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Horn Lake, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Horn Lake is the 10th largest city in Mississippi with a population of 27,067 as of July 1, 2016. Horn Lake ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Horn Lake is located at latitude 34.9521 and longitude -90.0492 in DeSoto County. The formal boundaries for the City of Horn Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.29 sq. miles. DeSoto County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 295 feet.

The City of Horn Lake (GNIS ID: 2404729) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Horn Lake is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of DeSoto County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Horn Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Horn Lake, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 27,067
Population in Households 27,008
Population in Familes 22,464
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density1 1,687
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 9,326
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 6,678
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,069 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,833 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,492 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 743 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $97,360
Average Home Value $122,806


Median Household Income $47,387
Average Household Income $54,709
Per Capita Income $19,087
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.88%
Households 0.48% 0.8%
Families 0.09% 0.62%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.14%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Horn Lake, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Horn Lake to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 10 98th
Population Density1 # 22 94th
Diversity Index2 # 15 96th
Median Household Income # 53 86th
Per Capita Income # 153 58th

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