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Overview

Introduction to Starke, Florida

Starke, Florida, in Bradford county, is 24 miles NE of Gainesville, Florida and 38 miles SW of Jacksonville, Florida. 

Starke History

Before 1850, this area was largely underdeveloped. The introduction of railways and roadways in the mid 1850s largely contributed to its development. The city was possibly named in honor of Madison Starke Perry, the Governor of Florida from 1857 to 1861.

Starke and Nearby Attractions

  • Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.
  • Olustee Battlefield State Monument.
  • Gold Head Branch State Park.
  • Museum of Science & History.

Things To Do In Starke

The Camp Blanding Museum and Memorial Park is dedicated to the memory of American soldiers who gave their lives in the Second World War. The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens is a popular local spot as well. Gold Head Branch State Park and Northeast Park are some of the local parks.

Starke Transportation

Jacksonville International Airport is nearby.

Starke Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include the University of Florida, Santa Fe Community College, the University of North Florida, Saint John’s River Community College and Florida Community College.

People

Total Population 5,401
Male Share of the Population 50.4%
Female Share of the Population 49.6%
Senior Citizens 23%
Employed Population 16+ 1,973
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 37.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,111
% Above Poverty Level 77.9%
% Below Poverty Level 22.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 38.6%
Median Gross Rent $751
Median House Value $88,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.2%
US/American 0%
English 9.6%
Irish 11.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Starke Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles NE of Gainesville, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 38 miles SW of Jacksonville, Florida
County Bradford
Standard Zip Codes 32091
Phone Area Codes 904
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.943
Longitude -82.11

Starke Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station STARKE
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 65 F
Apr Temp 53 to 79 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 59 to 81 F
Annual Precip 50.3 inches
Station JACKSONVILLE CECIL NAS
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 66 F
Apr Temp 56 to 81 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 61 to 81 F
Annual Precip 51.8 inches
Station GAINESVILLE 3 WSW
Distance 26.4 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 67 F
Apr Temp 56 to 80 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 61 to 82 F
Annual Precip 49.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Starke, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Kingsley Lake (32091)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brooker 394 $47,188
Hampton 412 $43,125
Keystone Heights 1,652 $70,882
Lawtey 1,051 $44,107
Raiford 121 $27,361
Waldo 1,004 $31,944

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Starke Hospitals

SHANDS AT STARKE
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
922 EAST CALL STREET
(904) 368-2300
Emergency Service: Yes

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Starke High Schools

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BRADFORD HIGH SCHOOL
581 N TEMPLE AVENUE
904-966-6075
Serves 1,095 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.8

FLORIDA YOUTH CHALLENGE ACADEMY
RT. 1 BOX 550
904-682-4036
Serves 137 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

RENAISSANCE CENTER
1050A N PINE STREET
904-966-6800
Serves 41 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.2

BRADFORD UNION VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL CENTER
609 N ORANGE STREET
904-966-6764
A Vocational School
Serves 1 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 0.1

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