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DeSoto County, Mississippi

US county information
NameDeSoto County
Largest citySouthaven
US Area
Total Area496.77 sq mi (1286.6 km2)
Land Area477.86 sq mi (1237.7 km2)
Water Area18.91 sq mi (49 km2)
Population161252 (2010)
Density87/km2 (225.3/sq mi)
FoundedFebruary 9, 1836

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DeSoto County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. DeSoto County is part of the Metropolitan Memphis (TN-AR-MS) Statistical Area. Its county seat is Hernando. As of 2000, the population was 107,199. By 2010, the county had grown to a population of 161,252, largely due to African-American growth of over 150%. It is now the third most populous county in Mississippi and the second most populous county in metro Memphis.

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