Mississippi Desoto County Public Libraries

By | December 31, 2022

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Desoto County, Mississippi. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Mississippi Desoto County.

1. Branch Library B. J. CHAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 6619 South Cockrum, Olive Branch, MS 38654
Phone Number: (662) 895-5900 Desoto N/A N/A

Street Address: 370 West Commerce Street, Hernando, MS 38632
Phone Number: (662) 429-4439 Desoto 1,429,151 1,121,258

Street Address: 370 West Commerce Street, Hernando, MS 38632
Phone Number: (662) 429-4439 Desoto N/A N/A

4. Branch Library M. R. DAVIS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 8889 Northwest Drive, Southaven, MS 38671
Phone Number: (662) 342-0102 Desoto N/A N/A

5. Branch Library M. R. DYE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 2885 Goodman Road, Horn Lake, MS 38637
Phone Number: (662) 393-5654 Desoto N/A N/A

Street Address: 7181 Delta Bluff Parkway, Walls, MS 38680
Phone Number: (662) 781-3664 Desoto N/A N/A

Overview of De Soto County, Mississippi

De Soto County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population is 107,199. It is named in honor of Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,287 km2 (497 mi2). 1,238 km2 (478 mi2) of it is land and 49 km2 (19 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 3.81% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 107,199 people, 38,792 households, and 30,102 families residing in the county. The population density is 87/km2 (224/mi2). There are 40,795 housing units at an average density of 33/km2 (85/mi2). The racial makeup of the county is 85.78% White, 11.40% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.13% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 2.35% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 38,792 households out of which 39.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.70% are married couples living together, 11.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.40% are non-families. 18.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.75 and the average family size is 3.11.

In the county the population is spread out with 28.20% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 32.70% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 8.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $48,206, and the median income for a family is $53,590. Males have a median income of $38,032 versus $26,474 for females. The per capita income for the county is $20,468. 7.10% of the population and 5.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 8.30% are under the age of 18 and 9.50% are 65 or older.

Cities and towns

According to countryaah, DeSoto County, Mississippi has the following cities and towns:

  • Hernando
  • Horn Lake
  • Lynchburg
  • Memphis
  • Olive Branch
  • Southaven

Map of DeSoto County Mississippi