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1.26% growth
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4.13% growth
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3.96% growth
Median Property Value
4.78% growth


The economy of DeSoto, TX employs 25,398 people. The economy of DeSoto, TX is specialized in Transportation & Warehousing; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 2.08; 1.57; and 1.54 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in DeSoto, TX are Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,573), Educational Services (3,073), and Retail trade (2,544), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($53,357), Transportation & Warehousing ($51,723), and Utilities ($49,754).

Median household income in DeSoto, TX is $59,260. Males in DeSoto, TX have an average income that is 1.11 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,557. The income inequality of DeSoto, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.401 which is lower 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, TX. In Dallas County, TX the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 67 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,078. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.


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DeSoto, TX is home to a population of 51,478 people, from which 96.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of DeSoto, TX is composed of 35,632 Black residents (69.2%), 7,489 Hispanic residents (14.5%), 7,318 White residents (14.2%), 712 Two+ residents (1.38%), and 174 Asian residents (0.34%). The most common foreign languages in DeSoto, TX are Spanish (6,788 speakers), African Languages (192 speakers), and French (155 speakers), but compared to other places, DeSoto, TX has a relative high number of African Languages (192 speakers), Spanish (6,788 speakers), and Other West Germanic (21 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in DeSoto, TX awarded 78 degrees. The student population of DeSoto, TX is skewed away from females, with 44 male students and 34 female students. Most students in DeSoto, TX are Black or African American (56 and 71.8%), followed by White (11 and 14.1%), Hispanic or Latino (8 and 10.3%), and Two or more races (1 and 1.28%). The largest universities in DeSoto, TX by number of graduates are ITT Technical Institute-DeSoto (69 and 88.5%), PCCenter (9 and 11.5%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in DeSoto, TX are System, Networking, & LAN/WAN Management (35 and 44.9%), Electrical, Electronic, & Communications Engineering Technology (16 and 20.5%), and General Drafting & Design Technology (10 and 12.8%). 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in DeSoto, TX is $149,100, which is 0.77 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $142,300 to $149,100, a 4.78% increase. The homeownership rate of DeSoto, TX is 64.7%, which is higher 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.


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