Southaven, MS
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Southaven is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 52,589 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Southaven is the third largest community in Mississippi.

Southaven real estate is some of the most expensive in Mississippi, although Southaven house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Southaven is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Southaven is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Southaven who work in office and administrative support (16.96%), management occupations (9.82%), and sales jobs (9.12%).

The citizens of Southaven are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.20% of adults in Southaven having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Southaven in 2010 was $25,137, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,548 for a family of four. However, Southaven contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Southaven is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Southaven home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Southaven residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Southaven include English, German, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Southaven is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.