The City of DeSoto, TX, is located in the Central Time Zone in southern Dallas County. DeSoto is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, which consists of twelve counties and over 200 cities and towns, including Dallas and Fort Worth. The DFW Metroplex is home to 5.7 million people and covers 9,249 square miles. Its economy is one of the healthiest in the country due to its central location, DFW International Airport and other transportation resources, 22 Fortune 500 company headquarters, and an extremely diversified economic base.
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