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.

Southaven is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Southaven use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Southaven‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The population of Southaven overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Southaven, 23.23% 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.