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DeSoto, Iowa

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The location of DeSoto

Welcome to DeSoto ...

The city of DeSoto is located in Dallas County.

The location of DeSoto has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, DeSoto has a population of 1,000 people<2> (see below for details).

DeSoto is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: DeSoto lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for DeSoto: (515)

The ZIP code for DeSoto: 50069<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, DeSoto had a population of 1,050 people. This makes DeSoto the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of DeSoto represents 0.03% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 267th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,050 people, the population of DeSoto increased 4.06% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,009 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, DeSoto had an population of 1,000 people. This is a decrease of 4.76% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.89% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for DeSoto.

Communities Also Named DeSoto ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named DeSoto - they are located in Indiana and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for DeSoto.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around DeSoto. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of DeSoto. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around DeSoto.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for DeSoto:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for DeSoto ...

Looking for more information about DeSoto? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for DeSoto, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for DeSoto.

Communities near DeSoto ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

West Des Moines   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the East (E) of DeSoto

Located in Polk County

Urbandale   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of DeSoto

Located in Polk County

Waukee   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of DeSoto

Johnston   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of DeSoto

Located in Polk County

Clive   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of DeSoto

Located in Polk County

Grimes   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of DeSoto

Located in Polk County

Norwalk   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of DeSoto

Located in Warren County

Winterset   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of DeSoto

Located in Madison County

Adel   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of DeSoto

Windsor Heights   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of DeSoto

Located in Polk County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for DeSoto.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for DeSoto. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for DeSoto.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around DeSoto - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as DeSoto). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether DeSoto or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- DeSoto) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for DeSoto. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DeSoto

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in DeSoto. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5362, Longitude: -94.0099     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for DeSoto have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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