Desoto Lakes, FL Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 1,353 housing units in Desoto Lakes. This represents a 23.2% growth from 1,098 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 1,353 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Desoto Lakes is about 90.1%. Desoto Lakes's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 4.6%. Average household size is 2.51 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Desoto Lakes were built after 1981.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type0.70%
One Bedroom0.80%
Two Bedrooms33%
Three Bedrooms55.90%
Four Bedrooms8.30%
Five Bedrooms or more1.30%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.52
Median year structure was built1982
Median Value of occupied units$117,300
Median Price asked for vacant units$85,000

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.37
Median year structure was built1978

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0%
Second Mortgage6.30%
Home Equity Loan8%
Simple Mortgage71.10%
Debt Free14.60%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs19.5%