Introduction to Horn Lake, Mississippi

Horn Lake, Mississippi, in De Soto county, is 13 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Memphis metropolitan area with. Horn Lake contains a population of approximately 14,099.

Horn Lake History

Horn Lake derived its name from an ox-bow lake, which was actually a riverbed of the Mississippi River previously. Originally, the Chickasaw Indians inhabited this area. In the 18th century, the river changed its course and all that was left was a body of water that looked like a cow horn, hence the name Horn Lake. The first post office of the area was established in 1853. The city was incorporated in 1973.

Horn Lake and nearby Attractions

  • Horn Lake Community Park
  • Historic DeSoto Museum
  • Memphis Zoo
  • Pink Palace Museum

Things To Do In Horn Lake

One can enjoy a range of recreational facilities that are offered at the Horn Lake Community Park. Arkabutla Lake is a major attraction for hunters, campers, hikers and fishermen. The Memphis Zoo is popular among children and families. The Pink Palace Museum and the Historic DeSoto Museum reveal various interesting historical facts. Every year, the city hosts the Horn Lake Fall Festival.

Horn Lake Transportation

Memphis International is the nearest major airport.

Horn Lake Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at the University of Memphis, Southwest Tennessee Community College-Union Campus, The University of Tennessee or at Southwest Tennessee Community College-Macon Campus.


Total Population 26,486
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 8%
Employed Population 16+ 12,616
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 44.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.9%
Median Earnings25+ $30,519
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,707
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,654


Median Family Income $48,508
% Above Poverty Level 84.9%
% Below Poverty Level 15.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 24.4%
Median Gross Rent $964
Median House Value $94,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 50%
US/American 0%
English 5.7%
Irish 10%

Horn Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 13 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee
County De Soto
Metro Area Memphis
Standard Zip Codes 38637
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.95
Longitude -90.03

Horn Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 49 F
Apr Temp 52 to 72 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 53 to 75 F
Annual Precip 54.6 inches
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 53.6 inches
Station TUNICA 2
Distance 27.3 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 48 F
Apr Temp 51 to 72 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 54.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Horn Lake, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Jago (38637)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Byhalia 1,342 $26,917
Coldwater 1,167 $30,139
Hernando 14,723 $84,375
Olive Branch 34,543 $73,832
Senatobia 8,063 $56,758
Southaven 50,389 $66,653
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