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De Soto, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of De Soto had a population of 307 as of July 1, 2016. De Soto ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for De Soto is located at latitude 43.4321 and longitude -91.2005 in Crawford County. The formal boundaries for the Village of De Soto (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Crawford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 653 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Village of De Soto are located in Crawford County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Vernon County.

The Village of De Soto (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with De Soto population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for De Soto: Winneshieks Landing.

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De Soto, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 307
Population in Households 307
Population in Familes 248
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 251
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 138
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 91
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 180 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 118 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $131,250
Average Home Value $172,009


Median Household Income $46,093
Average Household Income $54,755
Per Capita Income $24,249
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.08% 0.9%
Households 1.08% 0.85%
Families 2.08% 0.86%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

De Soto, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares De Soto to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 619 20th
Population Density1 # 619 20th
Diversity Index2 # 725 6th
Median Household Income # 502 35th
Per Capita Income # 488 37th

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