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DeSoto County, FL&

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Population
35,134
0.51% growth
Median Age
40.2
Median Household Income
$35,513
0.99% growth
Poverty Rate
29.9%
Number of Employees
12,520
1.96% growth
Median Property Value
$82,300
2.36% growth

Economy

The economy of DeSoto County, FL employs 12,520 people. The economy of DeSoto County, FL is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Construction, which employ respectively 16.92; 1.95; and 1.67 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in DeSoto County, FL are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting (2,809), Retail trade (1,517), and Construction (1,304), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($50,750), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($37,656), and Finance & Insurance ($30,878).

Median household income in DeSoto County, FL is $35,513. Males in DeSoto County, FL have an average income that is 1.14 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,451. The income inequality of DeSoto County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.496 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for DeSoto County, FL. In DeSoto County, FL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 65-74, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 37 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,102. Duval County, FL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Florida.

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Diversity

DeSoto County, FL is home to a population of 35,134 people, from which 87.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of DeSoto County, FL is composed of 19,338 White residents (55%), 10,782 Hispanic residents (30.7%), 4,534 Black residents (12.9%), 280 Two+ residents (0.8%), and 81 Asian residents (0.23%). The most common foreign languages in DeSoto County, FL are Spanish (8,847 speakers), French Creole (146 speakers), and French (95 speakers), but compared to other places, DeSoto County, FL has a relative high number of Spanish (8,847 speakers), French Creole (146 speakers), and Greek (44 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Highlands (Northwest), DeSoto & Hardee Counties PUMA, FL awarded 718 degrees. The student population of Highlands (Northwest), DeSoto & Hardee Counties PUMA, FL is skewed towards females, with 291 male students and 427 female students. Most students in Highlands (Northwest), DeSoto & Hardee Counties PUMA, FL are White (407 and 56.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (212 and 29.5%), Black or African American (68 and 9.5%), and Two or more races (10 and 1.39%). The largest universities in Highlands (Northwest), DeSoto & Hardee Counties PUMA, FL by number of graduates are South Florida State College (718 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Highlands (Northwest), DeSoto & Hardee Counties PUMA, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (341 and 47.5%), Registered Nursing (44 and 6.13%), and Dental Hygiene (12 and 1.67%). The median tuition costs in Highlands (Northwest), DeSoto & Hardee Counties PUMA, FL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,135 and $11,829 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in DeSoto County, FL is $82,300, which is 0.4 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $80,400 to $82,300, a 2.36% increase. The homeownership rate of DeSoto County, FL is 68.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in DeSoto County, FL have an average commute time of 24.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in DeSoto County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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