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Florida; DeSoto County, Florida

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Florida
DeSoto County, Florida
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 440,383,035 216,918
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
21,781,128
34,408
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
21,538,187
33,976
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
1.1%
1.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 21,538,187 33,976
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 18,801,310 34,862
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.1%
4.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.7%
18.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
21.1%
22.6%
Female persons, percent
50.8%
44.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
76.9%
83.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
17.0%
12.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
1.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.0%
0.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.4%
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
26.8%
32.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
52.7%
54.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 1,416,472 2,398
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 20.8% 14.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 10,054,457 15,692
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 66.2% 68.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $232,000 $103,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,539 $1,110
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $513 $333
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,218 $738
Building permits, 2021 213,494 127
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 7,931,313 12,421
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.62 2.73
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 84.9% 86.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 29.4% 27.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 93.1% 75.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 85.4% 63.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 88.5% 74.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 30.5% 12.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 8.7% 11.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
15.1%
25.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 58.6% 47.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 54.4% 40.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 67,950,386 32,968
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 155,283,578 102,477
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 68,145,959 17,447
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 333,134,553 282,621
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $15,881 $7,606
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 27.9 25.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $57,703 $36,360
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $32,848 $18,193
Persons in poverty, percent
13.1%
20.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 591,046 492
Total employment, 2020 9,084,079 5,817
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 440,383,035 216,918
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 2.5% 1.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 2,508,552 1,870
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 438,491 467
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 261,671 270
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 93,163 S
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 102,627 S
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 309,451 S
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 28,391 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 382,527 S
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 401.4 53.4
Population per square mile, 2010 350.6 54.7
Land area in square miles, 2020 53,652.17 636.70
Land area in square miles, 2010 53,624.76 637.06
FIPS Code 12 12027
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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