Starkville, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Starkville, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Starkville had a population of 24,912 as of July 1, 2017. Starkville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Starkville is located at latitude 33.4588 and longitude -88.8327 in Oktibbeha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Starkville (see map below) encompass a land area of 25.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Oktibbeha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 331 feet.

The City of Starkville (GNIS ID: 2405524) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Starkville is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Oktibbeha County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Starkville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Starkville: Boardtown.

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Starkville, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 24,912
Daytime Population: Workers 12,742
Daytime Population: Residents 14,943
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 27,685
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 23,055
Population in Familes 14,155
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,857
Population Density2 976
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $26,739
Average Household Income $42,230
Per Capita Income $18,802


Total Housing Units 12,419 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,759 (30.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,306 (58.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,354 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $147,952
Average Home Value $170,419


Total Households 11,065
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 5,067
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.58% 0.53%
Households 0.46% 0.55%
Families 0.04% 0.34%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   1.7%

Starkville, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Starkville to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 15 96th
Population Density # 70 81st
Diversity Index # 57 85th
Median Household Income # 297 18th
Per Capita Income # 197 46th

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