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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,011
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens10.8%
Employed Population 16+10,846
Age of the Population27

Families

% of people married33.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.1%
Median Earnings25+$30,934
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,521

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,929
% Above Poverty Level66.9%
% Below Poverty Level33.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone36.1%
Median Gross Rent$725
Median House Value$166,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)52.4%
English9.1%
Irish8.2%
German6.2%
French Except Basque2%
Scottish1.9%
Italian1.7%
Swedish1.1%
Dutch0.9%
African0.8%
Arab0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Polish0.5%
Russian0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Brazilian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Czech0.1%
Iranian0.1%
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Starkville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Oktibbeha County
Standard Zip Codes39759
P.O. Box Zip Codes39760
Phone Area Codes662
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.45
Approximate Longitude-88.82

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)

StationSTATE UNIVERSITY
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp32 to 52 F
Apr Temp50 to 74 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp50 to 76 F
Annual Precip55.4 inches
StationMACON 3 N
Distance25.4 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp49 to 77 F
Annual Precip56.3 inches
StationWINONA 5 E
Distance47.1 miles
Jan Temp29 to 51 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 74 F
Annual Precip57 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Artesia367$44,583
Crawford499$24,875
Maben737$22,500
Mathiston681$52,750
Sturgis481$46,220
West Point11,042$35,579

Starkville Public Libraries

Starkville-oktibbeha County Public Library System
326 UNIVERSITY DRIVE
Starkville, Mississippi
(662) 323-2766

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Starkville Hospitals

Och Regional Medical Center
(Government - Local)
400 Hospital Road
(662) 323-4320

Starkville Public Schools

Armstrong Middle School
303 Mckee Street
ZIP: 39759
(662) 324-4070
Middle
Total Enrollment 1034
East Oktibbeha County Elementary
2926 Sixteenth Section Road
ZIP: 39759
(662) 323-1462
Primary
Total Enrollment 314
Henderson Intermediate School
200-c Dr Martin Luther King Dr
ZIP: 39759
(662) 324-4100
Middle
Total Enrollment 350
Millsaps Career & Tech Center
803 Louisville Road
ZIP: 39759
(662) 324-4170
High
Overstreet School
307 South Jackson Street
ZIP: 39759
(662) 324-4193
Other
Starkville High School
603 Yellowjacket Drive
ZIP: 39759
(662) 324-4130
High
Total Enrollment 1182
Sudduth Elementary School
101 Greenfield Drive
ZIP: 39759
(662) 324-4150
Primary
Total Enrollment 1100
Ward-stewart Elementary School
200-c Dr. Martin Luther King D
ZIP: 39759
(662) 324-4160
Primary
Total Enrollment 711

Starkville Private Schools

Starkville Academy
505 Academy Rd
ZIP: 39759
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 669
Starkville Christian School
303 Lynn Ln
ZIP: 39759
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 183
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