: GERALD BENAVIDES)
  • KLDT (Channel 55; LAKE DALLAS, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING OF DALLAS, INC.)
  • KLEG-LP (Channel 44; DALLAS, TX; Owner: DILIP VISWANATH)
  • KJJM-LP (Channel 46; DALLAS/MESQUITE, TX; Owner: JANE McGINNIS)
  • KFWD (Channel 52; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: HIC BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KSEX-LP (Channel 57; DALLAS, TX; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)

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