Horn Lake, Mississippi
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HORN LAKE MISSISSIPPI Latitude and Longitude:
|• Mayor||Allen Latimer ( R) |
|• Total||16.34 sq mi (42.32 km2)|
|• Land||16.05 sq mi (41.56 km2)|
|• Water||0.29 sq mi (0.76 km2)|
|Elevation||299 ft (91 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,688.48/sq mi (651.92/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 ( Central (CST))|
|• Summer ( DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1675449|
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,  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. 
Horn Lake is served by the DeSoto County School District.
|U.S. Decennial Census |
Horn Lake has experienced substantial African-American growth and to a lesser extent Hispanic growth. Census 2010  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  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.
Horn Lake is notable for being the home of:
- TM Garret, author, producer, filmmaker, radio personality, activist
- Big Walter Horton, blues harmonica player
- Brandon Jackson, running back for the Cleveland Browns
- Gary North, economist; as of 2007 lived in Horn Lake 
- Gary Parrish, award-winning columnist for CBSSports.com, television analyst for CBS Sports and host of The Gary Parrish Show on 92.9 FM ESPN in Memphis
- Cody Reed, professional baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Horn Lake, Mississippi.|
- 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.
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