Southaven, MS 

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+86.8% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

91.7 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

5.1 / 6.6

summer / winter

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Southaven, MS

Southaven, Mississippi is a flourishing city located in DeSoto County. It is home to over 48,000 residents and is part of the Greater Memphis Metro Area. Southaven boasts a vibrant economy with major employers like Church of God International Headquarters, Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto and Turner Industries providing employment opportunities. Southaven also features numerous attractions including parks, lakes and nature trails that provide excellent recreational opportunities. There are also many shopping and dining options, as well as excellent educational institutions within the city limits. Southaven is an ideal place for anyone looking for an enjoyable atmosphere to live or visit. Large city - Extreme southwest Tennessee along the Mississippi River and Arkansas and Mississippi border.
State: Mississippi
County: DeSoto County
Metro Area: Memphis Metro Area
City: Southaven
Zip Codes: 38671 38672
Cost of Living: -8.3% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 284 ft above sea level
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Recent employment declines
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What Bert Has To Say About Memphis Metro Area

Sultry, soulful Memphis is an interesting and vivid place, located along the Mississippi River at the Arkansas border. The largest city in Tennessee, Memphis has a history of dramatic highs and lows: antebellum cotton-trading prosperity, Civil War destruction and reconstruction, yellow-fever epidemics, resurgence as a lumber and (again) cotton-trading center, and post–World War II decline. Today the city is on an upswing, thanks to recognition of its unique cultural assets and urban renewal.


The unemployment rate in Southaven is 4.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Southaven jobs have increased by 1.5%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Southaven's cost of living is 8.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Southaven's Cost of Living

May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Southaven, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, DeSoto county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 61.0% to 37.1%. More Voting Stats

Southaven's population is 54,141 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 12.2%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 23.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Southaven is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 17.9%.

Southaven public schools spend $6,979 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.2 students per teacher in Southaven. More Education

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Housing Market in Southaven

It's a good time to buy in Southaven. Home Appreciation is up 17.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Southaven is .

Reviews for Southaven   5 Reviews
living in Southaven is okay. - 4/4/2011
Southaven, MS has grown tremendously over the last past 15 years. Many people from Memphis, TN has moved here. The housing is very affordable but jobs are hard to come... Read More

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Relocating - 8/17/2009
I am planning to relocate to Southaven Mississippi in March to be closer to my family in Memphis. I have over 20 years administrative assistant experience. Are there... Read More

Political Review of City Government in Southaven - 8/18/2008
My wife and I relocated here recently back into her hometown of Southaven, MS. Since this time we have had our Garage Sale signs pulled up off of the street because of a... Read More

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