DeSoto is a city located in Dallas County, Texas, United States. It is situated approximately 15 miles south of downtown Dallas. As of 2020, the estimated population of DeSoto is around 52,000, making it a mid-sized suburban community.
Demographically, DeSoto is predominantly Black, with a Hispanic population of around 17%. The median age of residents is 39 years old, and the median household income is around $70,000.
The average home price in DeSoto is around $250,000, which is slightly higher than the average home price in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Property tax rates in DeSoto are relatively high, with an effective tax rate of around 2.8%.
There are several things to do in DeSoto, including visiting the DeSoto Arts Commission, which hosts a range of cultural events and activities throughout the year. The city is also home to several parks and recreational areas, including DeSoto Town Center Park, which features sports fields, hiking trails, and a playground.
DeSoto is part of the DeSoto Independent School District, which serves students in DeSoto, as well as portions of nearby Dallas, Cedar Hill, and Duncanville. The district is rated “B” by the Texas Education Agency.
For those interested in doing business in DeSoto, the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce can be reached at (972) 224-3565. The Chamber offers a range of services and resources for local businesses, including networking events and business development workshops.
Finally, for any city-related inquiries, the DeSoto City Hall can be reached at (972) 230-9600. The City Hall is located at 211 E. Pleasant Run Rd and is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.