De Soto, IL Population

Population: 1,653. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,583 (-4.2% change)
Males: 803 (48.6%), Females: 850 (51.4%)

Jackson County

Zip code: 62924

Median resident age: 33.4 years
Median household income: $31,563
Median house value: $55,800

Races in De Soto:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Black (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (21.0%), Irish (14.7%), United States (11.8%), English (9.0%), French (5.5%), Italian (2.3%).

Elevation: 395 feet

Land area: 0.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in De Soto

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in De Soto village

  • Never married: 27.4%
  • Now married: 54.3%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

1.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +145 (+9.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near De Soto:

  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; CARBONDALE, IL)
  • ST JOSEPH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; MURPHYSBORO, IL)
  • MARSHALL BROWNING HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; DU QUOIN, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to De Soto:

  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (about 4 miles; CARBONDALE/MURPHYSBORO, IL; Abbreviation: MDH)
  • WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL (about 17 miles; MARION, IL; Abbreviation: MWA)
  • MOUNT VERNON (about 44 miles; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Abbreviation: MVN)
Other public-use airports nearest to De Soto:

  • PINCKNEYVILLE-DU QUOIN (about 14 miles; PINCKNEYVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: PJY)
  • BENTON MUNI (about 25 miles; BENTON, IL; Abbreviation: H96)
  • SPARTA COMMUNITY-HUNTER FIELD (about 39 miles; SPARTA, IL; Abbreviation: SAR)
Amtrak stations near De Soto:

  • 7 miles: CARBONDALE (401 S. ILLINOIS AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 14 miles: DU QUOIN (20 N. CHESTNUT ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to De Soto:

  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE (about 8 miles; CARBONDALE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 19,742)
  • JOHN A LOGAN COLLEGE (about 11 miles; CARTERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,255)
  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Full-time enrollment: 7,227)
  • SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE (about 70 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,333)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 81 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,038)
  • SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 89 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 10,286)
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FOREST PARK (about 91 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,441)

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