Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County, Mississippi

101 E Main St
Starkville, MS 39759
Phone: (662) 323-5834
Fax: (662) 338-1064

In east-central MS, west of Columbus; organized Dec 23, 1833 from Choctaw cession 1830. Name Origin: For Choctaw, locally believed to mean 'pure water.'

Area (sq mi):: 461.90 (land 457.71; water 4.19) Population per square mile: 90.10
Population 2005: 41,247 State rank: 17 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.90%; 1990-2000 11.80% Population 2000: 42,902 (White 58.20%; Black or African American 37.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 2.50%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 3.30%. Median age: 24.80
Income 2000: per capita $14,998; median household $24,899; Population below poverty level: 28.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,858-$22,500
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.40% Median travel time to work: 17.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 18.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Starkville County seat (21,964)

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    "The forecast for spring is gardening!" says Jane Loveless, committee chair for the March 24-25 Everything Garden Expo presented by the Oktibbeha County Master Gardener Volunteers at the Mississippi Horse Park in Starkville.
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    Oktibbeha County Master Gardener Ed Williams nominated him for the state recognition, which Weatherly shares with co-winner Susan Hampton of Vicksburg.
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    The study-that focussed on Starkville residents in the three-year span after the ban became law, compared to three years prior- showed fewer heart attacks being treated at the Oktibbeha County Hospital.
    (AP) -- Plans for a new nursing school and allied health facility at East Mississippi Community College have stalled because Oktibbeha County cannot commit to its share of the funding for the project.
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