Starkville 79 Exceptional
Starkville Livability #17 ranked city in Mississippi#4,154 ranked city in the USARanks better than 85% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Starkville Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Starkville Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% higher than Mississippi
8713% less expensive than the US average
8416% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Starkville cost of living
A- Starkville Crime Total crime is 33% lower than Mississippi
Total crime
1,76831% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5731% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-53%Year over year crime is down
Starkville crime
D- Starkville Employment Household income is 22% lower than Mississippi
Median household income
$31,63843% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,22525% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%7% higher than the US average
Starkville employment
F Starkville Housing Home value is 57% higher than Mississippi
Median home value
$166,40010% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$72524% lower than the US average
Home ownership
42%34% lower than the US average
Starkville real estate or Starkville rentals
C Starkville Schools HS graduation rate is 10% higher than Mississippi
High school grad. rates
85%2% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/aequal to the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:116% lower than the US average
Starkville K-12 schools
A Starkville User Ratings There are a total of 4 ratings in Starkville
Overall user rating
83% 4 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
66% 2 total surveys
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      Living in Starkville, MS

      Located in the state of Mississippi, Starkville is a moderately-sized city with a population of 25,011 people. Starkville is known to be an ethnically diverse city. The two most common races are White (57%) and Black or African American (37%). Starkville tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 27 is far below the national average.

      Without the right tools, moving to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Starkville, Mississippi could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. The best areas in Starkville and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Mississippi and national averages.

      The livability score in Starkville is 75/100 and the city is ranked in the 83rd percentile of all cities across America. Clearly, Starkville is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. If we examine each of the categories individually, we see that Starkville ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (B+) and cost of living (B+). Starkville does not score well for the following: employment (D-) and housing (F). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Starkville has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Starkville gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 159 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Starkville is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Starkville come in at $166,400, which is 57.4% higher than the Mississippi average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Starkville, the home price to income ratio is 5.3, which is 103.8% higher than the Mississippi average.

      Starkville transportation information

      Average one way commute19min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work82.6%84.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.9%9.7%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.4%0.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%0.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.9%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home2.5%2.2%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (1)7354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0n/a13711

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      Source: The Starkville, MS data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).