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.