Desoto county is located in north Mississippi. Desoto county has 476.14 square miles of land area and 20.87 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Desoto county population is 166,266, which has grown 55.10% since 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%. Desoto county median household income is $58,995 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 22.38% since 2000. The income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 25.96% and is lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Desoto county median house value is $151,200 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 46.65% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 41.18% and is about the same as the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Desoto county is much better than the state average in quality. The Desoto county area codes are 601, 662.
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