Star, North Carolina

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High Points

Star strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Star Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 6% Star Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 7% Star Short Commute Times
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Star Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Star, North Carolina

Comparing Star to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Racial Diversity 9 4
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Senior Citizens 5 5
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Age of the Population 4 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 5
Portion of People Married 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 3 4
People in Middle Class or Better 2 3
Median Family Income 2 2
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 4
Working at Home 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 10
People Living Alone 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Housing Recently Built 4 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 3 7
Low Violent Crime 3 5

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Star Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles S of High Point, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 61 miles E of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Montgomery
Standard Zip Codes 27356
Phone Area Codes 910
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.401
Longitude -79.784

Star Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 50 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 50 to 72 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 51 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station SILER CITY 2 N
Distance 30.9 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 49 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
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Star Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 807 100%
Male 384 47.6%
Female 423 52.4%
Under 18 205 25.4%
18+ 602 74.6%
65+ 121 15%
Median Age 36.5
Average Family Size 3.04
White 732 90.7%
African-American 16 2%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.6%
Other 43 5.3%
Mixed Race 6 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 74 9.2%

Estimated Star Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 810
Growth 3
Growth % 0.4%

Star Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 35.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.8%
Irish 7.7%
English 7.5%
Scotch-Irish 4.8%
Scottish 4.4%
French Canadian 3.5%
German 3.1%
Italian 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Scandinavian 0.8%
Norwegian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Star 807 $32,083
Biscoe 1,700 $37,500
Candor 825 $42,000
Mount Gilead 1,389 $36,250
Robbins 1,195 $33,523
Seagrove 246 $40,750
Troy 3,430 $33,984
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