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
Largest citySouthaven
 • Total497 sq mi (1,290 km2)
 • Land476 sq mi (1,230 km2)
 • Water21 sq mi (50 km2)  4.2%
 • Total185,314
 • Density370/sq mi (140/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st

DeSoto County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, 185,314 people lived there,[1] making it the third-most populous county in Mississippi. Its county seat is Hernando.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: DeSoto County, Mississippi". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 4, 2024.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.