De Soto has the 3173rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 1.5% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. De Soto is part of the St. Louis metro area. Unemployment in the St. Louis area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. St. Louis has the 21st largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in De Soto is below average at $47,200, and the median cost of a home in De Soto is $90,800, which is below the national average. 16% of workers in De Soto hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 77% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in De Soto. 85% of De Soto workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 4% walk. People in De Soto spend an average of 26 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.