Southaven is a city located in far northern Mississippi, in DeSoto County. Home to over 48,900 residents according to the most recent U.S. census estimates conducted in 2013, Southaven is the third-largest city in the state of Mississippi and is one of the fastest-growing; its population as of the 2000 U.S. Census was just 28,900, indicating over 100% growth in that span. Southaven is a part of the Memphis, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area, which spans three states and includes more than 1.3 million residents within its boundaries.
Kemmons Wilson, perhaps most famous for founding the Holiday Inn chain of hotels, initially founded the city as a subdivision of Whitehaven, Tennessee, just south of Memphis. When Whitehaven was annexed by Memphis, Southaven became a major suburb of the city, and it is today one of the fastest-growing cities in the southern United States. Southaven was incorporated in 1980, and much of its growth has been attributed to urban flight – residents leaving the dense urban core of Memphis for the more laid-back and expansive areas on the outskirts of town.
During the summer months, average daily highs in Southaven usually reach into the upper 80’s and lower 90’s, though temperatures in the upper 90’s have been recorded. Overnight, the temperatures in the summer tend to drop down into the low 70’s. During the winter months, average daily highs only reach into the mid-to-upper 40’s and even up into the lower 50’s, though overnight the lows tend to drop down into the low-to-mid 30’s. Snow is relatively uncommon, though, despite the cold temperatures, which makes auto transportation to and from Southaven in the winter a bit easier.
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