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DeSoto, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of De Soto had a population of 196 as of July 1, 2015. DeSoto ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for DeSoto is located at latitude 31.9548 and longitude -84.0636 in Sumter County. 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. Sumter County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 308 feet.

The City of De Soto (GNIS ID: 2404203) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of De Soto is located within Leslie-De Soto Division of Sumter County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with DeSoto population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for DeSoto: De Soto.

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DeSoto, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 196
Population in Households 196
Population in Familes 164
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 240
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 83
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 57
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 89 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 56 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $76,389
Average Home Value $105,000


Median Household Income $28,143
Average Household Income $39,810
Per Capita Income $15,471
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.1% -0.1%
Households 0.47% 0.0%
Families 1.4% -0.35%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   3.08%
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, 2015 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 # 562 10th
Population Density1 # 479 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 294 53rd
Median Household Income # 536 14th
Per Capita Income # 505 19th

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