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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C+
Star is a town in Idaho with a population of 8,495. Star is in Ada County. Living in Star offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Star and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Star are above average.
About Star...
Population
8,495

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$258,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,089
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    19%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    18%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    44%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Star

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,386
National
$55,322
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Star Reviews

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I have lived in Star my entire life. From my experiences, I would say that Star is a wonderful place to raise kids. From the high quality local education, to the wide variety of neighborhood/community parks. I have always felt safe to be outside, and have never felt threatened by anyone in the town. It is a very convenient place to live because it is a short 15 minute drive from all the popular hot spots in Eagle and Middleton. My biggest complaint about Star would be the lack of growth. There tends to be strong push back (especially from the older people who live in the area) when proposals to add new businesses or housing complexes are presented. I am beginning to see this attitude change as more people move to Star. We are finally getting an Albertsons and Les Schwab Tires! Other businesses in Star include a nail salon, gas station, chiropractor, physical therapist, Subway, and two nicer family restaurants. You can truly get nearly everything you need to live without leaving Star!
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Star used to be an amazing place to live. The last 5-10 years it has grown at such a rapid pace with no consideration to infrastructure being in place first. Traffic, not enough services, water treatment plant above it’s capacity, no public parks to speak of except one skate park and the same small park across from the elementary school. New comers always complaining about kids doing kid stuff. The change has not been a benefit. Not to mention home prices are ridiculously high and no one wants apartments that are affordable to be built (God forbid you don’t make $100k a year and can afford to pay cash for a home!) The time for planned growth has passed and now it’s just a $h!t show.
We moved to Star in 2005 when the population was 1,795. Today it's almost 11,000. Star is (was) a 1-stoplight, farming town with 2-lane roads. And although we still have the 2-lane roads, most of the rural vibe is gone. New subs are all over the place with the city allocating more land to developers all the time. And while most residents are friendly, the natives and those who've been here a while resent what's happened to it over the years. Never did I dream there'd one day be a law income apartment complex in Star. Yet, here we are. Can't say I blame them. If you're looking for the slowed down pace, you won't find it here like we did 15 years ago. Crime is up. People are less considerate of others. They drive way too fast. Politically Star was very conservative. It's a main reason we moved here. Now, it leans moderate. Youre best bet is to keep heading west if you're moving to Idaho and want the rural lifestyle.