Southaven, MS Profile: Facts & Data


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Southaven, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Southaven is the 3rd largest city in Mississippi with a population of 54,908 as of July 1, 2018. Southaven 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 Southaven is located at latitude 34.989 and longitude -90.0126 in DeSoto County. The formal boundaries for the City of Southaven (see map below) encompass a land area of 41.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. DeSoto County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 312 feet.

The City of Southaven (GNIS ID: 2405496) 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 Southaven is located within Supervisor District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of DeSoto County.

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Southaven, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 54,908
Population in Households 54,644
Population in Familes 46,221
Population in Group Qrtrs 264
Population Density2 1,330
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $59,866
Average Household Income $72,265
Per Capita Income $26,290


Total Housing Units 21,253 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,486 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,458 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,309 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $152,492
Average Home Value $171,930


Total Households 19,944
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 14,463
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.39% 1.54%
Households 1.27% 1.47%
Families 1.18% 1.38%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

Southaven, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Southaven to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 3 99th
Population Density # 41 89th
Diversity Index # 62 83rd
Median Household Income # 19 95th
Per Capita Income # 38 90th

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