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Overview

Introduction to Starkville, Mississippi

Starkville, Mississippi, in Oktibbeha county, is located 74 miles W of Tuscaloosa, Alabama (center to center) and is 137 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee.

Starkville History

Starkville was once occupied by the Choctaw Indians. The first white settler arrived in the region in the 1830s. The two large springs of the area attracted most of the early settlers. The area was initially known as Boardtown. It became the county seat of Oktibbeha County in 1835. In the same year, the name of the city was changed to Starkville in honor of General John Stark, Revolutionary War hero.

Starkville and nearby Attractions

  • Eightytwo Plaza Shopping Center
  • Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge
  • Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum
  • Templeton Music Museum
  • Dogwood Golf Club
  • Mississippi Entomological Museum

Things To Do In Starkville

Starkville is home to many parks and open spaces such as the Moncrief Park, Babe Ruth Park, Westside Park, and Jaycee Field. One can visit the Starkville Public Library and the Oktibbeha County - Starkville- Heritage Museum to explore the area’s history. Golf lovers can enjoy their free hours at the Dogwood Golf Club and Starkville Country Club. The Village Mall Shopping Center, State Shopping Center, East Plaza Shopping Center, and Southdale Shopping Center are some of the local shopping centers. The city also hosts Cotton District Festival, Magnolia Independent Film Festival, and Johnny Cash Flower Pickin' Festival every year.

Starkville Transportation

Golden Triangle Regional Airport can be reached within a few minutes.

Starkville Higher Education

Mississippi State University is close by. Potential students can also enroll at the Itawamba Community College and Mississippi University for Women.

People

Total Population 24,754
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 10.1%
Employed Population 16+ 10,251
Age of the Population 26

Families

% of people married 34%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 47.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,933
% Above Poverty Level 65.1%
% Below Poverty Level 34.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 35.2%
Median Gross Rent $694
Median House Value $163,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 52.6%
US/American 0%
English 9.9%
Irish 7.2%

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

Starkville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 74 miles W of Tuscaloosa, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 137 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee
County Oktibbeha
Standard Zip Codes 39759
P.O. Box Zip Codes 39760
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.45
Longitude -88.818

Starkville 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 STATE UNIVERSITY
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 52 F
Apr Temp 50 to 74 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 55.4 inches
Station MACON 3 N
Distance 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 49 to 77 F
Annual Precip 56.3 inches
Station WINONA 5 E
Distance 47.1 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 51 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 74 F
Annual Precip 57 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Adaton (39759)

Bells School (39759)

Blackjack (39759)

Bradley (39759)

Clayton Village (39759)

Hickory Grove (39759)

Longview (39759)

Muldrow (39759)

Oktoc (39759)

Osborn (39759)

Patrick (39759)

Rocky Hill (39759)

Sessums (39759)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Artesia 380 $41,875
Crawford 569 $25,417
Maben 677 $20,179
Mathiston 760 $54,844
Sturgis 438 $46,106
West Point 11,122 $35,649

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

Starkville Public Libraries

Library
Starkville-oktibbeha County Library Sy
326 UNIVERSITY DRIVE
Starkville, Mississippi
(662) 323-2766
Library Web Site

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Starkville Hospitals

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
400 HOSPITAL ROAD
(662) 323-4320
Emergency Service: Yes

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Starkville High Schools

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STARKVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
603 YELLOWJACKET DRIVE
662-324-4130
Serves 1,130 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

MILLSAPS CAREER & TECH CENTER
803 LOUISVILLE ROAD
662-324-4170
A Vocational School

QUAD COUNTY ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
730 WHITFIELD STREET
662-324-4193
A Non-traditional School

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