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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Desoto County is 166,266, which is 55.10% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 4.91% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Desoto County population density is 334.53 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 61.62 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Desoto County is white, which represent 72.39% of the total population. The average Desoto County education level is higher than the state average and is about the same as the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 166,266. #3

Population Growth Since 2000, #1

Desoto County

Population Density, #1

Desoto County
334.53 per square mile
61.62 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:120,354 (72.39%, #18)
Black:38,383 (23.09%, #64)
Hispanic:8,250 (4.96%, #8)
Asian:2,115 (1.27%, #8)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):302 (0.18%, #35)
One Race, Other:1,443 (0.87%, see rank)
Two or More Races:3,669 (2.21%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:6,358 (77.07%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:171 (2.07%, see rank)
Cuban:346 (4.19%, see rank)
Central American:660 (8.00%, see rank)
South American:457 (5.54%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:369 (17.45%, see rank)
Chinese:442 (20.90%, see rank)
Filipino:432 (20.43%, see rank)
Japanese:82 (3.88%, see rank)
Korean:178 (8.42%, see rank)
Vietnamese:392 (18.53%, see rank)
Asian, Other:220 (10.40%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

131,189 (78.90%) out of the total population of 166,266 reported first ancestry.

 Desoto County% of the Total PopulationMississippiU.S.
Arab3590.22%, see rank0.19%0.56%
Czech2610.16%, see rank0.07%0.47%
Danish1850.11%, see rank0.08%0.42%
Dutch1,6951.02%, see rank0.62%1.40%
English14,6728.82%, see rank7.58%8.02%
French3,9472.37%, see rank2.69%3.34%
German16,0479.65%, see rank5.56%15.03%
Greek1190.07%, see rank0.10%0.41%
Hungarian1770.11%, see rank0.07%0.46%
Irish18,85911.34%, see rank8.44%10.80%
Italian4,6492.80%, see rank1.87%5.52%
Norwegian6120.37%, see rank0.20%1.42%
Polish1,3620.82%, see rank0.44%3.01%
Portuguese480.03%, see rank0.06%0.44%
Russian2680.16%, see rank0.13%0.92%
Scotch-Irish3,9842.40%, see rank1.58%0.99%
Scottish2,9971.80%, see rank1.46%1.72%
Subsaharan African8880.53%, see rank0.62%0.95%
Swedish8430.51%, see rank0.27%1.27%
Swiss1870.11%, see rank0.07%0.30%
Ukrainian1200.07%, see rank0.03%0.31%
American17,36210.44%, see rank11.78%7.12%
Welsh6930.42%, see rank0.28%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 80,830 (48.61%, see rank)
Females: 85,436 (51.39%, see rank)

Desoto County
Male: 48.61%
Female: 51.39%
Male: 48.55%
Female: 51.45%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Desoto County
35.70 years old
36.30 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Desoto County
34.50 years old
34.90 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Desoto County
36.70 years old
37.80 years old
38.80 years old

 Desoto County% of the Total PopulationMississippiU.S.
Under 5 years11,1236.69%, see rank6.75%6.36%
5 to 9 years13,1257.89%, see rank6.89%6.51%
10 to 14 years13,2998.00%, see rank7.08%6.59%
15 to 19 years12,2667.38%, see rank7.18%6.85%
20 to 24 years9,6185.78%, see rank7.44%7.13%
25 to 34 years21,99713.23%, see rank12.98%13.47%
35 to 44 years25,27215.20%, see rank12.50%12.96%
45 to 54 years23,35814.05%, see rank13.50%14.09%
55 to 64 years18,04710.85%, see rank12.18%12.29%
65 to 74 years11,1256.69%, see rank7.75%7.64%
75 to 84 5,3253.20%, see rank4.21%4.25%
85 years and over1,7111.03%, see rank1.55%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Desoto CountyMississippiU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population106,835, 100%1,929,591209,056,129
Less Than High School11,845, 11.09%, see rank18.06%13.67%
High School Graduate32,329, 30.26%, see rank30.25%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree39,460, 36.94%, see rank31.29%29.09%
Bachelor Degree16,406, 15.36%, see rank12.90%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree6,795, 6.36%, see rank7.51%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.35, see rank12.9413.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Desoto County MississippiU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten5,35180.40%19.60%79.87%20.13%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)21,54591.34%, see rank8.66%, see rank89.76%10.24%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)10,08788.40%, see rank11.60%, see rank88.29%11.71%90.60%9.40%
College8,75285.04%, see rank14.96%, see rank87.67%12.33%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School1,82173.92%, see rank26.08%, see rank74.93%25.07%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Desoto CountyMississippiU.S.
Total Households58,957, 100%1,092,627116,211,092
Average Household Size2.81, see rank2.642.63
1 Person Households12,272, 20.82%, see rank27.31%27.57%
2 or More Person Households46,685, 79.18%, see rank72.69%72.43%
Family Households (Families)44,492, 75.47%, see rank68.69%66.22%
Average Family Size3.31, see rank3.303.32
Married-Couple Family32,661, 55.40%, see rank45.22%48.42%
Nonfamily Households14,465, 24.53%, see rank31.31%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Desoto County%MississippiU.S.
15 Years and Over Total128,719see rank2,365,897252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over61,569100%, see rank1,133,229123,281,364
Never Married18,08729.38%, see rank35.54%35.77%
Married36,16758.74%, see rank50.55%52.04%
Widowed1,3092.13%, see rank2.91%2.57%
Divorced6,0069.75%, see rank11.00%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over67,150100%, see rank1,232,668129,692,771
Never Married16,47024.53%, see rank30.41%29.48%
Married36,01353.63%, see rank46.21%49.19%
Widowed5,3728.00%, see rank10.86%9.16%
Divorced9,29513.84%, see rank12.51%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Desoto County%MississippiU.S.
Native160,40496.47%, see rank97.76%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence50,04130.10%, see rank71.47%58.73%
Born in Different State109,47765.84%, see rank25.73%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
8860.53%, see rank0.56%1.42%
Foreign Born5,8623.53%, see rank2.24%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship2,4331.46%, see rank0.79%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship3,4292.06%, see rank1.46%7.09%
Born In Europe4020.24%, see rank0.23%1.53%
Born In Asia1,7061.03%, see rank0.75%3.82%
Born In Africa1390.08%, see rank0.06%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.01%0.07%
Born In Latin America3,5492.13%, see rank1.15%6.83%
Born In Northern America660.04%, see rank0.05%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Desoto County%MississippiU.S.
English55,62394.35%, see rank95.53%79.39%
Spanish2,2413.80%, see rank2.64%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages4090.69%, see rank0.89%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages5931.01%, see rank0.67%3.36%
Other910.15%, see rank0.28%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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