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DeSoto

Wikipedia says:

The area was first settled in 1847, making it one of the oldest communities in North Texas. A post office was established in 1881, and the settlement was named DeSoto in honor of Thomas Hernando DeSoto Stewart, a doctor dedicated to the community.

Demographics

  • Median Age: 39
  • Population Growth (2000-2013): 36.80%
  • Population Density: 2,381 people per square mile

Schools

  • Students Passing STARR K-11: 65%
  • Average SAT Score: 1288
  • Students Taking SAT/ACT: 71.80%
  • Instruction Spending Per Student: $3,963

Crime

  • Violent Crime Rate: 2.61 per 1,000 residents
  • Non-Violent Crime Rate: 35.24 per 1,000 residents

Real Estate

  • Average Price of Homes Sold (2013): $144,734
  • Sales Price Change (2011-2013): 13.00%
  • Owner-Occupied Homes: 66.80%

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