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Statistics & Facts

The Mississippi state capital is Jackson.
The population of Southaven is approximately 30,000 (2000), 48982 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,312 (1990), 17969 (2010).
The amount of land area in Southaven is 33.008 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.584 sq kilometers.
The distance from Southaven to Washington DC is 804 miles.
The distance to the Mississippi state capital is 183 miles. (as the crow flies)
Southaven is positioned 34.97 degrees north of the equator and 89.99 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Southaven average annual precipitation is 50 inches peryear.
Southaven average annual snowfall is less than 2 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 42 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 81 degrees F.


in northern Mississippi near the Tennessee border and Memphis, Tennessee.
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mild seasonal. Here is a climate and weather page for Southaven.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Southaven.
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The incorporation of Southaven

April 15, 1980


Southaven Mississippi is a five star retirement community located in DeSoto County, MS featuring the finest in MidSouth entertainment, top casinos, lodging, dining, and recreation.

Southaven Springfest
Originally a founder's day commemorating the town's beginnings, it has evolved into a large 3-day festival the last weekend of April each year with arts and crafts, live music, parades, midway rides and a barbecue-cooking contest, which incidentally receives world-wide attention!
8965 Chesterfield Dr
Southaven, MS 38671-2407
Phone: 601-342-0699

Snowden Grove Park attracts families from across the United States to its baseball tournaments held throughout the summer.

Southaven is known as a great retirement city. There is an affordable cost of living with low taxes and crime rate. There is also nearby recreation, cultural and educational activities and quality medical care.

Lakeview is an oxbow lake with great fishing. Also nearby, Arkabutla Lake has good fishing too as well as a wildlife management area for hunting. In addition, the Arkabutla area has camping and hiking
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Southaven City Government

City of Southaven
8710 N. W. Drive
Southaven, MS 38671
Phone: 601-280-2489
Toll-free: 877-867-6367
Email the City Directory, Chris Wilson:

Southaven Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
8700 Northwest Drive
Southaven, MS 38671
Phone: 662-342-6114
Fax: 662-342-6365
Toll-free: 800-272-6551

Southaven Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
8700 Northwest Drive
Southaven, MS 38671
Phone: 662-342-6114
Fax: 662-342-6365
Toll-free: 800-272-6551

Southaven Libraries

M R Dye Public Library
2885 Goodman Rd E
Southaven, MS 38671-9571
Phone: 601-393-5654

Southaven Mississippi Public Library
8889 Northwest Dr
Southaven, MS 38671-2411
Phone: 601-342-0102

Southaven Schools

Southaven High School
899 Rasco Rd W
Southaven, MS 38671-3936
Phone: 601-393-9300

DeSoto County School District
5 East South Street
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: 901-523-0139
Phone: 662-429-5271
Fax: 662-429-4198 Southaven


The population of Southaven was:
1990 - 17,949
2000 - 30,000+

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