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DeSoto, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of De Soto had a population of 197 as of July 1, 2018. 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 31.9554 and longitude -84.0621 in Sumter County. The formal boundaries for the City of De Soto 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for DeSoto: De Soto.

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DeSoto, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 197
Population in Households 197
Population in Familes 165
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 242
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $33,665
Average Household Income $57,849
Per Capita Income $22,584


Total Housing Units 92 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 52 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $98,611
Average Home Value $141,509


Total Households 82
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 57
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.12% -0.2%
Households 0.15% 0.0%
Families 0.89% -0.35%
Median Household Income   0.21%
Per Capita Income   0.91%

DeSoto, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares DeSoto to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 563 10th
Population Density # 481 23rd
Diversity Index # 315 50th
Median Household Income # 487 22nd
Per Capita Income # 249 60th

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