DeSoto Parish, Louisiana

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DeSoto Parish
DeSoto Parish Courthouse in Mansfield
DeSoto Parish Courthouse in Mansfield
Map of Louisiana highlighting DeSoto Parish
Location within the U.S. state of Louisiana
Map of the United States highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 32°04′N 93°44′W / 32.06°N 93.74°W / 32.06; -93.74
Country United States
State Louisiana
Named forsettler, Marcel DeSoto
Largest cityMansfield
 • Total895 sq mi (2,317 km2)
 • Land880 sq mi (2,270 km2)
 • Water18 sq mi (47 km2)  2.0%
 • Total26,812
 • Density30.6/sq mi (11.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code318
Congressional district4th

DeSoto Parish (French: Paroisse DeSoto) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2020 census, the population was 26,812.[1] The parish seat and most populous municipality is Mansfield.[2] The parish was formed in 1843.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: DeSoto Parish, Louisiana". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "DeSoto Parish". Center for Regional Heritage Research. Retrieved September 3, 2014.