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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population26,785
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens7.8%
Employed Population 16+12,425
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married43.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.9%
Median Earnings25+$31,061
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,809
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,717

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,875
% Above Poverty Level85.2%
% Below Poverty Level14.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone25.1%
Median Gross Rent$963
Median House Value$95,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51.2%
Irish8.9%
German5%
English4.9%
Italian1.8%
French Except Basque1.6%
Arab0.9%
Polish0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Norwegian0.8%
African0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Russian0.4%
Moroccan0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Belgian0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
British0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Horn Lake Almanac

CategoryValue
County DeSoto County
Standard Zip Codes38637
Phone Area Codes662
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.95
Approximate Longitude-90.03

Horn Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMEMPHIS INTL AP
Distance8.5 miles
Jan Temp31 to 49 F
Apr Temp52 to 72 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp53 to 75 F
Annual Precip54.6 inches
StationMEMPHIS WSFO
Distance18.2 miles
Jan Temp28 to 48 F
Apr Temp48 to 72 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip53.6 inches
StationTUNICA 2
Distance27.3 miles
Jan Temp31 to 48 F
Apr Temp51 to 72 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp51 to 75 F
Annual Precip54.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Byhalia1,861$34,338
Coldwater1,501$41,694
Hernando15,227$86,397
Olive Branch35,508$75,141
Senatobia7,969$53,063
Southaven51,816$67,555

Horn Lake Public Schools

Horn Lake High
3360 Church Road
ZIP: 38637
(662) 393-5273
High
Total Enrollment 1347
Shadow Oaks Elementary School
3780 Shadow Oaks Parkway
ZIP: 38637
(662) 393-4585
Primary
Total Enrollment 579
Horn Lake Intermediate School
6585 Horn Lake Road
ZIP: 38637
(662) 280-7075
Primary
Total Enrollment 1131
Horn Lake Middle School
6125 Hurt Road
ZIP: 38637
(662) 393-7443
Middle
Total Enrollment 1088
Horn Lake Elem
6341 Ridgewood Rd.
ZIP: 38637
(662) 393-4608
Primary
Total Enrollment 595
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