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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
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C
Star is a town in Idaho with a population of 7,255. Star is in Ada County. Living in Star offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Star there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Star and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Star are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$206,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,063
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,809
National
$55,322
Children
29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    49%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Star Reviews

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Star is beautiful and peaceful. A very wonderful place to live where you can be close to a city but not close to the chaos it brings. The small size is charming, but at times inconvenient. But if you are looking for beautiful and rural it is a good place to be!
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It is a great place to live. Close enough to big city living with a small town America vibe! I moved to Star in 2015 and do not regret it a bit! My family is close and I have an easy commute to work.
Easy access to Boise, Meridian, Nampa and the interstate to be able to enjoy shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. It is close to get up to the northern mountain ranges.
Schools are smaller class sizes and feed into Eagle middle school and high school.
Star is small. Star is isolated. Star is my home.
For the last ten and a half years of my life I have lived in Star, Idaho. I drive thirty minutes one way to school and my parents trek fifty minutes to work. The nearest grocery store is ten minutes away and the closest Target is twenty minutes away. Despite the commute and despite the the drive, Star is unique.
Star is safe and has dining that makes one feel welcome. Star offers random, quirky stores and a quick trip to the gas station is sure to be a trip where the mayor of Star or governor of Idaho are buying gasoline. Star is a lovely place to be, with lovely characters to meet.