Horn Lake, Mississippi

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Horn Lake, Mississippi
Watertower in Horn Lake
Watertower in Horn Lake
"Doorway To Mississippi"
Location of Horn Lake, Mississippi
Location of Horn Lake, Mississippi
Horn Lake, Mississippi is located in the United States
Horn Lake, Mississippi
Horn Lake, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 34°57′31″N 90°2′35″W / 34.95861°N 90.04306°W / 34.95861; -90.04306Coordinates: 34°57′31″N 90°2′35″W / 34.95861°N 90.04306°W / 34.95861; -90.04306
CountryUnited States
 • MayorAllen Latimer (R)[1]
 • Total16.34 sq mi (42.32 km2)
 • Land16.05 sq mi (41.56 km2)
 • Water0.29 sq mi (0.76 km2)
299 ft (91 m)
 • Total26,066
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,699.51/sq mi (656.18/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)662
FIPS code28-33700
GNIS feature ID1675449

Horn Lake is a city in DeSoto County, Mississippi, United States which is located south of Memphis, Tennessee. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Horn Lake was 26,066,[4] up from 14,099 in 2000.


Horn Lake is bordered to the north, east, and southeast by the city of Southaven. U.S Route 51 forms a large portion of Horn Lake's eastern border; it leads north 15 miles (24 km) to downtown Memphis, and south 9 miles (14 km) to Hernando, the DeSoto County seat. Interstate 55 passes just east of Horn Lake, with access from Exits 287,289 and 901.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Horn Lake has an area of 16.3 square miles (42.3 km2), of which 16.0 square miles (41.5 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km2), or 1.98%, is water.[4]


Horn Lake is the site of a plant owned by Chicago-based Newly Weds Foods, which manufactures food coatings, seasonings, and other ingredients for the food processing and service industries.[5]

The headquarters of the American Contract Bridge League are in Horn Lake, along with a related Hall of Fame, museum, and library.[6]

The "Elvis Ranch", a 154.5-acre (62.5 ha) ranch owned by Elvis Presley during the last decade of his life, is in Horn Lake.[7]


Horn Lake is served by the DeSoto County School District.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)27,272[3]4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

Horn Lake has experienced substantial African-American growth and to a lesser extent Hispanic growth. Census 2010[9] revealed Horn Lake was now 56.3% non-Hispanic White (down from 83% in 2000), 33% African-American (up from 12% in 2000), 8% Hispanic, 1% Asian, 0.4% Native American, and 2.3% mixed race.

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 14,099 people, 4,934 households, and 3,754 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,947.5 people per square mile (751.9/km2). There were 5,153 housing units at an average density of 711.8 per square mile (274.8/km2). The city's racial makeup was 83.0% White, 12.3% African American, 0.9% Asian, 0.5% Native American, <0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.2% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 4.3% of the population.

There were 4,934 households, out of which 47.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.9% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 32.6% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 36.5% from 25 to 44, 16.1% from 45 to 64, and 4.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,396, and the median income for a family was $43,495. Males had a median income of $32,595 versus $25,045 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,183. About 6.1% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 17.6% of those age 65 or over.

During 2001, Horn Lake annexed several square miles and about 6,000 people to the west of the city's former borders. But, in 2011, the Mississippi Supreme Court blocked the annexation of the Town of Walls because, as the Court explained, the City of Horn Lake was experiencing economic problems, did not satisfy the requirements for annexation, and therefore did not have a need to expand.[11]

Notable people[edit]

Horn Lake is notable for being the home of:


  1. ^ Maxey, Ron (4 June 2013). "Allen Latimer wins mayor's job in Horn Lake". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved 3 February 2016. Latimer, the Republican nominee, finished with 1,491 votes, or about 83 percent, compared to 291 votes, or about 16 percent, for Jackson-McCray, a Democrat.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Horn Lake city, Mississippi". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  5. ^ "Grant to build railroad spur". Charleston Daily Mail. Associated Press. September 25, 2009. Archived from the original on June 11, 2011. Retrieved 2009-10-13.
  6. ^ ACBL Bridge Bulletin, August 2010, page 9.
  7. ^ "Love me (legal) tender: Elvis ranch on market for $6.5 million". CNN. October 12, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-13.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "State & County Quickfacts". Archived from the original on 2013-03-09.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  11. ^ City Horn Lake v. Town of Walls (In re Enlarging, Extending & Defining the Corporate Limits & Boundaries of the Horn Lake), 57 So. 3d 1253 (Miss. 2011).
  12. ^ Mark Oppenheimer (2011-04-29). "Voice of Gary North Heard in Anti-Union Movement - Beliefs - The New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2017-05-02.

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