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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about De Soto demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jackson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62932 ZIP code.
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.
18% 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 $323. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $670.
Jackson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our De Soto political report.
The average commute time for De Soto workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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