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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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    Governments in DeSoto County, Mississippi will spend more than $3 million to study flooding.
    C Spire Business Solutions has made DeSoto County, Mississippi fiber-ready with strategically positioned fiber optic infrastructure near 18 key business developments and industrial sites that is expected to help dramatically boost the county's economic development efforts, the company said.
    MAAR[R] contributes sales data to NAR's Memphis Regional median, which is influenced by DeSoto County, Mississippi, other areas in Mississippi, and Crittenden County, Arkansas.
    While the Memphis MSA's population is growing, most of the growth is occurring outside Shelby County, in particular in DeSoto County, Mississippi (57.9 percent from 1990 to 2000 and 33.2 percent from 2000 to 2006).
    While the Memphis MSA's population is growing, most of the growth is occurring outside Shelby County, and, in particular, in DeSoto County, Mississippi (57.9 percent from 1990 to 2000 and 27.8 percent from 2000 to 2005)
    QualityLife at Snowden Grove is a new 88-home development located in Southaven, DeSoto County, Mississippi, near Getwell and Nail Road just across the street from Snowden Park and Community Center.
    Data on the Nonfarm Employment and Unemployment Rates are for the Memphis MSA that includes Shelby, Fayette, and Tipton counties in Tennessee; Crittenden County, Arkansas; and DeSoto County, Mississippi.