Southaven, Mississippi Population 2021

57,382
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Southaven is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 57,382, it is the 3rd largest city in Mississippi (after Jackson and Gulfport) and the 683rd largest city in the United States . Southaven is currently growing at a rate of 1.42% annually and its population has increased by 17.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 48,982 in 2010. Southaven reached it's highest population of 57,382 in 2021. Spanning over 42 miles, Southaven has a population density of 1,389 people per square mile.

The average household income in Southaven is $74,129 with a poverty rate of 10.41%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,056 per month, and the median house value is $153,200. The median age in Southaven is 36 years, 35 years for males, and 37 years for females.

Southaven Demographics

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

  • White: 65.92%
  • Black or African American: 27.95%
  • Two or more races: 2.35%
  • Asian: 1.99%
  • Other race: 1.66%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Southaven, Mississippi is 57,382 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 54,979.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 48,982.

Southaven, Mississippi Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White35,69565.92%
Black or African American15,13427.95%
Two or More Races1,2722.35%
Asian1,0791.99%
Some Other Race8971.66%
American Indian and Alaska Native630.12%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander120.02%
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Southaven Population by Race

Southaven Population Pyramid $2021

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Southaven Median Age

36


Total

35


Male

37


Female

Southaven Adults

There are 39,761 adults, (7,363 of whom are seniors) in Southaven.

Southaven Age Dependency

67.1

Age Dependency Ratio

22.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Southaven Sex Ratio

Female

28,834

53.25%

Male

25,318

46.75%

Southaven Population by Age

Southaven Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Southaven Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.8%19.2%
All67.1%32.9%
Non Family59.4%40.6%
Male59.1%40.9%
Female45.1%54.9%

67.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Southaven Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,7352.7367.1
Married9,3303.3280.8
Non Family5,6621.2559.4
Female3,2693.2845.1
Male1,4743.4859.1

3.23

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

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Southaven Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1163.19%
9th to 12th Grade2,1466.13%
High School Graduate10,19129.13%
Some College8,99725.71%
Associates Degree3,73910.69%
Bachelors Degree5,97417.07%
Graduate Degree2,8268.08%
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Southaven Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Southaven Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White23,41621,3055,697
Black8,9908,2662,515
Hispanic1,4981,103224
Asian768750269
Other Race45036888
2+ Races23721572
Native American4336
Islander1212

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 35.03%.

Southaven Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,272$48,034$36,262
Less Than 9th Grade$31,353$36,595$16,444
High School Graduate$32,331$38,388$29,458
Some College$38,660$48,836$32,090
Bachelors Degree$53,019$66,564$44,809
Graduate Degree$54,941$64,504$53,765

$41,272

Average Earnings

$48,034

Average Male

$36,262

Average Female

Southaven Earnings by Educational Attainment

Southaven Language by Age

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Southaven Language

93.48% of Southaven residents speak only English, while 6.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.33% of the population.

Southaven Language

Southaven Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White33,4472,7648.26%
Black15,0691,93912.87%
Hispanic2,89168223.59%
Other88543549.15%
Multiple1,27216412.89%
Asian1,079252.32%
Native632031.75%

10.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.61%

Male Poverty Rate

11.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Southaven

The race most likely to be in poverty in Southaven is Other, with 49.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Southaven is Asian, with 2.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.36%.

Southaven Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.24%
High School11.44%
Some College6.61%
Bachelors or Greater1.58%

Southaven Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed37.06%
Male Unemployed14.82%
Female Employed7.19%
Male Employed3.67%

Southaven Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Southaven Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,026$74,129
Families$72,414$82,770
Married Families$86,449$97,275
Non Families$36,003$47,642
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Income by Household Type

Southaven Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

44.6%

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 Marital Status

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3,247

Number of Veterans

2,976

Male Veterans

271

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam878
First Gulf War866
Second Gulf War847
Korea153
World War II79

Southaven Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,106
65 to 74740
75+489
55 to 64488
18 to 34424

Southaven Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3558.50%
Black8438.23%
Hispanic392.24%
2+ Races308.11%
Other Race132.61%
Native American610.34%

Southaven Veterans by Race

Southaven Veterans by Education

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5.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Southaven Veterans by Education

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67.5%

Labor Force Participation

64.2%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Southaven Employment by Age

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Southaven Employment by Race

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Southaven Employment by Education

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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35.30%

Born in Southaven

95.65%

Native Born

4.35%

Foreign Born

2.13%

Non Citizen

2.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.65% of Southaven residents were born in the United States, with 35.30% having been born in Mississippi. 2.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Southaven Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202157,3828011.42%
202056,5818011.44%
201955,7808011.46%
201854,9798241.52%
201754,1559551.80%
201653,2006711.28%
201552,5297891.52%
201451,7407631.50%
201350,9775701.13%
201250,4076511.31%
201149,7566311.28%
201049,12520,1485.42%
200028,97711,0284.91%
199017,9491,8781.11%
198016,0717,1716.09%
19708,9000.00%

Southaven Population by Year