DeSoto County, Mississippi Population 2018

DeSoto County, Mississippi's estimated population is 178,751 with a growth rate of 4.60% 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
2017178,7517,8614.60%
2016170,890-4,655-2.65%
2016175,5452,4611.42%
2015173,0842,4441.43%
2014170,6402,3261.38%
2013168,3141,9581.18%
2012166,3562,3791.45%
2011163,9772,2061.36%
2010161,77193,861138.21%
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%

DeSoto County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White120,860
Black or African American42,384
Two or More Races3,086
Asian2,273
Some Other Race2,028
American Indian and Alaska Native233
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander26

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

DeSoto County, Mississippi 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, Mississippi Median Age

36.2


Total

35


Male

37.6


Female

DeSoto County, Mississippi Adults

There are 125,091 adults, (19,994 of which are seniors) in DeSoto County, Mississippi.

DeSoto County, Mississippi Age Dependency

62.5

Age Dependency Ratio

19

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.5

Child Dependency Ratio

DeSoto County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

88,127

51.57%

Male

82,763

48.43%

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%
All72.9%27.1%
Non Family63.8%36.2%
Male63.6%36.4%
Female52.1%47.9%

72.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

DeSoto County, Mississippi Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All60,5752.8172.9
Married32,3153.3584.3
Non Family15,8481.2863.8
Female9,2883.3252.1
Male3,1243.4463.6

3.26

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

DeSoto County, Mississippi Households

DeSoto County, Mississippi Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,6043.26%
9th to 12th Grade8,3537.56%
High School Graduate32,21129.15%
Some College29,86527.03%
Associates Degree10,8479.82%
Bachelors Degree17,74816.06%
Graduate Degree7,8767.13%

DeSoto County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White78,65271,57518,444
Black24,96921,7585,823
Hispanic4,1412,708610
Asian1,5001,374482
Multiple Races1,2691,150271
Other Race1,012604141
Native American17114817
Islander2620

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 91.60%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.13%.

DeSoto County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,139$46,029$32,021
Less Than High School$24,298$31,620$16,829
High School Grad$32,276$40,282$26,517
Some College$36,942$47,676$30,486
Bachelors Degree$47,948$61,509$40,925
Graduate Degree$60,731$64,230$57,739

$38,139

Average Earnings

$46,029

Average Male

$32,021

Average Female

DeSoto County, Mississippi Language

DeSoto County, Mississippi Language by Age

DeSoto County, Mississippi Language

94.81% of DeSoto County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 5.19% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.88% of the population.

DeSoto County, Mississippi Poverty

DeSoto County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White114,2258,6057.53%
Black41,9826,03714.38%
Hispanic8,0761,76421.84%
Other2,01262831.21%
Multiple3,07636611.90%
Asian2,2731215.32%
Native2332812.02%

10.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.58%

Male Poverty Rate

11.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in DeSoto County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in DeSoto County, Mississippi is Other, with 31.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in DeSoto County, Mississippi is Asian, with 5.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.14%.

DeSoto County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.70%
High School9.46%
Some College6.64%
Bachelors or Greater2.78%

DeSoto County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed26.20%
Male Unemployed19.42%
Female Employed5.95%
Male Employed3.86%

DeSoto County, Mississippi Income

DeSoto County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$60,111$74,034
Families$69,811$83,137
Married Families$82,110$96,821
Non Families$35,694$44,057

DeSoto County, Mississippi Marital Status

DeSoto County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.2%

Male Marriage Rate

49.2%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

DeSoto County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

DeSoto County, Mississippi Veterans

DeSoto County, Mississippi Veterans by War

10,492

Number of Veterans

9,456

Male Veterans

1,036

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam3,527
First Gulf War2,287
Second Gulf War1,992
Korea796
World War II262

DeSoto County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 543,111
65 to 742,300
55 to 642,296
75+1,830
18 to 34955

DeSoto County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White8,4339.26%
Black1,8126.18%
Hispanic1903.77%
2 or More15410.31%
Other433.46%
Indian2817.28%
Asian130.80%
Hawaiian934.62%

DeSoto County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

5.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

DeSoto County, Mississippi Employment Status

DeSoto County, Mississippi Employment by Age

69.2%

Labor Force Participation

64.4%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

DeSoto County, Mississippi Employment by Race

DeSoto County, Mississippi Employment by Education

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%
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