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Income per capita$29,563$28,872$29,829
Median household income$73,021$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$75,789$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$46,563$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$46,583$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$33,750$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate2.9%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level3.6%12.3%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in De Soto is 1% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in De Soto is 32% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in De Soto is 38% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in De Soto is 76% lower than the national average

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      $48,675 $73,021 $146,042
      $36,376 $54,570 $109,140
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      De Soto employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry14.6%14.6%
      Manufacturing sector15.0%15.0%
      Financial & insurance services9.6%9.6%
      Wholesale & retail services11.5%11.5%
      Public administration6.2%6.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.8%10.8%
      Education, health & social services8.1%8.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Bevington, IA27$123,750123.7%
      Van Meter, IA1,386$111,736102.0%
      Clive, IA17,246$107,26893.9%
      Cumming, IA536$99,58380.0%
      Earlham, IA1,382$95,68573.0%
      De Soto, IA987$73,02132.0%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Shelby, AL987$76,01637.4%
      Alamosa East, CO987$37,31732.5%
      Arcadia, IA987$59,6987.9%
      Milledgeville, IL987$43,66121.1%
      Sharon Springs, KS987$48,52912.3%
      De Soto, IA987$73,02132.0%
      Source: The De Soto, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).