Starks, Louisiana

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Population in 2010: 664.
Males: 228  (34.4%)
Females: 436  (65.6%)
Median resident age:

52.5 years
Louisiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 70661.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,246
Starks:

$51,246
LA:

$51,073

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $29,789

Starks CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $166,200
Starks:

$166,200
LA:

$172,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $95,042; detached houses: $102,292; mobile homes: $69,623

Median gross rent in 2019: $249.

March 2019 cost of living index in Starks: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 25.7%
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According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Starks, Louisiana as of May 27, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Starks is 74 to 1.


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Ancestries: French Canadian (25.7%), Italian (17.4%), American (11.1%), German (6.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 33 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $326 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lake Charles, LA (28.0 miles , pop. 71,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Southeast Montgomery, TX (102.6 miles , pop. 208,076).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (109.9 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Deweyville, TX (2.3 miles ),
Vinton, LA (3.1 miles ),
Mauriceville, TX (3.8 miles ),
Orange, TX (3.9 miles ),
DeQuincy, LA (4.1 miles ),
West Orange, TX (4.1 miles ),
Sulphur, LA (4.3 miles ),
Carlyss, LA (4.4 miles )

Latitude: 30.32 N, Longitude: 93.66 W

Area code: 337

Distribution of median household income in Starks, LA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Starks, LA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

9.5%
Louisiana:

8.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 81.4. This is about average.

City:

81.4
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.34. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.34
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.02. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.02
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

8.5

Tornado activity:

Starks-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the Starks place center killed one person and injured 81 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/17/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.1 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Starks-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Louisiana state average. It is 36% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 119.0 miles away from Starks center
On 9/2/2013 at 23:51:15, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 119.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/2013 at 21:52:38, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 125.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/25/2013 at 07:01:19, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 112.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/2011 at 12:24:41, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 284.0 miles away from Starks center
On 5/10/2012 at 15:15:38, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MW, Depth: 4.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 123.6 miles away from Starks center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Calcasieu Parish (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tropical Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Starks:

  • CALCASIEU GROUP HOME #3 (Hospital, about 10 miles away; VINTON, LA)
  • CALCASIEU GROUP HOME #5 (Hospital, about 10 miles away; VINTON, LA)
  • CALCASIEU MULTI HANDICAPPED CE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; VINTON, LA)
  • CALCASIEU GROUP HOME #4 (Hospital, about 11 miles away; VINTON, LA)
  • PRESCRIBED HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; ORANGE, TX)
  • WESTMONT COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 16 miles away; ORANGE, TX)
  • SOUTHEAST TEXAS HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 16 miles away; ORANGE, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Starks:

  • McNeese State University (about 29 miles; Lake Charles, LA; Full-time enrollment: 7,444)
  • SOWELA Technical Community College (about 31 miles; Lake Charles, LA; FT enrollment: 2,160)
  • Lamar University (about 31 miles; Beaumont, TX; FT enrollment: 13,658)
  • Lamar Institute of Technology (about 31 miles; Beaumont, TX; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Lee College (about 89 miles; Baytown, TX; FT enrollment: 4,278)
  • Angelina College (about 93 miles; Lufkin, TX; FT enrollment: 3,478)
  • South Louisiana Community College (about 97 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,519)

Public high school in Starks:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Starks: Calcasieu Parish Library Starks Branch (A), Starks Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Starks include: First Pentecostal Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Calvary Apostolic Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Miller Cemetery (1), Doyle Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Calcasieu Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Starks and their reported violations in the past:

CALCASIEU WW #14 WARD 5 (Address: 4352 HWY 12 , Population served: 798, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-12-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-12-2014), St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2014), St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-30-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-06-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-30-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-06-2014)
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Louisiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

60.6%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.3%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Starks:

Marital status in Starks, LA
  • Never married: 32.1%
  • Now married: 29.1%
  • Separated: 11.6%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 22.1%

For population 25 years and over in Starks:

  • High school or higher: 81.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Louisiana average:

11.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Starks, LA (based on Calcasieu Parish data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic64,05020
Evangelical Protestant51,570155
Mainline Protestant9,56326
Black Protestant8,82326
Other1,52711
Orthodox331
None57,202-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 39
Calcasieu Parish:

2.11 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 33
Here:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 89
This county:

4.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 78
Here:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Calcasieu Parish:

10.7%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Calcasieu Parish:

31.7%
State:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.0%
Louisiana:

13.7%

5.12% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,454 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
Louisiana average:

6.26%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($185 average AGI)
Calcasieu Parish:

0.03%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Harris County, TX  0.32% ($61,371 average AGI)
from Beauregard Parish, LA  0.31% ($41,345)
from Jefferson Davis Parish, LA  0.28% ($35,543)


4.67% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,948 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
Louisiana average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Beauregard Parish, LA  0.42% ($49,418 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.33% ($53,496)
to Jefferson Davis Parish, LA  0.31% ($47,423)

Strongest AM radio stations in Starks:

