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De Soto is a city in Jefferson County, in the Saint Louis metro area.
The community was named for explorer Hernando De Soto
The latitude of De Soto is 38.139N. The longitude is -90.555W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 525 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,501.
Sections below provide additional information and links about De Soto demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, St. Louis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 63020 ZIP code.
24% of De Soto residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the De Soto ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in De Soto was $14,971, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of De Soto residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in De Soto, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $312. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $690.
Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our De Soto political report.
The average commute time for De Soto workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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