DeSoto County MS Information


DeSoto County Subdivisions

DeSoto County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 178,009
Daytime Population: Workers 57,740
Daytime Population: Residents 87,532
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 145,272
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 177,399
Population in Familes 152,983
Population in Group Qrtrs 610
Population Density2 374
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $60,892
Average Household Income $73,237
Per Capita Income $26,088


Total Housing Units 67,231 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46,213 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,962 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,056 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $166,331
Average Home Value $185,193


Total Households 63,175
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 47,395
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 1.37% 1.49%
Households 1.25% 1.41%
Families 1.08% 1.3%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   1.71%


DeSoto County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares DeSoto County to the other 82 counties and county equivalents in Mississippi 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 # 3 98th
Population Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 25 70th
Median Household Income # 2 99th
Per Capita Income # 4 96th

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