Southaven, Mississippi


Southaven, Mississippi

Infobox Settlement


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map_caption = Location of Southaven in the State of Mississippi
official_name = Southaven, Mississippi
settlement_type = City
nickname = The Tip of Mississippi, The Shaven
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_name1 = Mississippi
subdivision_name2 = DeSoto
government_type =
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Greg Davis (R)
established_title = City
established_date = April 15, 1980
area_magnitude =
area_total_sq_mi = 34.0
area_total_km2 = 88.0
area_land_sq_mi = 33.8
area_land_km2 = 87.5
area_water_sq_mi = 0.2
area_water_km2 = 0.6
population_as_of = U.S. Census 2005 estimate
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population_total = 38840
population_urban =
population_density_km2 = 331.2
population_density_sq_mi = 857.9
timezone = CST
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
latd = 34 |latm = 58 |lats = 0 |latNS = N
longd = 89 |longm = 11 |longs = 14 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 94
elevation_ft = 308
website = http://www.southaven.org/
postal_code_type = ZIP codes
postal_code = 38671-38672
area_code = 662
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 28-69280
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blank1_info = 0690592
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Southaven, a city in DeSoto County, Mississippi. Southaven is a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 28,977. The 2007 census estimate reflected a population of 42,567, making Southaven the fifth (possibly fourth) largest city in Mississippi. Southaven is traversed from north to south by the Interstate 55 freeway, most of which has recently been widened to 10 lanes. It is home to the DeSoto Civic Center, a large venue for sporting and concert events and Baptist Memorial Hospital - Desoto (one of Mississippi's largest hospitals).

ports

Southaven hosts the minor league hockey team, the Mississippi RiverKings.

History

Before Southaven incorporated in 1978. Whitehaven was a neighboring, unincorporated suburb of Memphis before being annexed by the central city. By the time of Southaven's incorporation the name was shortened to its current form. Southaven is one of the fastest growing cities in the southeast United States.Fact|date=November 2007 In just 20 years Southaven doubled its land area while its population tripled. Like the rest of Desoto County, Southaven's growth has been attributed mostly to the exodus of middle-class flight from Memphis. The Mississippi Main Street program has included Southaven as one of its participant cities. Southaven is also home to one of the busiest street in the Mid South, Goodman Rd. Goodman Rd. also known as Mississippi Highway 302, is traveled by thousands of cars daily.

Weather

Annual precipitation is 50 inches which is well distributed throughout the year. March is wettest month; October is driest. Less than two inches of snow falls each year. The average temperature is 42F in January and 91F in July.

Neighboring cities

*Memphis, Tennessee
*Olive Branch, Mississippi
*Horn Lake, Mississippi
*Hernando, Mississippi
*Walls, Mississippi

Demographics

USCensusPop
1970= 8931
1980= 16071
1990= 18705
2000= 28977
estyear=2006
estimate=41295

Households and families

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 28,977 people, 11,007 households, and 8,134 families residing in the city. The population density was 857.9 people per square mile (331.2/km²). There were 11,462 housing units at an average density of 339.3/sq mi (131.0/km²).

There were 11,007 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.04.

Racial makeup

The racial makeup of the city was 65.08% White, 25.02% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.13% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.26% of the population.

Age

In the city the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.

Income

The median income for a household in the city was $46,691, and the median income for a family was $52,333. Males had a median income of $36,671 versus $26,557 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,759. About 5.3% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Colleges and universities

* University of Mississippi - Desoto
* Northwest Mississippi Community College

Public secondary schools

The City of Southaven is served by the DeSoto County School District.
* Southaven High School
* [http://www.desoto.k12.ms.us/dcctc/ DeSoto County Career and Technology Center]
* [http://www.desoto.k12.ms.us/sms/ Southaven Middle School]
* [http://www.desotocountyschools.org/dch/ DeSoto Central High School]
* [http://www.desoto.k12.ms.us/dcms/ DeSoto Central Middle School]

Public elementary schools

* [http://www.desoto.k12.ms.us/ges/ Greenbrook Elementary]
* [http://www.desoto.k12.ms.us/ses/ Southaven Elementary School]
* [http://www.desoto.k12.ms.us/sullivan/ Hope Sullivan Elementary]
* [http://www.desoto.k12.ms.us/dces/ DeSoto Central Elementary]

Private schools

* Southern Baptist Educational Center (SBEC)
* Church of God at Southaven Christian Academy (COGSCA)

Media

* [http://www.desototimes.com/ Desoto Times Today]

Local area attractions

*DeSoto Civic Center
*Tunica Casino Resort
*Graceland
*FedExForum
*Beale Street
*Autozone Park
*Arkabutla Lake
*Memphis Motorsports Park
*Southaven Towne Center
*Snowden Grove Baseball Park
*Snowden Grove Amphitheatre

Other facts

* Southaven was the boyhood home of noted novelist John Grisham, who also practiced law there for almost a decade.
* While its name would indicate otherwise, the city of Southaven is actually in the northernmost corner of Mississippi. The name derives from the fact that Southaven is located south of Memphis and known as South Memphis extended.
* Southaven is the boyhood home of singer and songwriter Cory Branan.

References

External links

* [http://www.southaven.org/ City of Southaven]
* [http://www.goDeSoto.com/ "Go DeSoto"] , Community website covering Southaven Mississippi
* [http://www.southavenchamber.com/ Southaven Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://www.wikitravel.org/en/Southaven/ Southaven travel guide from Wikitravel]
* [http://www.baptistonline.org/facilities/desoto/ Baptist Memorial Hospital - DeSoto]

Geographic Location
Centre = Southaven
North = Whitehaven TN (Memphis)
Northeast = Memphis TN
East = Olive Branch
Southeast = Pleasant Hill
South = Nesbit (Hernando), Hernando
Southwest = Horn Lake
West = Walls
Northwest = Memphis TN


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