De Soto, Kansas

Demographic Snapshot

De Soto Johnson County Kansas City MSA
Population, 2016 6,071 584,451 2,104,509
Population % Ch., 2007-2016 11.3% 11.6% 4.4%
Median Age, 2015 38.5 36.8 35.9
Land Area (sq. mi.) 11.07 473.38 7,950
High School Grads, 2015 90% 95.8% 91.2%
College Grads, 2015 28.9% 52.8% 35.8%
Labor Force, 2016 N/A 325,825 1,126,141
Unemployment Rate, 2016 N/A 3.1% 3.8%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. Also, because this community's population is under 25,000, labor force data is not available.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, American Community Survey; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Major Employers

 
Company
Type of Operation
Employees
Custom Foods
Manufacturer, frozen breads
32
De Soto USD 232
Education
900
Engineered Air
Manufacturer, large HVAC
250
Hillside Village of De Soto
Skilled nursing and assisted living
75
Huhtamaki Americas, Inc.
Manufacturer, paper products
450
Merck Animal Health
Pharmaceutical, large animal
170
Rehrig Pacific
Manufacturer, plastic containers & pallets
105

Contact Information

De Soto Chamber of Commerce

KC's Agricultural Heritage

KC Animal Health Initiative

Advisory Board

Strategic Priorities

KC Animal Health Investment Forum