Serving DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee and Polk Counties

DeSoto County

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Population

Population (2010 Census) 34,862
Percent of persons under 18 years 22.4%
Percent of persons over 65 years 18.4%
Percent of population living in poverty 26.1%

Education

Adults 25+ High School Degree or higher 68.9%
Adults 25+ Bachelor’s Degree or higher 11.4%

Employment

Unemployment rate (annual) 9.9%
Size of labor force (annual) 15,208

Income

Median household income $36,407
Per capita income $16,034

Distribution of Race

White 83.7%
Black 13.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1%
Asian 0.7%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 0.2%
Persons reporting two or more races 1.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin 30.4%
White not Hispanic 55.5%

Statistics on this website are taken directly from the 2010 Census and 2011 Bureau of Labor Statistics websites.


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