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Louisiana > All counties > De Soto Parish, LA
De Soto Parish, LA

Population 2000: 25,494
Square miles: 877.20



2000 CENSUS DATA
DE SOTO PARISH LA US
HOUSING UNITS
Number Number Number
Total housing units 11,204
RENTER-OCCUPIED HOUSING UNITS
Number Pct Pct Pct
Renter-occupied housing units 2,263 20.2 28.7 30.8
Number Number Number
Average number of household members 2.73 2.41 2.36
Average number of rooms 4.60 4.20 4.04
Average number of vehicles 1.00 1.09 1.19
Median year structure was built 1974 1971 1969
Median year householder moved in 1997 1998 1998
Median rent ($) 216 365 519
Median rent asked for vacant units ($) 304 367 469
Number Pct Pct Pct
Rent includes utilities 533 23.6 15.8 16.5
Number Number Number
Rent as a pct of household revenue 23 26 26
OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING UNITS
Number Pct Pct Pct
Owner-occupied housing units 7,428 66.3 60.9 60.2
Number Number Number
Average number of household members 2.56 2.72 2.71
Average number of rooms 5.76 5.96 6.30
Average number of vehicles 1.45 1.62 1.64
Median year structure was built 1977 1974 1971
Median year householder moved in 1989 1990 1991
Median value ($) 53,600 77,500 111,800
Number Pct Pct Pct
With mortgage or contract to purchase 2,072 27.9 45.9 55.4
With second mortgage, equity loan 242 3.3 7.9 12.7
Number Number Number
Median price asked for vacant housing ($) 21,300 59,900 89,600
Monthly cost, with mortgage ($) 654 816 1,088
Monthly cost, without mortgage ($) 199 232 295
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census; ePodunk