De Soto Parish, Louisiana Population 2024

27,372

De Soto Parish, Louisiana's estimated 2024 population is 27,372 with a growth rate of 0.95% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. De Soto Parish, Louisiana is the 36th largest county in Louisiana. The 2010 population was 26,670 and has seen a growth of 2.63% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202928,6622580.91%
202828,4042580.92%
202728,1462580.93%
202627,8882580.93%
202527,6302580.94%
202427,3722580.95%
202327,1142580.96%
202226,856-93-0.35%
202126,9491040.39%
202026,845-595-2.17%
201927,440280.1%
201827,4121310.48%
201727,281870.32%
201627,194820.3%
201527,112430.16%
201427,069-27-0.1%
201327,096680.25%
201227,0282460.92%
201126,7821120.42%
201026,67000%
199025,346-381-1.48%
198025,7272,96313.02%
197022,764-1,484-6.12%
196024,248-150-0.61%
195024,398-7,405-23.28%
194031,8037872.54%
193031,0161,6405.58%
192029,3761,6876.09%
191027,6892,62610.48%
190025,0635,20326.2%
189019,8604,25727.28%
188015,6036414.28%
187014,9621,66412.51%
186013,2985,27565.75%
18508,023-20,639-72.01%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.95% (258)
County Website
De Soto Parish
2020 Population
26,845
Area
876 mi²
Density
31 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
1.96% (527)
Founded
1843

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White16,27660.68%
Black or African American9,16434.17%
Two or more races1,0573.94%
Native American1510.56%
Other race1000.37%
Asian730.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Population by Race

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid 2024

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Median Age

39.3

Total

37.4

Male

40.9

Female

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 20,429 adults, (4,870 of whom are seniors) in De Soto Parish, Louisiana.

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

72.4

Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.1

Child Dependency Ratio

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female13,69151.05%
Male13,13048.95%

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Population by Age

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,2352.674.925.1
Married4,6443.0890.39.7
Non Family3,1051.1668.931.1
Female1,9023.5644.855.2
Male5843.3281.718.3

3.15

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

74.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0615.76%
9th to 12th Grade2,18611.86%
High School Graduate7,30339.61%
Some College3,33018.06%
Associates Degree1,5468.39%
Bachelors Degree2,02711%
Graduate Degree9825.33%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White11,28910,1962,277
Black6,0814,092438
Hispanic539481211
2+ Races518469166
Native American1201018
Other Race676750
Asian5044

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 74.63%.

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$36,705$51,131$28,164
Less Than 9th Grade$21,581$26,955$20,034
High School Graduate$33,119$46,750$20,125
Some College$36,578$65,313$28,585
Bachelors Degree$57,188$57,813$56,912
Graduate Degree$62,981$76,205$57,614

$36,705

Average Earnings

$51,131

Average Male

$28,164

Average Female

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Language

98.59% of De Soto Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 1.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.67% of the population.

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Language

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black9,0463,25435.97%
White15,7791,92312.19%
Multiple1,05616615.72%
Hispanic873333.78%
Native1411913.48%
Other10099%

20.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.27%

Male Poverty Rate

22.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in De Soto Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in De Soto Parish, Louisiana is Black, with 35.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in De Soto Parish, Louisiana is Hispanic, with 3.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.46%.

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.56%
High School19.64%
Some College17.55%
Bachelors or Greater6.13%

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed55.13%
Female Unemployed47.37%
Female Employed11.7%
Male Employed6.42%

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$49,807$72,336
Families$59,472$83,327
Married Families$93,786$-999,999,999
Non Families$23,912$44,163

mean

median

Income by Household Type

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

Female Marriage Rate

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Married by Age and Sex

male

female

De Soto Parish, Louisiana 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 35-44.

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,346

Number of Veterans

1,126

Male Veterans

220

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam458
First Gulf War449
Second Gulf War232
Korea150
World War II6

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54441
75+361
65 to 74296
55 to 64202
18 to 3446

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White9627.61%
Black3645.24%
2+ Races193.26%
Hispanic101.73%
Native American10.77%

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.2%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.4%

Labor Force Participation

48.7%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

80.91%

Born in De Soto Parish, Louisiana

99.4%

Native Born

0.6%

Foreign Born

0.21%

Non Citizen

0.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.4% of De Soto Parish, Louisiana residents were born in the United States, with 80.91% having been born in Louisiana. 0.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

De Soto Parish, Louisiana Place of Birth

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