About Starkville

Mississippi State University

A college town for more than a century, Starkville is surrounded by the energy and enthusiasm the university brings. Boasting an enrollment of more than 22,000 students, 800 faculty members, and a living alumni family of more than 143,000, Mississippi State University is the largest university in the state.


Starkville offers many options for visitors to enjoy great recreation, from hunting, fishing or bird watching in the great outdoors to enjoying a challenging game of golf or working out at state-of-the-art fitness centers.Residents also enjoy many cultural activities including the Starkville Community Theater, Starkville-MSU Symphony Orchestra and more.


Information on local utility services including Starkville Electric Department, 4-County Electric Power Association, Atoms Energy, Bellsouth, and Metrocast Cable.


Oktibbeha County Hospital

Located at 400 Hospital Road in Starkville, Oktibbeha County Hospital is a progressive medical facility offering state-of-the-art health care. 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.


Information on the City of Starkville's Educational Opportunities including public / private schools, junior colleges, and universities.


Starkville is fortunate to have a cost of living that allows a homeowner to get more house for the dollar than in most of the United States. Both new and pre-owned homes are available in a number of styles, including preserved Victorian homes merely a century old.

Quick Facts


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. More than 30 apartment complexes are in the area.

Mayor's Youth Council

The Starkville Mayor’s Youth Council strives to provide youth with opportunities for personal growth and the ability to contribute to the city through community service, mentoring, and leadership development that raises issues with community leaders in the City of Starkville.