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DeSoto, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of De Soto is an incorporated place (Class Code C4) located in Sumter County at latitude 31.9548 and longitude -84.0636. Sumter County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 308 feet.

The formal official name is the City of De Soto, but most people and references simply refer to it as DeSoto, Georgia.

The C4 Census Class Code for DeSoto indicates a an active incorporated place with an alternate official common name.. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of De Soto (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for DeSoto: De Soto.

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DeSoto, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 201
Population in Households 201
Population in Familes 169
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 247
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 85
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 59
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 94 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 58 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $65,625
Average Home Value $131,466


Median Household Income $27,581
Average Household Income $40,368
Per Capita Income $15,669
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.72% 0.0%
Households 1.14% 0.23%
Families 2.56% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.88%
Per Capita Income   2.95%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


DeSoto, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares DeSoto to the other 624 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 561 10th
Population Density1 # 474 24th
Diversity Index2 # 244 61st
Median Household Income # 523 16th
Per Capita Income # 447 29th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.