De Soto, Illinois

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De Soto, Illinois

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Comparative Profile of De Soto, Illinois

Comparing De Soto to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Racial Diversity 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Senior Citizens 2 3
Age of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 5
Portion of People Married 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
People Above Poverty 4 2
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
Median Family Income 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Public Transportation Use 7 5
Working at Home 1 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 9
People Living Alone 6 6
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

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De Soto Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 80 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 62924
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.817
Longitude -89.227

De Soto Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Station DU QUOIN 4 SE
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
Distance 38.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 67 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 41.2 inches
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De Soto Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,653 100%
Male 803 48.6%
Female 850 51.4%
Under 18 432 26.1%
18+ 1,221 73.9%
65+ 169 10.2%
Median Age 33.4
Average Family Size 3.02
White 1,613 97.6%
African-American 12 0.7%
Asian 7 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 3 0.2%
Mixed Race 17 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 26 1.6%

Estimated De Soto Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,583
Growth -70
Growth % -4.2%

De Soto Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 22.4%
US/American 18.8%
Irish 13.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.3%
English 10.4%
French (except Basque) 4.2%
Italian 3.1%
Polish 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
European 1.8%
Scottish 1.4%
Hungarian 1.4%
Swedish 1.4%
Portuguese 1.3%
Dutch 0.9%
Norwegian 0.8%
Russian 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Danish 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Lebanese 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, De Soto, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Reeds Station (62924)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
De Soto 1,653 $34,929
Bush 257 $28,333
Cambria 1,330 $34,688
Carbondale 20,681 $34,601
Elkville 1,001 $30,417
Hurst 805 $30,250
Murphysboro 13,295 $34,987
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