Starkville, Mississippi Population 2020

25,543

Starkville is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 25,543, it is the 14th largest city in Mississippi and the 1498th largest city in the United States. Starkville is currently growing at a rate of 0.46% annually and its population has increased by 6.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,888 in 2010. Spanning over 26 miles, Starkville has a population density of 1,001 people per square mile.

The average household income in Starkville is $56,929 with a poverty rate of 32.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $777 per month, and the median house value is $171,200. The median age in Starkville is 27 years, 25.6 years for males, and 28.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.0 males.

Starkville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Starkville was:

  • White: 56.91%
  • Black or African American: 36.68%
  • Asian: 3.93%
  • Two or more races: 2.07%
  • Other race: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
  • Native American: 0.02%
The current population of Starkville, Mississippi is 25,543, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 25,309.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,888.

Starkville, Mississippi Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202049,447-76-0.15%
201949,523-76-0.15%
201849,599-76-0.15%
201749,6751430.29%
201649,532160.03%
201549,5164350.88%
201449,081-40-0.08%
201349,1212860.58%
201248,8351,0652.18%
201147,770330.07%
201047,7370.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,29856.91%
Black or African American9,21536.68%
Asian9883.93%
Two or More Races5212.07%
Some Other Race740.29%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander200.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native60.02%

Starkville Population Pyramid 2020

Starkville Median Age

27


Total

25.6


Male

28.5


Female

Starkville Adults

There are 20,242 adults, (2,717 of whom are seniors) in Starkville.

Starkville Age Dependency

43.3

Age Dependency Ratio

15.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Starkville Sex Ratio

Female

12,496

49.74%

Male

12,626

50.26%

Starkville Households and Families

Starkville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Starkville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.5%32.5%
All42.6%57.4%
Male31.8%68.2%
Female30.2%69.8%
Non Family29.9%70.1%

42.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,9252.3742.6
Non Family4,9761.5729.9
Married3,3303.1267.5
Female1,2573.5230.2
Male3622.5831.8

3.13

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Starkville Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4473.27%
9th to 12th Grade7865.75%
High School Graduate2,47518.10%
Some College2,51418.39%
Associates Degree8286.06%
Bachelors Degree3,13322.92%
Graduate Degree3,48925.52%

Starkville Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,6557,3304,751
Black4,9594,0821,037
Asian729713632
Hispanic23321558
Multiple Races197182161
Other Race515127
Islander2020
Native American666

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,291$42,069$24,959
Less Than High School$9,846$10,422$
High School Grad$21,286$26,864$14,719
Some College$24,821$40,777$19,293
Bachelors Degree$32,655$47,298$29,296
Graduate Degree$53,516$64,196$47,829

$32,291

Average Earnings

$42,069

Average Male

$24,959

Average Female

Starkville Language

Starkville Language by Age

Starkville Language

93.95% of Starkville residents speak only English, while 6.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.85% of the population.

Starkville Poverty

Starkville Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,1293,99930.46%
Black8,7773,11935.54%
Asian98835636.03%
Hispanic33912235.99%
Multiple503469.15%

32.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.85%

Male Poverty Rate

34.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Starkville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Starkville is Asian, with 36.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Starkville is Multiple, with 9.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 55.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.88%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.77%
High School35.72%
Some College19.65%
Bachelors or Greater10.99%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed87.44%
Female Unemployed56.22%
Female Employed20.40%
Male Employed19.04%

Starkville Income

Starkville Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,942$56,929
Families$57,679$79,734
Married Families$84,250-
Non Families$20,293$33,677

Starkville Marital Status

Starkville Marital Status

Marriage Rates

34.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.9%

Male Marriage Rate

33.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Starkville Married by Age and Sex

Starkville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Starkville Marital Status by Race

Starkville Veterans

985

Number of Veterans

858

Male Veterans

127

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War272
Vietnam210
First Gulf War180
Korea136
World War II55
Age Group Veterans
75+326
35 to 54296
55 to 64144
65 to 74130
18 to 3489
Name Veterans % of Total
White6765.57%
Black2753.99%
2 or More268.13%
Hawaiian840.00%

$Starkville Veterans by Education

2.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Starkville Employment Status

57.7%

Labor Force Participation

52.5%

Employment Rate

9%

Unemployment Rate

Starkville Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

67.51%

Born in Mississippi

94.94%

Native Born

5.06%

Foreign Born

4.09%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.94% of Starkville residents were born in the United States, with 67.51% having been born in Mississippi. 4.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202025,5431170.46%
201925,4261170.46%
201825,309-43-0.17%
201725,3521170.46%
201625,2351670.67%
201525,0684381.78%
201424,630730.30%
201324,5571580.65%
201224,3993021.25%
201124,0971490.62%
201023,9482,0790.91%
200021,8693,4111.71%
199018,4583,2891.98%
198015,1693,8002.93%
197011,3692,3282.32%
19609,0411,9342.44%
19507,1072,2073.79%
19404,9001,2883.10%
19303,6121,0163.36%
19202,596-102-0.38%
19102,6989984.73%
19001,7000.00%