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Demographics
General

Form of Government: Home Rule; Council/Manager

Incorporated: 1949

Land Area: 21 square miles

Population: 49,047


2010 Census Population Information

U.S.Census Bureau - Look here for extensive official information on age, race, income, housing, etc.

Registered Voters: 27,665

Population By Age
Under 5 years 3,166 6.5%
5 to 9 years 3,592 7.3%
10 to 14 years 3,971 8.1%
15 to 19 years 3,715 7.6%
20 to 24 years 2,609 5.3%
25 to 29 years 2,601 5.3%
30 to 34 years 2,890 5.9%
35 to 39 years 3,690 7.5%
40 to 44 years 3,555 7.2%
45 to 49 years 3,824 7.8%
50 to 54 years 3,711 7.6%
55 to 59 years 3,405 6.9%
60 to 64 years 3,013 6.1%
65 to 69 years 1,909 3.9%
70 to 74 years         1,215 2.5%
75 to 79 years 896 1.8%
80 to 84 years 690 1.4% 
85 years and over 595 1.2%


Median age: 37.8 years

Per Capita Income: $27,194

Median Household Income: $58,711

Education for over age 25 Population

Percent High School Graduate: 92.3%

Percent College Graduate: 28.6%


Utility Information

TV: Time Warner Cable, AT&T U-verse

Electric & Gas Service: TXU Electric & Gas and others

Water: City of DeSoto (contracted with Dallas Water Utilities)

Sewer: City of DeSoto (contracted with Trinity River Authority)

Telephone: AT&T and others

Trash Collection: Private contractor

Newspapers: Focus Daily News (bi-weekly); The Dallas Morning News (daily)
 
 
City Information
  • City employees: 367, including part-time & seasonal
  • Total annual budget:  $73,923,904
  • Fire stations: 3
    Uniformed Personnel: 68
    Fire Rating: 2
  • Police Station: 1
    Uniformed Personnel: 70
  • Park Acreage: 491
  • Miles of streets: 473
  • Water storage capacity: 18,000,000 gal
  • Daily mean temperature (annual average): 66 degrees F
  • Average Annual Precipitation: 32.4 inches
  • Elevation: 498' - 764.5'
  • Current tax rate (per $100 of appraised value): 0.7574
  • Sales Tax rate: 8.250
  • Bond rating: Standard & Poors: AA-  Fitch Investors: AA