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De Soto is a city in Sumter County, in the Americus metro area.
The community was named for Hernando De Soto, explorer.
The latitude of De Soto is 31.955N. The longitude is -84.062W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 308 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 212.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in De Soto was $11,388, compared with $21,587 nationally.
5% of De Soto residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in De Soto, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $225. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $457.
Sumter County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our De Soto political report.
The average commute time for De Soto workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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