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De Soto is a city in Dallas County, in the Des Moines metro area.

The latitude of De Soto is 41.531N. The longitude is -94.009W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 942 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,009.


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Median household income
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$48,816
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our De Soto demographic reports
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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26% of De Soto residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $17,464, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of De Soto residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in De Soto, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $386.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $873.


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Dallas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our De Soto political report.

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The average commute time for De Soto workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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