De Soto, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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De Soto, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of De Soto had a population of 1,648 as of July 1, 2017. De Soto ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for De Soto is located at latitude 37.8157 and longitude -89.227 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Village of De Soto (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 400 feet.

The Village of De Soto (GNIS ID: 2398695) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of De Soto is located within Township of De Soto, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with De Soto population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for De Soto: Desoto.

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De Soto, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,648
Daytime Population: Workers 291
Daytime Population: Residents 911
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,202
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 1,606
Population in Familes 1,277
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density2 1,806
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $33,900
Average Household Income $47,453
Per Capita Income $20,178


Total Housing Units 707 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 433 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 250 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $71,065
Average Home Value $83,583


Total Households 683
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 450
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.5% 0.23%
Households 0.45% 0.15%
Families 0.63% 0.04%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

De Soto, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares De Soto to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 558 59th
Population Density # 341 75th
Diversity Index # 496 64th
Median Household Income # 1326 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1259 8th

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