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  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Southaven is a suburb of Memphis with a population of 54,152. Southaven is in DeSoto County and is one of the best places to live in Mississippi. Living in Southaven offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Southaven and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Southaven are above average.

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About Southaven...
Population
54,152

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$153,200
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,056
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    102.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    9
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    7.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    46.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    369.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,500.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    321.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  12%

Working in Southaven

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,026
National
$62,843

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