DeSoto is a city in Dallas County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 49,047. DeSoto is a suburb of Dallas and is part of the Best Southwest area, which includes DeSoto, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, and Lancaster.
DeSoto is the largest and most diverse city in southwest Dallas County.
On June 11, 2006, the National Civic League named DeSoto an “All-America City”. The All-America City Award is the nation’s oldest community recognition program and recognizes communities whose citizens work together to identify and tackle community-wide challenges and achieve uncommon results.
In 2015, a viral article was published about the growing trend of largely affluent and college-educated African-Americans moving to the Desoto and other Best Southwest communities.