Starkville, MS
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Starkville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 25,570 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Starkville is the 15th largest community in Mississippi.

Starkville real estate is some of the most expensive in Mississippi, although Starkville house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Starkville is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Starkville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Starkville who work in teaching (19.09%), office and administrative support (11.52%), and food service (8.94%).

Also of interest is that Starkville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because Starkville has a very large number of students who are 18 years or older and in college, it is thought of as a college town. This has a major influence on local Starkville lifestyle, entertainment, and culture in general. Life in Starkville is very much tied to the academic calendar: when students return from the summer break in the fall, one will notice them out and about, buying groceries, out with friends, and generally getting re-acquainted with each other. In Starkville people study hard and play hard, and there is ample opportunity to do both.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.05 minutes getting to work every day.

Many people in Starkville take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Starkville citizens for affordable transportation.

The education level of Starkville ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Starkville, 48.14% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Starkville in 2010 was $22,225, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,900 for a family of four. However, Starkville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Starkville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.10% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Starkville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Starkville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Starkville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Starkville include Irish, German, French , and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Starkville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.