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DeSoto County, Florida

201 E Oak St
Arcadia, FL 34266
Phone: (863) 993-4800
Fax: (863) 993-4809
www.co.desoto.fl.us

In southwest-central FL, east of Sarasota; organized May 19, 1887 from Manatee County. Name Origin: For Hernando De Soto (c. 1500-42), Spanish explorer of southern U.S

Area (sq mi):: 639.50 (land 637.27; water 2.23) Population per square mile: 55.60
Population 2005: 35,406 State rank: 48 Population change: 2000-20005 9.90%; 1990-2000 35.00% Population 2000: 32,209 (White 61.20%; Black or African American 12.70%; Hispanic or Latino 24.90%; Asian 0.40%; Other 13.50%). Foreign born: 18.70%. Median age: 36.50
Income 2000: per capita $14,000; median household $30,714; Population below poverty level: 23.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,454-$16,458
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 27.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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DeSoto County, Mississippi

365 Losher St
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: (662) 429-1460
Fax: (662) 429-4116
www.desotoms.com

In the northwestern corner of MS, south of Memphis, TN; organized Feb 9, 1836 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For Hernando De Soto (c.1500-42), Spanish explorer of southern U.S

Area (sq mi):: 496.77 (land 477.86; water 18.91) Population per square mile: 286.70
Population 2005: 137,004 State rank: 3 Population change: 2000-20005 27.80%; 1990-2000 57.90% Population 2000: 107,199 (White 84.70%; Black or African American 11.40%; Hispanic or Latino 2.30%; Asian 0.60%; Other 2.20%). Foreign born: 1.90%. Median age: 33.70
Income 2000: per capita $20,468; median household $48,206; Population below poverty level: 7.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,070-$28,713
Unemployment (2004): 3.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 25.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 64.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Southaven (36,244)
  • Olive Branch (26,516)
  • Horn Lake (21,764)

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