Income/capita 30%
Household income 25%
Unemployment 36%
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IndexDe SotoIllinoisNational
Income per capita$21,000$31,502$29,829
Median household income$41,453$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$60,139$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$30,595$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$31,424$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$26,455$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate3.0%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level21.0%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in De Soto is 30% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in De Soto is 25% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in De Soto is 36% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in De Soto is 39% higher than the national average

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      De Soto employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.4%3.4%
      Manufacturing sector12.8%1.2%
      Financial & insurance services1.2%9.1%
      Wholesale & retail services12.6%20.1%
      Public administration1.9%1.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.0%0.9%
      Education, health & social services34.3%41.8%

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      Freeman Spur, IL254$48,00013.2%
      De Soto, IL1,658$41,45325.1%

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      De Soto, IL1,658$41,45325.1%
      Source: The De Soto, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).