DeSoto County Information

DeSoto in Florida occupies 640 square miles and has a 2006 population of 35,315, a change from a 2000 population of 32,209 and 23,865 in 1990. 15.5% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 16.7% percent is 25-35, and 11.8% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 228 acts of violent crime reported in DeSoto in 2004, a change from 268 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 511 people: 3.5% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 4.4%.

Read more about DeSoto, Florida in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountyDeSoto 
StateFlorida 
Land Area640 sq. milesRanked 1,612 of 3,140
Population 200635,315Ranked 1,280 of 3,140
Population 200535,060 
Population 200032,209Ranked 1,342 of 3,140
Population 199023,865Ranked 1,497 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion84.4% 
African American11.8% 
Asian American.6% 
Native American2.9% 
Pacific Islander.1% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 56.7% 
Population 5 to 1411.7% 
Population 15 to 2415.5% 
Population 25 to 3416.7% 
Population 35 to 4411.8% 
Population 45 to 5410.6% 
Population 55 to 649.5% 
Population 65 to 749% 
Population 75 and up8.5% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes228268
Murders / Manslaughters4 
Forcible Rapes6 
Robberies24 
Aggravated Assaults194 
Total Property Crimes898976
Burglaries280 
Larceny Thefts583 
Motor Vehicle Thefts35 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population14,41213,277
Unemployed Population511589
Unemployment Rate3.5%4.4%

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