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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+
DeSoto is a suburb of Dallas with a population of 52,596. DeSoto is in Dallas County. Living in DeSoto offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in DeSoto and residents tend to be liberal.
About DeSoto...
Population
52,596

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$155,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,052
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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DeSoto Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    210.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    52.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    137.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    483.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,897.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    297.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in DeSoto

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,575
National
$55,322
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DeSoto Reviews

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Living in Desoto, TX for the past 16 years has been great! I love its quiet neighborhoods and escape from upbeat city life. One thing that I do not like is that we don't have many restaurants and dining places. This can be quickly remedied by driving about 10-15 minutes to Cedar Hill, which has many shopping and dining venues. It takes me between 5-10 minutes to reach my nearest freeway (67) and about 15 minutes to reach I-35. Besides the lack of food establishments and nightlife, Desoto is a very comfortable place for families and people who enjoy a more tame environment. And no matter which part of Desoto you live in, there is always a grocery store within 5 minutes!
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I have lived in Desoto majority of my whole life. My experience has been wonderful and I am blessed to not have any severe weather mess up my house in any way. Being in elementary through high school has been a amazing time. People say that Desoto is a bad school but everybody work ethic isnt the same. They're real big on sports and the coaches showed a lot of favoritism which I had a bad experience. I played football (Safety) so I actually experience that favoritism when I was a senior that was given. Overall, I honestly wouldn't bring my kids here because their is no school spirit here.
One thing that I truly admire about the city of Desoto is the diversity. I feel as if diversity is an important factor wherever you are. I have been to multiple states and cities where diversity was not a thing so currently living in a city with diversity, means a lot to me. Of course every city has there ups and downs, but fortunately, I can count more ups than downs when it comes to Desoto. The atmosphere is enjoyable, along with the people. I can say that over the years, I have enjoyed living in Desoto and that is why I rated Desoto with such high creds.