Starkville, Mississippi Population 2021

25,997
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Starkville is a city located in Oktibbeha County Mississippi. It is also the county seat of Oktibbeha County. With a 2020 population of 25,997, it is the 13th largest city in Mississippi and the 1485th largest city in the United States . Starkville is currently growing at a rate of 0.67% annually and its population has increased by 8.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,888 in 2010. Starkville reached it's highest population of 25,997 in 2021. Spanning over 26 miles, Starkville has a population density of 1,019 people per square mile.

The average household income in Starkville is $55,514 with a poverty rate of 29.90%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $776 per month, and the median house value is $176,900. The median age in Starkville is 27.2 years, 25.7 years for males, and 28.6 years for females.

Starkville Demographics

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

  • White: 58.01%
  • Black or African American: 34.97%
  • Asian: 4.23%
  • Two or more races: 2.02%
  • Other race: 0.61%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
  • Native American: 0.04%
The current population of Starkville, Mississippi is 25,997 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 25,481.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,888.

Starkville, Mississippi Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202159,7542390.40%
202059,5152390.40%
201959,2762390.40%
201859,037-373-0.63%
201759,4101180.20%
201659,292-91-0.15%
201559,3833270.55%
201459,05640.01%
201359,0521420.24%
201258,9109541.62%
201157,956-35-0.06%
201057,9910.00%

Starkville Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,72758.01%
Black or African American8,87934.97%
Asian1,0754.23%
Two or More Races5142.02%
Some Other Race1540.61%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander290.11%
American Indian and Alaska Native90.04%
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Starkville Population by Race

Starkville Population Pyramid $2021

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Starkville Median Age

27.2


Total

25.7


Male

28.6


Female

Starkville Adults

There are 20,546 adults, (2,726 of whom are seniors) in Starkville.

Starkville Age Dependency

42.5

Age Dependency Ratio

15.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Starkville Sex Ratio

Female

12,849

50.61%

Male

12,538

49.39%

Starkville Population by Age

Starkville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Starkville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.1%31.9%
All42.7%57.3%
Female35.1%64.9%
Non Family28.9%71.1%
Male23.4%76.6%

42.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Starkville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,0922.3642.7
Non Family5,1971.5228.9
Married3,3843.2968.1
Female1,3273.235.1
Male1843.223.4

3.21

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Starkville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4062.89%
9th to 12th Grade9286.60%
High School Graduate2,71519.32%
Some College2,47817.63%
Associates Degree8846.29%
Bachelors Degree3,12422.23%
Graduate Degree3,51725.03%
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Starkville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Starkville Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,7417,4494,810
Black5,1004,126949
Asian810794708
Hispanic28525039
2+ Races168151126
Other Race12710128
Islander2929
Native American999

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%.

Starkville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,333$45,240$23,663
Less Than 9th Grade$10,313$$
High School Graduate$20,526$25,809$16,236
Some College$30,156$44,769$20,804
Bachelors Degree$32,227$46,958$30,694
Graduate Degree$50,675$54,414$42,500

$32,333

Average Earnings

$45,240

Average Male

$23,663

Average Female

Starkville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Starkville Language by Age

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Starkville Language

93.53% of Starkville residents speak only English, while 6.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.28% of the population.

Starkville Language

Starkville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,5464,05129.91%
Black8,4222,57030.52%
Asian1,07538836.09%
Hispanic40311027.30%
Multiple4955511.11%

29.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.75%

Male Poverty Rate

33.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Starkville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Starkville is Asian, with 36.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Starkville is Multiple, with 11.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 51.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.42%.

Starkville Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.67%
High School36.02%
Some College13.59%
Bachelors or Greater12.47%

Starkville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed78.97%
Female Unemployed60.11%
Female Employed21.31%
Male Employed17.62%

Starkville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Starkville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$35,048$55,514
Families$58,646$78,059
Married Families$82,961-
Non Families$18,408$33,835
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Income by Household Type

Starkville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.6%

Male Marriage Rate

33.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Starkville Married by Age and Sex

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Starkville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Starkville Marital Status by Race

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Starkville Marital Status

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866

Number of Veterans

735

Male Veterans

131

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War329
Vietnam178
First Gulf War170
Korea98
World War II36

Starkville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54295
75+254
65 to 74119
55 to 64106
18 to 3492

Starkville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5344.32%
Black3244.74%
Islander827.59%

Starkville Veterans by Race

Starkville Veterans by Education

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0.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Starkville Veterans by Education

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56.3%

Labor Force Participation

52.2%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Starkville Employment by Age

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Starkville Employment by Race

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Starkville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.31%

Born in Starkville

94.11%

Native Born

5.89%

Foreign Born

4.81%

Non Citizen

1.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.11% of Starkville residents were born in the United States, with 67.31% having been born in Mississippi. 4.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Starkville Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202125,9971720.67%
202025,8251720.67%
201925,6531720.68%
201825,481430.17%
201725,4381360.54%
201625,3021900.76%
201525,1124601.87%
201424,652840.34%
201324,5681710.70%
201224,3973091.28%
201124,0881690.71%
201023,9192,0500.90%
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%

Starkville Population by Year