Starkville has a small-town friendliness and high-quality educational, cultural and recreational opportunities that make it a wellspring of Southern charm.
The town has a temperate climate with warm, humid summers and mild, dry winters. The average temperate is 61.6 degrees over a yearly period. The sales tax in Mississippi is 7%, 2% of which is returned to the city. Additionally, there is a 2% food and beverage tax and a 2% hotel/motel tax.
In Starkville, 27% of the population age 25 years and older have a college degree, making it the most educated city in the state. It also has one of the lowest unemployment rates in state with 97% of the population employed.
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