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.

Demographics

People

Total Population53,274
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens13.4%
Employed Population 16+25,765
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married49.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.4%
Median Earnings25+$39,082
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,273
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,221

Wealth

Median Family Income$74,133
% Above Poverty Level90.4%
% Below Poverty Level9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone24%
Median Gross Rent$1,025
Median House Value$143,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.4%
Irish10.9%
English7.3%
Italian2.9%
Scottish2.3%
French Except Basque1.9%
Dutch1.1%
Welsh0.9%
Polish0.8%
Swedish0.7%
African0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Russian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Greek0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
German0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Southaven Almanac

CategoryValue
County DeSoto County
Standard Zip Codes38672, 38671
Phone Area Codes662
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.91
Approximate Longitude-89.93

Southaven 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
Distance8.2 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
Distance15.6 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
Distance30.3 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
Byhalia1,537$33,750
Coldwater1,646$44,964
Hernando15,807$86,350
Horn Lake26,925$50,574
Olive Branch36,721$80,998
Senatobia7,966$55,505

Southaven Hospitals

Baptist Memorial Hospital Desoto
(Non-profit)
7601 Southcrest Parkway
(662) 772-4000

Southaven Public Schools

Desoto Co Voc Complex
847 Rasco Road
ZIP: 38671
(662) 393-6211
High
Greenbrook Elementary School
730 S. Rasco Road
ZIP: 38671
(662) 342-2330
Primary
Total Enrollment 610
Hope Sullivan Elementary School
7985 Southaven Circle W
ZIP: 38671
(662) 393-2919
Primary
Total Enrollment 659
Southaven Elementary
8274 Claiborne Drive
ZIP: 38671
(662) 342-2289
Primary
Total Enrollment 714
Southaven High School
735 Rasco Road
ZIP: 38671
(662) 393-9300
High
Total Enrollment 1920
Southaven Intermediate School
175 Rasco Road W
ZIP: 38671
(662) 253-0123
Primary
Total Enrollment 1172
Southaven Middle School
899 Rasco Road
ZIP: 38671
(662) 280-0422
Middle
Total Enrollment 1584
Desoto Central Elementary School
2411 Central Parkway
ZIP: 38672
(662) 349-6234
Primary
Total Enrollment 720
Desoto Central High School
2911 Central Parkway
ZIP: 38672
(662) 536-3612
High
Total Enrollment 1684
Desoto Central Middle School
2611 Central Parkway
ZIP: 38672
(662) 349-6660
Middle
Total Enrollment 1204

Southaven Private Schools

Sacred Heart School
5150 Tchulahoma Rd
ZIP: 38671
Elementary
Total Enrollment 334
Southern Baptist Educ Center
7400 Getwell Rd
ZIP: 38672
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 945
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