De Soto, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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De Soto, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of De Soto had a population of 6,578 as of July 1, 2017. De Soto ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for De Soto is located at latitude 38.9723 and longitude -94.9511 in Johnson County. The formal boundaries for the City of De Soto (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Johnson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 860 feet.

The City of De Soto (GNIS ID: 485562) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with De Soto population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for De Soto: Lexington.

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De Soto, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,578
Daytime Population: Workers 2,249
Daytime Population: Residents 3,294
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,543
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 6,539
Population in Familes 5,720
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density2 594
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $73,007
Average Household Income $91,655
Per Capita Income $32,479


Total Housing Units 2,493 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,659 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 650 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 184 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $281,031
Average Home Value $294,485


Total Households 2,309
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 1,763
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.95% 1.78%
Households 1.95% 1.77%
Families 2.04% 1.69%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

De Soto, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares De Soto to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 53 92nd
Population Density # 435 35th
Diversity Index # 84 88th
Median Household Income # 38 94th
Per Capita Income # 67 90th

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