DeSoto County, Florida Population 2021

DeSoto County, Florida's estimated population is 39,267 with a growth rate of 1.64% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. DeSoto County, Florida is the 49th largest county in Florida. The 2010 Population was 34,934 and has seen a growth of 12.40% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202139,2676331.64%
202038,6346331.67%
201938,0016331.69%
201837,3681270.34%
201737,2419862.72%
201636,2556071.70%
201535,6483100.88%
201435,3384331.24%
201334,905-100-0.29%
201235,0051600.46%
201134,845-89-0.25%
201034,93411,06946.38%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
1.64%
County Website
State
Founded
May 19, 1887
County Seat
2010 Population
34,934
Growth Since 2010
12.40%
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DeSoto County, Florida Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White31,07984.22%
Black or African American4,63412.56%
Some Other Race5841.58%
Two or More Races4511.22%
Asian830.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander410.11%
American Indian and Alaska Native310.08%
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DeSoto County, Florida Population by Race

DeSoto County, Florida Population Pyramid $2021

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DeSoto County, Florida Median Age

40.9


Total

39.2


Male

43.4


Female

DeSoto County, Florida Adults

There are 29,694 adults, (8,002 of whom are seniors) in DeSoto County, Florida.

DeSoto County, Florida Age Dependency

70.1

Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Child Dependency Ratio

DeSoto County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female

16,067

43.54%

Male

20,836

56.46%

DeSoto County, Florida Population by Age

DeSoto County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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DeSoto County, Florida Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.3%20.7%
All69.7%30.3%
Non Family64.9%35.1%
Female56.1%43.9%
Male43.8%56.2%

69.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

DeSoto County, Florida Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,0722.7769.7
Married5,9963.2379.3
Non Family3,8091.3264.9
Female1,6184.0556.1
Male6493.8143.8

3.32

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

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DeSoto County, Florida Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,61213.66%
9th to 12th Grade3,38112.79%
High School Graduate11,58643.83%
Some College3,49213.21%
Associates Degree1,3144.97%
Bachelors Degree2,1538.14%
Graduate Degree8963.39%
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DeSoto County, Florida Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

DeSoto County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White16,14213,9282,562
Hispanic6,9753,147236
Black3,0452,124187
Other Race30889
2+ Races24918455
Asian787229
Islander41414
Native American16164

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 37.18%.

DeSoto County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,526$25,535$22,350
Less Than 9th Grade$19,589$20,140$14,174
High School Graduate$25,230$28,481$21,010
Some College$29,600$33,060$27,575
Bachelors Degree$37,054$38,000$34,615
Graduate Degree$45,625$69,327$42,569

$24,526

Average Earnings

$25,535

Average Male

$22,350

Average Female

DeSoto County, Florida Earnings by Educational Attainment

DeSoto County, Florida Language by Age

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DeSoto County, Florida Language

70.95% of DeSoto County, Florida residents speak only English, while 29.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.48% of the population.

DeSoto County, Florida Language

DeSoto County, Florida Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic11,3214,13736.54%
White19,6893,47717.66%
Black3,6381,60844.20%
Multiple41314033.90%
Other5657913.98%
Asian804758.75%
Islander412560.98%

26.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.18%

Male Poverty Rate

26.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in DeSoto County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in DeSoto County, Florida is Islander, with 60.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in DeSoto County, Florida is Other, with 13.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.62%.

DeSoto County, Florida Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.00%
High School19.87%
Some College13.94%
Bachelors or Greater9.93%

DeSoto County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed63.76%
Female Unemployed48.72%
Female Employed17.64%
Male Employed16.91%

DeSoto County, Florida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

DeSoto County, Florida Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$35,438$49,625
Families$41,913$57,008
Married Families$49,286-
Non Families$22,443$32,126
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Income by Household Type

DeSoto County, Florida Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.1%

Male Marriage Rate

45.5%

Female Marriage Rate

DeSoto County, Florida Married by Age and Sex

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DeSoto County, Florida Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

DeSoto County, Florida Marital Status by Race

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DeSoto County, Florida Marital Status

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2,206

Number of Veterans

2,089

Male Veterans

117

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,044
Korea240
First Gulf War215
Second Gulf War156
World War II48

DeSoto County, Florida Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74751
75+734
55 to 64426
35 to 54207
18 to 3488

DeSoto County, Florida Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9937.93%
Black1724.70%
Hispanic1421.68%
Asian1620.51%
Native American1062.50%
Islander819.51%
2+ Races72.36%

DeSoto County, Florida Veterans by Race

DeSoto County, Florida Veterans by Education

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11.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

DeSoto County, Florida Veterans by Education

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46.7%

Labor Force Participation

44.5%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

DeSoto County, Florida Employment by Age

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DeSoto County, Florida Employment by Race

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DeSoto County, Florida Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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51.77%

Born in DeSoto County, Florida

84.70%

Native Born

15.30%

Foreign Born

10.64%

Non Citizen

4.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.70% of DeSoto County, Florida residents were born in the United States, with 51.77% having been born in Florida. 10.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

DeSoto County, Florida Place of Birth

  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

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