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De Soto is a township in Jackson County, in the Carbondale metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named De Soto. For links to other places called De Soto, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of De Soto is 37.818N. The longitude is -89.213W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 390 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,231.


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Median household income
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$33,750
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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25% 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 $15,924, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% 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 $323.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $670.


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Jackson County supported John Kerry 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 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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