Basic information about the DeSoto County
The DeSoto County is located in the state of Mississippi. This county occupies 498 square miles, with 22 square miles being water areas. There are 161.252 inhabitants living in the county according to the 2010 Census. As for the racial makeup of DeSoto County citizens, the 3 largest groups are White (72.21%), followed by Black or African American (21.87%) and Some Other Race (2.76%). There are 57.748 households in the county, while 75,90% of them are family households and 24,10% represent non family households. There are 7 cities and towns in DeSoto County. The most populated city is Southaven city and the smallest town or village is Walls town.