Starke, Florida

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Starke is a city in Bradford County, Florida, United States. The population was 5,593 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 5,769 [1]. It is the county seat of Bradford County[3].

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Geography

Starke is located at 29°56′50″N 82°6′29″W / 29.94722°N 82.10806°W / 29.94722; -82.10806 (29.947155, -82.108113)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.7 square miles (17.2 km²), all of it land.

Starke is located approximately 8 miles west of Florida's National Guard base, Camp Blanding, and is located approximately 11 miles east and 6 miles south of Florida State Prison, Union Correctional Institution, New River East Correctional Institution, and south of Lawtey Correctional Institution. Florida executes condemned prisoners at Florida State Prison; serial killers Aileen Wuornos, Danny Rolling, Judy Buenoano, and Ted Bundy were executed here.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,593 people, 2,003 households, and 1,350 families residing in the city. The population density was 839.3 people per square mile (324.2/km²). There were 2,273 housing units at an average density of 341.1/sq mi (131.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 67.05% White, 29.54% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.25% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.23% of the population.

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