Oktibbeha County

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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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    Trim Cane Wildlife Management Area (TCWMA) is located approximately 10 kilometers north of Starkville in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. Trim Cane Wildlife Management Area consists of 320 hectares that was converted from hardwood bottomland forest to agricultural fields during the early 1970s and was farmed until 1986 (Taylor, 1996); then, the area succeeded naturally into oldfield and hedgerow habitats.