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Time Zone: Oktibbeha County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Starkville is the Seat for Oktibbeha County.

Oktibbeha County was founded in 1833 and was created by taking area from LowndesCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Oktibbeha had a population of 44,544 people. This is an increase of 3.83% since the last Census (which gave a population of 42,902 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Oktibbeha represented 1.51% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 16th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201047,671+11.12%+7.02% since 2009
200944,544+3.83%+1.08% since 2008
200844,070+2.72%+0.41% since 2007
200042,902The Last Census

More information can be found on the Oktibbeha County Census Page for Oktibbeha County.


Below are some of the communities located in Oktibbeha County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Oktibbeha County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Starkville   24,32421,86911.23% increase  
Maben   7688034.36% decrease  
Sturgis   1892068.25% decrease  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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