Cost of Living

Housing costs, taxes, and expenditures in Starkville are generally lower than the national average, allowing your dollars to go further.

  • Cost of living index is 86, approximately 14% lower than the national average (Yahoo! Real Estate, 2010)
  • Average annual household expenditures are $41,036 (
  • Median household income is $29,235 (
  • Average home price is $194,901 (Coldwell Banker, 2016)

Download the 2010 Consumer Expenditures Report for Starkville, MS

Learn more about the housing market in Oktibbeha County and Starkville.

Taxes and Millage Rates for Starkville and Oktibbeha County

County and City Taxes

  • Owner-occupied residential property: 10%
  • Motor vehicles and utilities: 30%

Business Taxes

  • Personal property: 15%
  • Motor vehicles and utilities: 30%
  • Industrial and commercial property: 15%

Sales Tax

  • 7% state sales tax

Millage rates