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Southaven is a city in DeSoto County, in the Memphis metro area.

The latitude of Southaven is 34.988N. The longitude is -90.012W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 308 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 34,760.


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Median household income
Local
$46,691
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Southaven demographic reports
Southaven is near the Tennessee border
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 68. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· John Grisham, writer
Local festivals include:
  • Springfest - April 26-28, 2007
  • Fall Festival - Oct. 20, 2007
Dates often change. Check Southaven web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Arkabutla Lake, Snowden Grove Park
Sports teams: Memphis RiverKings (CHL)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Southaven demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the DeSoto County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Memphis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 38672 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Southaven residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Southaven ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Southaven was $20,759, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% of Southaven residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Southaven, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $578.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $849.


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Libraries in Southaven include M. R. Davis Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Southaven include DeSoto Times Today

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Politics

DeSoto County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Southaven political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Southaven workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Southaven between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Southaven include Comfort Inn Southaven, Comfort Suites Southaven, Fairfield Inn & Suites Southaven, Holiday Inn Express, Magnolia Inn & Suites, Quality Inn Southaven, Red Roof Southaven, Super 8.

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