DeSoto County, Mississippi

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DeSoto County
DeSoto County Courthouse
DeSoto County Courthouse
Map of Mississippi highlighting DeSoto County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°53′N 89°59′W / 34.88°N 89.99°W / 34.88; -89.99
Country United States
State Mississippi
FoundedFebruary 9, 1836
Named forHernando de Soto
SeatHernando
Largest citySouthaven
Area
 • Total497 sq mi (1,290 km2)
 • Land476 sq mi (1,230 km2)
 • Water21 sq mi (50 km2)  4.2%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
178,751
 • Density375/sq mi (145/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitewww.desotocountyms.gov

DeSoto County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 161,252 people lived there[1] which makes it the third-most populous county in Mississippi. Its county seat is Hernando.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)