Southaven, MS
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Southaven is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 53,214 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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Southaven who work in office and administrative support (16.79%), management occupations (9.45%), and sales jobs (9.02%).

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Southaven is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Southaven area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Southaven citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.23% of adults in Southaven have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Southaven in 2010 was $25,384, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,536 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 German, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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