De Soto has experienced an abundance of growth and ranked 6th in the State of Kansas for percentage increase in population over the last decade. With a population of 5,687, De Soto offers metropolitan advantages along with small town flavor. De Soto's housing market is among the most affordable in Johnson County with an average home value that is 20% below the county average. Several new subdivisions are being planned in our growing community while keeping in mind the importance of our small-town values. Citizens moving to the area enjoy a quiet community while having the advantage of easily commuting to jobs through the Kansas City area. De Soto offers a wide variety of housing opportunities, such as starter-home subdivisions, golf course communities and homes with acreage.
The De Soto area's well-diversified economy helps ensure continued growth and stability with its employment base of nearly 3,900. De Soto provides job opportunities close to home, a stellar educational system, excellent value for the housing dollar, professional municipal services and recreational activities. De Soto's strategic location and quality labor force has fueled accelerating economic growth, as reflected in its retail sales, which has increased by 73% since 2002.
De Soto's Future
The City of De Soto, in conjunction with the De Soto Economic Development Council and the De Soto Chamber of Commerce, are preparing for the future growth and development or our community. The City commissioned the EDC to perform a Targeted Industry Study. This study assists the EDC in determining which types of industries would be most successful and desirable in our community. in addition, the EDC also conducted a Community Housing Assessment Team (CHAT) and a Community Branding Exercise.? These studies allow the city to determine its own future. The City has also updated its Comprehensive Plan Update. Together, these entities will ensure De Soto?s growth and quality of life for many, many years to come. For more information on the studies mentioned above, please visit the EDC section of this web site.
De Soto, KS Chamber of Commerce © 2013
33150 W. 83rd Street P.O. Box 70
De Soto, Kansas 66018
Phone: 913-583-1585 - Fax: 913-583-3553