Star City, WV Profile: Facts & Data


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Star City, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Star City had a population of 1,915 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Star City, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,915
Population in Households 1,912
Population in Familes 1,026
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 3,917
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $39,908
Average Household Income $59,097
Per Capita Income $30,340


Total Housing Units 1,045 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 401 (38.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 542 (51.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 102 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $177,326
Average Home Value $203,117


Total Households 943
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 369
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.59% 0.58%
Households 0.54% 0.57%
Families 0.2% 0.38%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   1.15%

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, 2018 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 # 82 80th
Population Density # 3 100th
Diversity Index # 29 93rd
Median Household Income # 187 54th
Per Capita Income # 33 92nd

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