Starke is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 5,422 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Starke is the 267th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Starke is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Starke is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Starke who work in office and administrative support (16.46%), healthcare (8.77%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (8.20%).
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Starke has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Starke a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Starke is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Starke, the average commute to work is 33.40 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small city, Starke doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The rate of college-level education in Starke is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.41% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Starke in 2018 was $19,650, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,600 for a family of four. However, Starke contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Starke also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.61% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Starke is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Starke home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Starke residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Starke include Irish, English, German, Scottish, and African.
The most common language spoken in Starke is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.