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Southaven, Mississippi

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Welcome to Southaven ...

The city of Southaven is located in DeSoto County.

The location of Southaven has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Southaven has a population of 54,031 people<2> (see below for details).

Southaven is 320 feet [98 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Southaven lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Southaven is within the boundaries of the (662) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Southaven had a population of 48,982 people (or 30.38% of the total population of DeSoto County). This makes Southaven the county's most populous community.

The population of Southaven represents 1.65% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 48,982 people, the population of Southaven increased 69.04% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 28,977 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Southaven had an population of 54,031 people. This is an increase of 10.31% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 86.46% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Southaven.

Communities near Southaven ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Southaven and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
West Memphis (AR)   [Map]   24,860   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Byhalia   [Map]   1,229   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Coldwater   [Map]   1,572   S   18 miles [29 km]
Hernando   [Map]   15,981   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Olive Branch   [Map]   37,435   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Walls   [Map]   1,399   W   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Southaven.

Communities Also Named Southaven ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Southaven - it's located in Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Southaven.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Southaven. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Southaven. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Southaven.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Southaven:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Southaven ...

Looking for more information about Southaven? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Southaven, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Southaven.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About DeSoto County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Southaven. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for DeSoto County:

The official website for State of Mississippi:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Southaven.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Southaven - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Southaven) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Southaven. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Southaven

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southaven. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9529, Longitude: -89.9764     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southaven have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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