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Welcome to De Soto ...

The city of De Soto is located in Jefferson County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, De Soto has a population of 6,345 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of De Soto.

De Soto is 540 feet [165 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for De Soto: (636)

The ZIP code for De Soto: 63020<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, De Soto had an population of 6,345 people. This is a decrease of 0.86% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.47% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, De Soto had a population of 6,400 people. This makes De Soto the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of De Soto represents 0.11% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 110th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,400 people, the population of De Soto has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,375 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for De Soto.

Adding De Soto to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of De Soto in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of De Soto elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for De Soto on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named De Soto ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named De Soto - they are located in Arizona, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near De Soto ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near De Soto.

  • Festus [Jefferson County]
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    • Festus [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of De Soto
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,036 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Festus have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Festus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Festus<7>
  • Bonne Terre [Saint Francois County]
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    • Bonne Terre [Saint Francois County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of De Soto
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,118 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonne Terre have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bonne Terre<7>
  • Pevely [Jefferson County]
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    • Pevely [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of De Soto
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,978 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pevely have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pevely<7>
  • Desloge [Saint Francois County]
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    • Desloge [Saint Francois County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of De Soto
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,882 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Desloge have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Desloge<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Crystal City [Jefferson County]
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      • Crystal City [Jefferson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of De Soto
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,700 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crystal City<7>
    • Herculaneum [Jefferson County]
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      • Herculaneum [Jefferson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of De Soto
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,138 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herculaneum have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herculaneum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herculaneum<7>
    • Hillsboro [Jefferson County]
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      • Hillsboro [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of De Soto
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,292 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<7>
    • Potosi [Washington County]
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      • Potosi [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of De Soto
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,577 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potosi have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potosi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Potosi<7>
    • Valmeyer [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valmeyer
      • Valmeyer [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of De Soto
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,248 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valmeyer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valmeyer<7>
    • Leadwood [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leadwood
      • Leadwood [Saint Francois County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of De Soto
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,165 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leadwood have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leadwood<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around De Soto. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for De Soto.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of De Soto. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around De Soto.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around De Soto. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for De Soto.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for De Soto ...

Looking for more information about De Soto? 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 De Soto, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for De Soto.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Missouri

About Jefferson County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcomo.org/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for De Soto.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around De Soto - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 De Soto). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether De Soto or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- De Soto) 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 De Soto. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from De Soto

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in De Soto. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1402, Longitude: -90.5546    
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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