Starke is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 5,411 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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Starke who work in management occupations (13.71%), office and administrative support (13.66%), and healthcare (10.06%).
In Starke, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.35 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly 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 percentage of people in Starke with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.35% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Starke in 2018 was $20,958, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,832 for a family of four. However, Starke contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, Polish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Starke is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.