Mid-South city experiences population growth

WALLS, Miss. — Walls, a small city in Mississippi, only has a population of 1,600 people, but that population is growing.

FOX13 found out it could soon increase by as much as a third.

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Walls Mayor Keidron Henderson said he thinks the sleepy nature of the town may be driving growth here, but he’s not sure.

In the last few months, at least 200 homes have been planned. Some are already built and sold in three new subdivisions that have sprouted up.

One of the reasons for the boom according to the mayor and developers is because Walls is in the DeSoto County School system.

A number of developers said that property is cheaper in Walls than elsewhere in DeSoto County, and that doesn’t hurt.

Henderson said the growth in Walls doesn’t appear to be industry-driven.

He said the town doesn’t have much industry but he hopes that will soon change.