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Star, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Star had a population of 970 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Star is located at latitude 35.3991 and longitude -79.7833 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Star (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 636 feet.

The Town of Star has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Star population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Town of Star, NC Boundary Map

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Star, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 970
Population in Households 953
Population in Familes 760
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 784
Diversity Index2 58
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 404
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 243
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 469 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 259 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 146 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $112,162
Average Home Value $133,236
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,833
Average Household Income $50,627
Per Capita Income $20,846
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.96% 1.21%
Households 2.17% 1.3%
Families 3.29% 1.21%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Star, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Star to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 443 40th
Population Density1 # 315 58th
Diversity Index2 # 210 72nd
Median Household Income # 461 38th
Per Capita Income # 363 51st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.