DeSoto County, Mississippi Population 2019

DeSoto County, Mississippi's estimated population is 178,914 with a growth rate of 1.82% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. DeSoto County, Mississippi is the 3rd largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018182,0013,0871.73%
2017178,9143,2051.82%
2016175,7092,4441.41%
2015173,2652,4921.46%
2014170,7732,3981.42%
2013168,3751,9541.17%
2012166,4212,3601.44%
2011164,0612,2801.41%
2010161,78193,871138.23%
199067,91013,98025.92%
198053,93018,04550.29%
197035,88511,99450.20%
196023,891-708-2.88%
195024,599-2,064-7.74%
194026,6631,2254.82%
193025,4381,0794.43%
192024,3591,2295.31%
191023,130-1,621-6.55%
190024,7515682.35%
189024,1831,2595.49%
188022,924-9,097-28.41%
187032,0218,68537.22%
186023,3364,29422.55%
185019,04212,040171.95%
18407,0020.00%

How Many People Live in DeSoto County, Mississippi?

178,914

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White120,51369.55%
Black or African American43,98025.38%
Two or More Races3,6342.10%
Some Other Race2,7821.61%
Asian2,1001.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native2420.14%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160.01%

DeSoto County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2019

DeSoto County, Mississippi Median Age

36.6


Total

35.1


Male

37.8


Female

DeSoto County, Mississippi Adults

There are 127,483 adults, (20,972 of whom are seniors) in DeSoto County, Mississippi.

DeSoto County, Mississippi Age Dependency

62.7

Age Dependency Ratio

19.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43

Child Dependency Ratio

DeSoto County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

89,429

51.61%

Male

83,838

48.39%

DeSoto County, Mississippi Households and Families

DeSoto County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

DeSoto County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.3%15.7%
All73.2%26.8%
Non Family64.5%35.5%
Male58.9%41.1%
Female53.1%46.9%

73.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All61,1582.8273.2
Married32,8523.3584.3
Non Family16,1591.2764.5
Female8,9953.3853.1
Male3,1523.6358.9

3.28

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

DeSoto County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,5743.18%
9th to 12th Grade8,3367.42%
High School Graduate33,18729.54%
Some College29,41326.18%
Associates Degree11,47310.21%
Bachelors Degree17,98716.01%
Graduate Degree8,3877.46%

DeSoto County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White79,22572,23619,109
Black26,12322,8675,894
Hispanic4,2092,882621
Asian1,4311,223399
Multiple Races1,3631,229323
Other Race1,350887227
Native American19217131
Islander1611

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.18%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 27.88%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,342$46,398$33,589
Less Than High School$24,375$30,099$15,248
High School Grad$32,840$40,843$28,060
Some College$37,990$48,250$31,298
Bachelors Degree$50,961$63,525$42,667
Graduate Degree$61,074$65,774$58,657

$39,342

Average Earnings

$46,398

Average Male

$33,589

Average Female

DeSoto County, Mississippi Language

DeSoto County, Mississippi Language by Age

DeSoto County, Mississippi Language

94.65% of DeSoto County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 5.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.03% of the population.

DeSoto County, Mississippi Poverty

DeSoto County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White114,4958,1797.14%
Black43,5636,34114.56%
Hispanic8,2081,86322.70%
Other2,76178428.40%
Multiple3,5502938.25%
Asian2,1001175.57%
Native2422811.57%

9.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.60%

Male Poverty Rate

10.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in DeSoto County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in DeSoto County, Mississippi is Other, with 28.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in DeSoto County, Mississippi is Asian, with 5.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.06%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.54%
High School8.80%
Some College6.86%
Bachelors or Greater2.79%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.92%
Male Unemployed19.00%
Female Employed6.60%
Male Employed4.12%

DeSoto County, Mississippi Income

DeSoto County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$62,595$77,647
Families$73,532$87,563
Married Families$84,868$101,178
Non Families$35,803$45,525

DeSoto County, Mississippi Marital Status

DeSoto County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

49.4%

Female Marriage Rate

DeSoto County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

DeSoto County, Mississippi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

DeSoto County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

DeSoto County, Mississippi Veterans

10,770

Number of Veterans

9,698

Male Veterans

1,072

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,453
First Gulf War2,665
Second Gulf War2,195
Korea755
World War II194
Age Group Veterans
35 to 543,211
65 to 742,362
55 to 642,278
75+1,831
18 to 341,088

DeSoto County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White8,5859.40%
Black1,9456.31%
2 or More18511.36%
Hispanic1663.24%
Other472.68%
Indian84.55%

DeSoto County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

5.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

DeSoto County, Mississippi Employment Status

68.6%

Labor Force Participation

64.4%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

DeSoto County, Mississippi Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

32.31%

Born in Mississippi

96.53%

Native Born

3.47%

Foreign Born

2.08%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.53% of DeSoto County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 32.31% having been born in Mississippi. 2.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in DeSoto County, Mississippi

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Southaven489765321442388.65%
Olive Branch334863669932139.60%
Horn Lake26068270429743.74%
Hernando1406015631157111.17%
Walls1164129513111.25%
  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