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De Soto is a city in Johnson County, in the Kansas City metro area.
The community was named for the explorer Hernando de Soto
The latitude of De Soto is 38.979N. The longitude is -94.968W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 860 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,858.
Sections below provide additional information and links about De Soto demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Johnson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Kansas City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66019 ZIP code.
23% 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 $23,141, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% 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 $462. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,023.
Newspapers in De Soto include De Soto Explorer
Johnson 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 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in De Soto include Super 8.
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