Southaven, Mississippi

city in DeSoto County, Mississippi, United States

Southaven is a city in northwestern Mississippi. It is a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee. It is in DeSoto County. The city is near the Arkansas and Tennessee state borders. There were around 53,216 people living in Southaven, according to 2016 reports.

Southaven, Mississippi
From top to bottom and left to right: Southaven city hall, Southaven water tower, Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto, Snowden Grove Park, Lander's Center, and Southaven Towne Center
From top to bottom and left to right: Southaven city hall, Southaven water tower, Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto, Snowden Grove Park, Lander's Center, and Southaven Towne Center
Nickname(s): 
The Top of Mississippi
Location of Southaven in Mississippi
Location of Southaven in Mississippi
Southaven, Mississippi is located in the United States
Southaven, Mississippi
Southaven, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 34°58′0″N 89°59′14″W / 34.96667°N 89.98722°W / 34.96667; -89.98722Coordinates: 34°58′0″N 89°59′14″W / 34.96667°N 89.98722°W / 34.96667; -89.98722
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyDeSoto
IncorporatedApril 15, 1980
Founded byKemmons Wilson
Government
 • MayorDarren Musselwhite (R)[1][2]
Area
 • Total41.5 sq mi (107.6 km2)
 • Land41.2 sq mi (106.8 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation
308 ft (94 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total48,982
 • Estimate 
(2016)
53,214
 • Density1,200/sq mi (460/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
38671-38672
Area code(s)662
FIPS code28-69280
GNIS feature ID0690592
Websitewww.southaven.org

The city was incorporated on April 15, 1980.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Smith, Carl (4 June 2013). "State Dems, GOP eye key mayoral races". The Commercial Dispatch. Retrieved 3 February 2016. Southaven's mayor, independent Greg Davis, seeks a fifth term as he runs against Republican Darren Musselwhite and Democrat Coria Williams.
  2. "Mayor's Office". City of Southhaven, MS. Retrieved 3 February 2016.