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Overview

Introduction to Southaven, Mississippi

Southaven, Mississippi, in De Soto county, is located 14 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee. The city is conveniently located inside the Memphis metropolitan area.

Southaven History

Southaven was officially incorporated in 1978. It is located in DeSoto County, which was established on February 9, 1836. The area was originally inhabited by the Mississippian Indians. It is the childhood home of well - known novelist John Grisham, and singer and songwriter Cory Branan. The city is so named because of its location south of Whitehaven.

Southaven and nearby Attractions

  • Arkabutla Lake
  • Carriage Hills Plaza Shopping Center
  • Snowden Grove Park
  • North Creek Golf Course
  • Children's Museum of Memphis
  • Chucalissa Archaeological Museum

Things To Do In Southaven

Jaycees Park and Boosters Club Park are some of the local parks that one can visit while in Southaven. The city has several houses of worship including the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Colonial Hills Baptist Church, Carriage Hills Baptist Church, and Phoenix Church. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Carriage Hills Plaza Shopping Center. Visitors can also plan a trip to Graceland. Each year, the city hosts several festivals including the Fall Festival and the Springfest.

Southaven Transportation

Memphis International Airport is close to the city.

Southaven Higher Education

University of Memphis, Southwest Tennessee Community College - Union Campus, and University of Memphis are some of the nearby institutes of higher education.

People

Total Population 51,090
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 10.9%
Employed Population 16+ 25,150
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 50.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.2%
Median Earnings25+ $37,469
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,799
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,195

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,315
% Above Poverty Level 88.6%
% Below Poverty Level 11.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.3%
Median Gross Rent $946
Median House Value $137,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.9%
US/American 0%
English 8.6%
Irish 11.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Southaven Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee
County De Soto
Metro Area Memphis
Standard Zip Codes 38671, 38672
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.95
Longitude -89.96

Southaven Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

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

Station MEMPHIS INTL AP
Distance 8.2 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
Station MEMPHIS WSFO
Distance 15.6 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 30.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Byhalia 1,358 $33,393
Coldwater 1,251 $39,167
Hernando 14,984 $82,170
Horn Lake 26,662 $46,568
Olive Branch 35,018 $71,202
Senatobia 8,017 $56,831

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Southaven Hospitals

BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL DESOTO
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
7601 SOUTHCREST DR
(662) 349-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

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SOUTHAVEN HIGH SCHOOL
899 RASCO ROAD
662-393-9300
Serves 1,426 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.3

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847 RASCO ROAD
662-393-6211
A Vocational School

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