DeSoto, TX

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Population

52,596

1.43% growth

Median Age

39.6


Median Household Income

$64,575

7% growth

Poverty Rate

11.9%


Number of Employees

26,123

0.547% growth

Median Property Value

$155,100

4.94% growth

About

In 2017, DeSoto, TX had a population of 52.6k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $64,575. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of DeSoto, TX grew from 51,854 to 52,596, a 1.43% increase and its median household income grew from $60,350 to $64,575, a 7% increase.

The population of DeSoto, TX is 68.4% Black or African American Alone, 16.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% White Alone. 15.6% of the people in DeSoto, TX speak a non-English language, and 95.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in DeSoto, TX are PCCenter (23 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in DeSoto, TX is $155,100, and the homeownership rate is 62.3%. Most people in DeSoto, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.1 minutes. The average car ownership in DeSoto, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of DeSoto, TX employs 26.1k people. The largest industries in DeSoto, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,565 people), Educational Services (2,960 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (2,463 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($54,107), Utilities ($53,500), and Wholesale Trade ($51,314).

Median household income in DeSoto, TX is $64,575. Males in DeSoto, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in DeSoto, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,575

2017 value

± $3,258

7%

1 Year Growth

± 7.41%

Households in DeSoto, TX have a median annual income of $64,575, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $60,350 in 2016, which represents a 7% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in DeSoto, TX made 1.41 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of DeSoto, TX workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for DeSoto, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 166.17

  2. Census Tract 166.12

  3. Census Tract 166.20

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in DeSoto, TX was Census Tract 166.17 with a value of $107,543, followed by Census Tract 166.12 and Census Tract 166.20, with respective values of $93,112 and $75,655.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in DeSoto, TX (6.17k out of 51.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    3,762 ± 614

  2. White

    1,974 ± 399

  3. Hispanic

    1,771 ± 436

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in DeSoto, TX is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

26.1k

2017 Value

± 1,469

0.547%

1 Year growth

± 7.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in DeSoto, TX grew at a rate of 0.547%, from 26k employees to 26.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in DeSoto, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,775 people), Management Occupations (2,673 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,584 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of DeSoto, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of DeSoto, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,775 people), Management Occupations (2,673 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,584 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, DeSoto, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation Occupations (1.9 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.81 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.49 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of DeSoto, TX, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($82,604), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($78,553), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($77,764).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

26.1k

2017 Value

± 1,469

0.547%

1 Year growth

± 7.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in DeSoto, TX grew at a rate of 0.547%, from 26k employees to 26.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in DeSoto, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,565 people), Educational Services (2,960 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (2,463 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of DeSoto, TX, though some of these residents may live in DeSoto, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in DeSoto, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,565 people), Educational Services (2,960 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (2,463 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, DeSoto, TX has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (2.21 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.17 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.89 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in DeSoto, TX, by median earnings, are Information ($54,107), Utilities ($53,500), and Wholesale Trade ($51,314).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline with $216B and Mixed freight and $159B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.4% of the population of DeSoto, TX has health coverage, with 51.8% on employee plans, 15.7% on Medicaid, 9.37% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 1.6% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of DeSoto, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in DeSoto, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.6%

Uninsured

51.8%

Employer Coverage

15.7%

Medicaid

9.37%

Medicare

10.9%

Non-Group

1.6%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in DeSoto, TX grew by 4.27% from 10.2% to 10.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in DeSoto, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

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Diversity

DeSoto, TX is home to a population of 52.6k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.05% of DeSoto, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of DeSoto, TX is composed of 36k Black or African American Alone residents (68.4%), 8.46k Hispanic or Latino residents (16.1%), 6.81k White Alone residents (13%), 988 Two or More Races residents (1.88%), 244 Asian Alone residents (0.464%), 94 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.179%), 30 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.057%), and 9 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0171%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in DeSoto, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (6,788 speakers), African Languages (192 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (155 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.9

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4

In 2017, the median age of all people in DeSoto, TX was 39.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in DeSoto, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all DeSoto, TX residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.05%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.78%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 7.05% of DeSoto, TX residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in DeSoto, TX was 6.78%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of DeSoto, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 DeSoto, TX residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

95.8%

2017 Citizenship

95.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.8% of DeSoto, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in DeSoto, TX was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    36k ± 1.26k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    8.46k ± 1.47k

  3. White Alone

    6.81k ± 846

In 2017, there were 4.25 times more Black or African American Alone residents (36k people) in DeSoto, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.46k Hispanic or Latino and 6.81k White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in DeSoto, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    6,788 speakers (13.8%)

  2. African Languages

    192 speakers (0.391%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    155 speakers (0.316%)

15.6% of DeSoto, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in DeSoto, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 13.8% of the overall population of DeSoto, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.391% speak African Languages and 0.316% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,038 ± 222

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    830 ± 268

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    347 ± 151

DeSoto, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in DeSoto, TX awarded 23 degrees. The student population of DeSoto, TX is skewed towards women, with 12 male students and 25 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in DeSoto, TX are Black or African American (20 and 87%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (3 and 13%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in DeSoto, TX by number of degrees awarded are PCCenter (23 and 100%).

The most popular majors in DeSoto, TX are Medical Assistant (11 and 47.8%), Medical Insurance Specialist (8 and 34.8%), and Web Page, Digital, & Information Resource Design (2 and 8.7%).

The median tuition costs in DeSoto, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 11 degrees awarded

  2. 8 degrees awarded

  3. 2 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in DeSoto, TX was Medical Assistant with 11 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in DeSoto, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

23 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the DeSoto, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was PCCenter with 23 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2

Degrees Awarded to Men

21

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2 men were awarded degrees from institutions in DeSoto, TX, which is 0.0952 times less than the 21 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    20 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in DeSoto, TX were to Black or African American students. These 20 degrees mean that there were 6.67 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 3 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in DeSoto, TX was $155,100 in 2017, which is 0.713 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $147,800 to $155,100, a 4.94% increase. The homeownership rate in DeSoto, TX is 62.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in DeSoto, TX have an average commute time of 30.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in DeSoto, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$64,575

Median Household Income

± $3,258

19.3k

Number of Households

± 1,124

In 2017, the median household income of the 19.3k households in DeSoto, TX grew to $64,575 from the previous year's value of $60,350.

The following chart displays the households in DeSoto, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$155,100

2017 Median

± $5,201

$147,800

2016 Median

± $5,516

In 2017, the median property value in DeSoto, TX grew to to $155,100 from the previous year's value of $147,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in DeSoto, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In DeSoto, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in DeSoto, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In DeSoto, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

62.3%

2017 Homeownership

61.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.3% of the housing units in DeSoto, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in DeSoto, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in DeSoto, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in DeSoto, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

30.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in DeSoto, TX have a longer commute time (30.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.32% of the workforce in DeSoto, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.19%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.95%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in DeSoto, TX was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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