Southaven, Mississippi

Coordinates: 34°58′0″N 89°59′14″W / 34.96667°N 89.98722°W / 34.96667; -89.98722
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Southaven, Mississippi
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Coordinates: 34°58′0″N 89°59′14″W / 34.96667°N 89.98722°W / 34.96667; -89.98722
Country United States
State Mississippi
IncorporatedApril 15, 1980; 43 years ago (1980-04-15)
Founded byKemmons Wilson
 • TypeMayor-council
 • BodyBoard of Aldermen
 • MayorDarren Musselwhite (R)[1][2]
 • Total41.54 sq mi (107.58 km2)
 • Land41.33 sq mi (107.06 km2)
 • Water0.20 sq mi (0.53 km2)
308 ft (94 m)
 • Total54,648
 • Density1,322.11/sq mi (510.46/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
Area code662
FIPS code28-69280
GNIS feature ID0690592
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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 54,648 people living in Southaven, as of the 2020 census.[4]

The city was incorporated on April 15, 1980.

References[change | change source]

  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 Southaven, MS. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  3. "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2022.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "QuickFacts: Southaven city, Mississippi". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 10, 2024.