Start is an unincorporated village located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. It is within Richland County next to Crew Lake in the west and Girard in the east. It has a total area of 3.608 square miles at 32°29′11″N 91°51′33″W. The elevation is 131 feet above sea level. As of the 2017 census data, it had a total population of 905. The population density was 250/sq mi.