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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,398
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens24.2%
Employed Population 16+2,086
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married36.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.9%
Median Earnings25+$35,105
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,300

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,514
% Above Poverty Level79%
% Below Poverty Level21%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone38.1%
Median Gross Rent$784
Median House Value$89,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.6%
Irish13.3%
English12.2%
German10.3%
Polish1.1%
Scottish0.9%
Italian0.8%
African0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Russian0.4%
Canadian0.1%
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Starke Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bradford County
Standard Zip Codes32091
Phone Area Codes386,904
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude29.94
Approximate 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)

StationSTARKE
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp40 to 65 F
Apr Temp53 to 79 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp59 to 81 F
Annual Precip50.3 inches
StationJACKSONVILLE CECIL NAS
Distance23.2 miles
Jan Temp43 to 66 F
Apr Temp56 to 81 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp61 to 81 F
Annual Precip51.8 inches
StationGAINESVILLE 3 WSW
Distance26.4 miles
Jan Temp44 to 67 F
Apr Temp56 to 80 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp61 to 82 F
Annual Precip49.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brooker463$49,688
Hampton452$45,250
Keystone Heights1,530$68,500
Lawtey1,079$43,854
Raiford170$26,818
Waldo846$34,583

Starke Hospitals

Shands Starke Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
922 E Call St
(904) 368-2300

Starke Public Schools

Bradford High School
582 N Temple Ave
ZIP: 32091
(904) 966-6075
High
Total Enrollment 842
Bradford Intervention Center
501 W Washington St
ZIP: 32091
(904) 966-6014
Other
Total Enrollment 24
Bradford Middle School
527 N Orange St
ZIP: 32091
(904) 966-6705
Middle
Total Enrollment 700
Bradford Virtual Franchise
501 W Washinton St
ZIP: 32091
(904) 966-6010
Other
Total Enrollment 5
Bradford Virtual Instruction Program
501 W Washington St
ZIP: 32091
(904) 966-6010
Primary
Total Enrollment 8
Bradford-union Technical Center
609 N Orange St
ZIP: 32091
(904) 966-6764
Other
Total Enrollment 2
Florida Youth Challenge Academy
5629 State Road 16 W Bldg 3800
ZIP: 32091
(904) 682-4036
High
Total Enrollment 65
Rainbow Center
501 W Washington St
ZIP: 32091
(904) 966-6039
Primary
Southside Elementary School
823 Stansbury St
ZIP: 32091
(904) 966-6061
Primary
Total Enrollment 576
Starke Elementary School
1000 W Weldon St
ZIP: 32091
(904) 966-6045
Primary
Total Enrollment 478

Starke Private Schools

Bradford Christian Academy
2324 Ne State Road 16
ZIP: 32091
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 14
Cassels Christian Academy
900 W Madison St
ZIP: 32091
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 105
Hope Christian Academy
3900 Se State Road 100
ZIP: 32091
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 196
Northside Christian Academy
7415 Nw County Road 225
ZIP: 32091
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 166
Starke Christian School
507 W Call St
ZIP: 32091
Elementary
Total Enrollment 41
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