Southaven, Mississippi Population 2020

56,792
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Southaven is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 56,792, it is the 3rd largest city in Mississippi (after Jackson and Gulfport) and the 687th largest city in the United States. Southaven is currently growing at a rate of 1.65% annually and its population has increased by 15.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 48,982 in 2010. Spanning over 42 miles, Southaven has a population density of 1,374 people per square mile.

The average household income in Southaven is $72,358 with a poverty rate of 9.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,025 per month, and the median house value is $143,800. The median age in Southaven is 36 years, 34.9 years for males, and 37.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.3 males.

Southaven Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Southaven was:

  • White: 68.19%
  • Black or African American: 25.30%
  • Two or more races: 2.64%
  • Asian: 1.95%
  • Other race: 1.79%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Southaven, Mississippi is 56,792, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 54,944.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 48,982.

Southaven, Mississippi Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White36,32768.19%
Black or African American13,47625.30%
Two or More Races1,4062.64%
Asian1,0401.95%
Some Other Race9561.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native510.10%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander180.03%
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Southaven Population Pyramid 2020

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Southaven Median Age

36


Total

34.9


Male

37.5


Female

Southaven Adults

There are 39,142 adults, (7,144 of whom are seniors) in Southaven.

Southaven Age Dependency

66.5

Age Dependency Ratio

22.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Southaven Sex Ratio

Female

27,992

52.54%

Male

25,282

47.46%

Southaven Households and Families

Southaven Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Southaven Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.2%18.8%
All67.8%32.2%
Male59%41%
Non Family58.7%41.3%
Female44.1%55.9%

67.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,1742.7767.8
Married9,5453.3881.2
Non Family5,5001.2458.7
Female2,8353.3144.1
Male1,2943.5259

3.27

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Southaven Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1603.34%
9th to 12th Grade2,6457.60%
High School Graduate9,96428.65%
Some College9,07126.08%
Associates Degree3,65710.51%
Bachelors Degree5,93817.07%
Graduate Degree2,3456.74%
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Southaven Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White24,10021,6335,734
Black8,0737,3172,085
Hispanic1,460946148
Asian729711188
Other Race47733540
Multiple Races363318116
Native American4540
Islander1813

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 97.53%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 31.96%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,082$46,172$33,625
Less Than High School$26,273$31,169$20,037
High School Grad$32,221$40,172$27,692
Some College$36,372$46,685$30,634
Bachelors Degree$51,655$63,966$42,827
Graduate Degree$53,470$60,231$52,563

$39,082

Average Earnings

$46,172

Average Male

$33,625

Average Female

Southaven Language

Southaven Language by Age

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Southaven Language

93.20% of Southaven residents speak only English, while 6.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.48% of the population.

Southaven Poverty

Southaven Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White34,3492,7578.03%
Black13,4121,44410.77%
Hispanic2,74964423.43%
Other94141143.68%
Multiple1,40618413.09%
Asian1,040383.65%
Native5147.84%

9.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.76%

Male Poverty Rate

11.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Southaven

The race most likely to be in poverty in Southaven is Other, with 43.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Southaven is Asian, with 3.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.79%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.58%
High School11.02%
Some College6.48%
Bachelors or Greater1.49%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.88%
Male Unemployed18.97%
Female Employed6.84%
Male Employed3.45%

Southaven Income

Southaven Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,181$72,358
Families$74,133$81,839
Married Families$84,833-
Non Families$34,000$43,400
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Southaven Marital Status

Southaven Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Southaven Married by Age and Sex

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Southaven Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Southaven Marital Status by Race

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Southaven Veterans

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3,333

Number of Veterans

3,046

Male Veterans

287

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,010
First Gulf War927
Vietnam803
Korea198
World War II62
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,072
65 to 74638
18 to 34572
55 to 64555
75+496
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,4948.87%
Black7618.31%
2 or More5913.08%
Hispanic331.95%
Other132.39%
Indian613.33%

Southaven Veterans by Education

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4.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Southaven Employment Status

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67.5%

Labor Force Participation

64.2%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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33.80%

Born in Mississippi

95.69%

Native Born

4.31%

Foreign Born

2.20%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.69% of Southaven residents were born in the United States, with 33.80% having been born in Mississippi. 2.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202056,7929241.65%
201955,8689241.68%
201854,9448591.59%
201754,0859241.74%
201653,1616611.26%
201552,5007761.50%
201451,7247611.49%
201350,9635701.13%
201250,3936471.30%
201149,7466221.27%
201049,12420,1475.42%
200028,97711,0284.91%
199017,9491,8781.11%
198016,0717,1716.09%
19708,9000.00%