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Starkville is a city in Oktibbeha County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for John Stark, soldier

The latitude of Starkville is 33.450N. The longitude is -88.818W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 335 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 22,419.


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Median household income
Local
$22,590
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Starkville demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 55. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Cool Papa Bell, baseball player
· John Grisham, author
Local festivals include:
  • Cotton District Festival - April 21, 2007
  • Magnolia Independent Film Festival - Feb. 15-17, 2007
  • Johnny Cash Flower Pickin' Festival - Nov. 2-4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Starkville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge
Historic sites and museums: Templeton Music Museum, Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum
Colleges and universities: Mississippi State University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Starkville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Oktibbeha County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 39759 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Starkville residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Starkville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Starkville was $16,272, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

46% of Starkville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Starkville include Greensboro Street Historic District, Nash Street Historic District, Overstreet School Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Starkville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $383.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $855.


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Libraries in Starkville include Starkville Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Starkville include Starkville Daily News

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Oktibbeha County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Starkville political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Starkville workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Starkville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Starkville include Best Western, Comfort Suites, Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, Hotel Chester, Microtel Starkville, Ramada Inn.

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