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Quick Facts

HOUSING

• Homes available in all price ranges - throughout the city. Prices for both new and previously-owned houses range from $50,000 to $500,000.
• The average rental for a three bedroom house is $475 to $600 per month.
• Over 30 apartment complexes in the area.
• Retirement community home (Boardtown Village)
• During calendar year 2001, 72 single family homes were constructed at an average construction cost of $104,194.
• Over the last five years 456 single family residences were built
• From January 1999 through December 2001, 39 multi-family homes with 878 apartment units were built

EDUCATION

• High school graduates, persons 25 years and over, 1990
• College graduates, persons 25 years and over, 1990
• Student : teacher ratio in public schools in the Starkville Separate School District
• Starkville Separate School District has over 4,000 students and averages 220 graduates each year.
• Nearly 77 percent of graduates pursue higher degrees of education.

HEALTHCARE

The OCH medical staff includes more than 90 physicians with specialties including obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, pediatrics, orthopedics, gastroenterology, otolaryngology (ENT), ophthalmology and urology. Numerous specialized services such as outpatient surgery, cardiac rehabilitation, sports medicine and rehabilitation, speech therapy, nuclear medicine studies, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, occupational therapy, sleep studies, bone density scanning and labor and delivery are offered at OCH.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Starkville offers many different religions, civic and volunteer organizations in which residents may become involved as well as numerous other civic, volunteer service and special interest organizations ranging from veterans groups to arts associations.

RECREATION

The Starkville Parks & Recreation Department maintains 7 city parks which include 2 swimming pools, tennis and racquetball courts, baseball, softball and soccer fields, and play areas for small children.

More information can be found at:  www.starkvilleparks.com

The Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, located 13 miles south of Starkville is a 48,000 acre waterfowl refuge with 2 lakes, nature trails and bird sanctuary.

Enjoy the arts through the Starkville Community Theater Company, the Starkville-MSU Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, or MSU's anneal Lyceum series.

MSU

• Largest university in the state
• Enrollment of more than 15,000 students
• 700 faculty members
• Alumni family of over 82,000
• S.E.C. sports action with championship football, basketball and baseball teams.
• National leader in veterinary medicine, agricultural research and engineering.
• Home to both the highly-acclaimed Lyceum Series and the Mississippi Piano Showcase