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Star City, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Star City had a population of 1,894 as of July 1, 2016. Star City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Star City is located at latitude 39.6592 and longitude -79.9866 in Monongalia County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Star City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Monongalia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 955 feet.

The Town of Star City (GNIS ID: 2391427) 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.

The Town of Star City is located within Central District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monongalia County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Star City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Star City, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,894
Population in Households 1,891
Population in Familes 1,027
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 3,874
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 928
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 364
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,038 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 348 (33.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 580 (55.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $173,737
Average Home Value $197,055


Median Household Income $38,071
Average Household Income $53,255
Per Capita Income $27,257
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.85%
Households 0.46% 0.7%
Families 0.04% 0.44%
Median Household Income   0.49%
Per Capita Income   0.81%
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.

Star City, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Star City to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 83 80th
Population Density1 # 3 100th
Diversity Index2 # 35 92nd
Median Household Income # 186 54th
Per Capita Income # 42 90th

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