  • KLVI (560 AM; 5 kW; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLCL (1470 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQHN (1510 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEDERLAND, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KDEI (1250 AM; 5 kW; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KOGT (1600 AM; 1 kW; ORANGE, TX; Owner: G-CAP COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KTXJ (1350 AM; 5 kW; JASPER, TX; Owner: LASTING VALUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Starks:

  • KRWP (97.5 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KKMY (104.5 FM; ORANGE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIOC (106.1 FM; ORANGE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYKZ (96.1 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KQXY-FM (94.1 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBIU (103.7 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTXB (89.7 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KYKR (95.1 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBXG (99.5 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZWA (104.9 FM; MOSS BLUFF, LA; Owner: B & C BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • KQBU-FM (93.3 FM; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KQQK (107.9 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTJM (98.5 FM; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KOBT (100.7 FM; WINNIE, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KKGB (101.3 FM; SULPHUR, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCOL-FM (92.5 FM; GROVES, TX; Owner: VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVLU (91.3 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: LAMAR UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Starks:

  • KVHP (Channel 29; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KITU (Channel 34; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION INC)
  • KBTV-TV (Channel 4; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF BEAUMONT/PORT ARTHUR, L.L.C.)
  • K09VO (Channel 9; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: BEAUMONT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KFDM-TV (Channel 6; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • KPLC (Channel 7; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KBMT (Channel 12; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 12 OF BEAUMONT, INC.)
  • KLTL-TV (Channel 18; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KFAM-LP (Channel 58; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJDF-LP (Channel 46; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: ARACELIS ORTIZ, EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF CARLOS ORTIZ)
  • K51EC (Channel 51; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • Starks, Louisiana
  • Fatal accident count14
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents18
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:7
  • Fatalities15
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents27
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2
  • Louisiana average
  • Fatal accident count7558
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents11456
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons2473
  • Fatalities8318
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents18578
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1583
See more detailed statistics of Starks fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 138ft / 42.3mTotal length
  • $3,000,000Total costs
  • 16,600Total average daily traffic
  • 2,924Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,200Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Starks)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

66 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • State Hwy 12 1.4 Mi W (Lat: 30.311861 Lon: -93.683222), Call Sign: KDO309, Licensee ID: L00009917,
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.5000 MHz, Grant Date: 11/02/2010, Expiration Date: 01/22/2021, Cancellation Date: 11/15/2010, Registrant: State Of Louisianna Department Of Transportation And Development, 7686 Tom Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70806, Phone: (225) 935-0291, Fax: (225) 935-0263, Email:
  • 3.8 Mi N Of Vinton 1.7 Mi W Of Big Woods (Lat: 30.282694 Lon: -93.601278), Call Sign: KNEB696,
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.6600 MHz, 33.2600 MHz, Grant Date: 10/11/2012, Expiration Date: 12/08/2022, Cancellation Date: 12/17/2020, Certifier: Wynona Quintana, Registrant: Kinder Morgan, Inc., 2 North Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, Phone: (866) 775-5785, Email:
  • Sw Lateral Valve Site (Lat: 30.359361 Lon: -93.605167), Call Sign: WGK311,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.337 MHz, Grant Date: 10/22/2005, Expiration Date: 12/06/2015, Cancellation Date: 12/01/2015, Certifier: Michael A Vicknair, Registrant: Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co., LLC, Houston, TX 77251-1396, Phone: (713) 215-2745, Fax: (713) 215-2266, Email:
  • Plant Area (Lat: 30.298250 Lon: -93.609056), Call Sign: WXU691, Licensee ID: L00006849,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.375 MHz, Grant Date: 01/25/1997, Expiration Date: 03/18/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/19/2002, Registrant: Ppg Industries Communication Service Co, One Ppg Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15272, Phone: (318) 491-4500
  • Lat: 30.312944 Lon: -93.661806, Call Sign: WQLC485,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.950 MHz, Grant Date: 12/02/2009, Expiration Date: 12/02/2019, Cancellation Date: 07/10/2015, Certifier: Kerry D Klasing, Registrant: The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, 427 W. 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105, Phone: (816) 983-2023, Fax: (816) 983-1446, Email:
  • Bess Branch At Smith Cutoff (Lat: 30.397333 Lon: -93.678444), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 14 m, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: WRCC948,
    Assigned Frequencies: 171.025 MHz, Grant Date: 08/29/2018, Expiration Date: 08/29/2028, Certifier: Josh R Herbert, Registrant: Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, 1015 Pithon St, Lake Charles, LA 70602, Phone: (337) 721-3700, Fax: (337) 437-3514, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Starks)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 18. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 75 took place in 2010, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Starks, LA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (67.4%), and Structure Fires (18.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Starks, LA
    • 20367.4%Outside Fires
    • 5718.9%Structure Fires
    • 217.0%Other
    • 206.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Starks, LA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Starks, LA
  • 52.0%Utility gas
  • 28.3%Electricity
  • 19.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Starks, LA
  • 64.1%Electricity
  • 35.9%Utility gas


Starks compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 2 other airmen in this city.
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