DeSoto County, Florida Population 2018

DeSoto County, Florida's estimated population is 36,862 with a growth rate of 4.92% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. DeSoto County, Florida is the 48th largest county in Florida.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201736,8621,7284.92%
201635,134-791-2.20%
201635,9254501.27%
201535,4752040.58%
201435,2714311.24%
201334,840-112-0.32%
201234,9521580.45%
201134,794-142-0.41%
201034,93611,07146.39%
199023,8654,82625.35%
198019,0395,97945.78%
197013,0601,37711.79%
196011,6832,44126.41%
19509,2421,45018.61%
19407,792470.61%
19307,745-17,689-69.55%
192025,43411,23479.11%
191014,2006,15376.46%
19008,0473,10362.76%
18904,9440.00%

DeSoto County, Florida Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White29,041
Black or African American4,590
Some Other Race836
Two or More Races449
American Indian and Alaska Native95
Asian81
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander42

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

DeSoto County, Florida Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

DeSoto County, Florida Median Age

40.2


Total

38.7


Male

42.2


Female

DeSoto County, Florida Adults

There are 27,861 adults, (6,816 of which are seniors) in DeSoto County, Florida.

DeSoto County, Florida Age Dependency

67.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

DeSoto County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female

15,229

43.35%

Male

19,905

56.65%

DeSoto County, Florida Households and Families

DeSoto County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

DeSoto County, Florida Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.5%21.5%
Non Family69.9%30.1%
All68.6%31.4%
Male47.5%52.5%
Female34.3%65.7%

68.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

DeSoto County, Florida Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,4192.7568.6
Married5,8443.1878.5
Non Family3,5351.2969.9
Female1,4513.9234.3
Male5894.2347.5

3.31

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

DeSoto County, Florida Households

DeSoto County, Florida Education

DeSoto County, Florida Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,82315.63%
9th to 12th Grade3,38513.84%
High School Graduate9,94840.68%
Some College3,74215.30%
Associates Degree1,1014.50%
Bachelors Degree1,7056.97%
Graduate Degree7503.07%

DeSoto County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White15,15712,8152,146
Hispanic6,0762,23099
Black2,9271,975143
Other Race377165
Multiple Races26017437
Asian646444
Native American634618
Islander4242

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 68.75%.

DeSoto County, Florida Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,858$22,942$22,598
Less Than High School$17,615$18,609$12,114
High School Grad$26,415$28,948$23,333
Some College$25,424$30,000$22,371
Bachelors Degree$35,164$36,579$32,386
Graduate Degree$42,419$64,091$40,645

$22,858

Average Earnings

$22,942

Average Male

$22,598

Average Female

DeSoto County, Florida Language

DeSoto County, Florida Language by Age

DeSoto County, Florida Language

69.89% of DeSoto County, Florida residents speak only English, while 30.11% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.83% of the population.

DeSoto County, Florida Poverty

DeSoto County, Florida Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic10,3974,93447.46%
White18,7283,04916.28%
Black3,6801,81149.21%
Multiple36517347.40%
Asian802835.00%
Other830253.01%
Islander422354.76%

29.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.64%

Male Poverty Rate

29.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in DeSoto County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in DeSoto County, Florida is Islander, with 54.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in DeSoto County, Florida is Other, with 3.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 41.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.94%.

DeSoto County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School40.30%
High School21.97%
Some College16.59%
Bachelors or Greater8.19%

DeSoto County, Florida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed65.03%
Female Unemployed43.55%
Male Employed22.07%
Female Employed17.01%

DeSoto County, Florida Income

DeSoto County, Florida Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,513$45,558
Families$39,397$49,907
Married Families$45,850$
Non Families$24,038$33,087

DeSoto County, Florida Marital Status

DeSoto County, Florida Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

Female Marriage Rate

DeSoto County, Florida Married by Age and Sex

DeSoto County, Florida Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

DeSoto County, Florida Marital Status by Race

DeSoto County, Florida Veterans

DeSoto County, Florida Veterans by War

2,189

Number of Veterans

2,129

Male Veterans

60

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam848
Korea332
First Gulf War162
Second Gulf War137
World War II97

DeSoto County, Florida Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+717
65 to 74700
35 to 54375
55 to 64335
18 to 3462

DeSoto County, Florida Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9388.40%
Black2145.99%
Hispanic530.70%
Indian1420.90%
2 or More133.85%
Hawaiian1023.81%

DeSoto County, Florida Veterans by Education

16.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

DeSoto County, Florida Employment Status

DeSoto County, Florida Employment by Age

47.5%

Labor Force Participation

43.5%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

DeSoto County, Florida Employment by Race

DeSoto County, Florida Employment by Education

Population of Cities in DeSoto County, Florida

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Arcadia762479413174.16%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990