De Soto, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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De Soto, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of De Soto had a population of 304 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for De Soto: Winneshieks Landing.

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De Soto, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 304
Daytime Population: Workers 354
Daytime Population: Residents 158
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 512
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.68
Population in Households 304
Population in Familes 244
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 249
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $48,671
Average Household Income $59,903
Per Capita Income $26,407


Total Housing Units 183 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 117 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (10.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (25.1%)
Median Home Value $137,500
Average Home Value $185,991


Total Households 137
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 90
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.8% 0.71%
Households 0.83% 0.72%
Families 1.64% 0.66%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

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, 2017 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 # 620 20th
Population Density # 620 20th
Diversity Index # 710 9th
Median Household Income # 521 33rd
Per Capita Income # 434 44th

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