DeSoto County , Florida

DeSoto County: County in Florida, United States

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DeSoto County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 34,862 and a population density of 21 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 38,001 inhabitants. Its county seat is Arcadia. The county was created 133 years ago in 1887.


DeSoto County is located at 27°11'11"N 81°48'33"W (27.1863200, -81.8093000). It has 6 neighbors: Charlotte County, Glades County, Hardee County, Highlands County, Manatee County and Sarasota County.

The largest city of DeSoto County is Arcadia with a population of 8,314. .


DeSoto County forecast: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. West wind 1 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. more

DeSoto County map

DeSoto County Quick Facts

Population : 38,001 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Florida (United States)
Different from : DeSoto County
Area : 1656 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.4%
Land as percent of area : 99.6%
Named for : Hernando de Soto
Capital : Arcadia
Establishment : May 05, 1887
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 17:23:29 (6th May 2021)
Density : 23 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 8.26% (2010-2019)
Weather : 93℉ Mostly Sunny then Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 7-days weather

DeSoto County has 6 neighbors .

  • Arcadia


The population of DeSoto County increased by 8.26% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 34,862 - census
2011 34,845 -0.05% estimation process
2012 35,005 0.46% estimation process
2013 34,905 -0.29% estimation process
2014 35,338 1.23% estimation process
2015 35,648 0.87% estimation process
2016 36,255 1.67% estimation process
2017 37,241 2.65% estimation process
2018 37,368 0.34% estimation process
2019 38,001 1.67% estimation process

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People born in DeSoto County (1)

American historian Clint Johnson was born in DeSoto County

Other places with the same name (1)

DeSoto County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in DeSoto County.

City Name Population Title
Arcadia 8,314 City in Florida

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