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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 27,962 as of July 1, 2019. 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 34.9554 and longitude -90.0348 in DeSoto County. The formal boundaries for the City of Horn Lake 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 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of DeSoto County.


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Horn Lake, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Horn Lake, MS Housing Affordability Index is 244
State of Mississippi Housing Affordability Index is 174
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Horn Lake, MS Wealth Index is 48
State of Mississippi Wealth Index is 62
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 27,962 (100%)
Population in Households 27,903 (99.8%)
Population in Families 23,111 (82.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 59 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 1,743
Diversity Index2 63
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,219
Average Household Income $61,714
Per Capita Income $21,544
Wealth Index4 48

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 10,456 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,629 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,041 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 787 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $107,461
Housing Affordability Index3 244
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 9,669
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 6,855
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.76% 1.09%
Households 0.72% 1.04%
Families 0.34% 0.84%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

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, 2019 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 Density # 14 96th
Diversity Index # 15 96th
Median Household Income # 62 83rd
Per Capita Income # 122 67th

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