DeSoto County, Mississippi
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|DeSoto County, Mississippi|
DeSoto County Courthouse
Location within Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
|Founded||February 9, 1836|
|Named for||Hernando de Soto|
|• Total||497 sq mi (1,287 km2)|
|• Land||476 sq mi (1,233 km2)|
|• Water||21 sq mi (54 km2), 4.2%|
|• Density||375/sq mi (145/km2)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC−6/−5|
DeSoto County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 161,252 people lived there which makes it the third-most populous county in Mississippi. Its county seat is Hernando.
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