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A Southaven Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Southaven Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% higher than Mississippi
8812% less expensive than the US average
8218% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Southaven cost of living
B Southaven Crime Total crime is 5% lower than Mississippi
Total crime
2,8825% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 355% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
12%Year over year crime is up
Southaven crime
C- Southaven Employment Household income is 44% higher than Mississippi
Median household income
$58,4276% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$25,38415% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%13% lower than the US average
Southaven employment
F Southaven Housing Home value is 32% higher than Mississippi
Median home value
$139,40025% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9692% higher than the US average
Home ownership
68%7% higher than the US average
Southaven real estate or Southaven rentals
F Southaven Schools HS graduation rate is 8% higher than Mississippi
High school grad. rates
82%1% lower than the US average
School test scores
39%20% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:128% higher than the US average
Southaven K-12 schools or Southaven colleges

Living in Southaven, MS

Southaven is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. The city has a population of 51,816 people. The majority of Southaven residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Southaven might be a good fit as 70% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 55% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Whether you’re moving to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Southaven could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Mississippi if you know where to search. The best areas in Southaven and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, weather, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Mississippi and national averages.

Using data and statistics Southaven has received a livability score of 72 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 73rd percentile when compared to all other cities. If we check out each of the categories individually, we see that Southaven ranks well for amenities (A), crime (B), cost of living (B) and weather (B-). There is at least one category that did not score well in Southaven. The following was graded with a disappointing score: education (F) and housing (F).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Southaven has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Southaven gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 139 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Southaven. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Southaven are affordable. The median home price for Southaven homes is $139,400, which is 31.9% higher than the Mississippi average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Southaven, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.4, which is 7.7% lower than the Mississippi average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Southaven area were 8.2% and 5 year appreciation rates were 2.5%.

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Compare Southaven, MS Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Southaven, MS

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Windyke-Southwind, Memphis771310,884
Cordova-Appling, Memphis7615.683,223
East Memphis-Colonial-Yorkshire, Memphis719.5107,753
River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Memphis7112.242,038
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Hickory Ridge-South Riverdale, Memphis679.492,024
Midtown, Memphis671062,752
Downtown, Memphis6510.448,441
Berclair-Highland Heights, Memphis6313.133,880

Best Cities Near Southaven, MS

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Germantown, TN8713.939,213
Collierville, TN8717.748,005
Atoka, TN8332.48,917
Bartlett, TN8216.458,318
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Tunica Resorts, MS8021.31,839
Olive Branch, MS789.535,508
Lakeland, TN772412,541
Hernando, MS779.815,227

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After living in Florida for the first part of my life, I moved to Southaven when I was 25. The area is completely different as I am accustomed to going to the beach every day and relaxing in the sun. Now, I see tall buildings when I look out my window and hear cars driving by my house at all hours of the day. While there are some things that are different, there are several things that I enjoy about the city.

There aren't a lot of large attractions in the city, and if you like shopping, then you will be disappointed. There are a few museums, and the downtown area is ideal for those who like walking from one store to another. Most of the restaurants that I have been to serve comfort foods. It's not uncommon to get a steak that fills your plate or a large bowl of mashed potatoes or macaroni and cheese.

One of my favorite places to go is Central Park. This is a park where I can take my dog to go walk or spend some time sitting under a big tree while reading a book. There's a good sized playground and picnic area and several walking trails. I have noticed that people in this town like movies. There are more movie theaters it seems than anything else, and if you look on the corner of almost every block, you can usually find either a video store of a Red Box to rent a movie. The town itself isn't bad. I haven't had any issues with the people who live in my neighborhood, but there just isn't anything to do here.
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Source: The Southaven, MS data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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