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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A
Star City is a town in West Virginia with a population of 2,256. Star City is in Monongalia County and is one of the best places to live in West Virginia. Living in Star City offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Star City there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Star City and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Star City are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$156,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$749
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Star City Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    262.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    105
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    105
    500.1
  • Theft
    367.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    18%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Star City

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,000
National
$55,322
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Star City Reviews

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I have lived in Star City for four years now and it is an excellent place to live in the Morgantown area. Great schools in the neighborhood. Close to the university town center. Close to ALDI and Kroger grocery stores. There is a public bus that comes through. There are several bars, restaurants, and cafes close by. It is close to the river and rail trail. There are also a couple of parks. It is a quiet neighborhood which is great for families but there are also things to do close by. The only negative thing is that they can take a while to repair the roads and traffic can get backed up during rush hour.
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Star City is the easiest place to live in comparison to the numerous locations I've called home. Friendly people, close proximity to amenities, business development and revitalization of the area. Love this place.
Star City is a really lovely place to live. It's very quiet and easy to get around. The neighborhood is safe and the people are pleasant. The changes I'd like to see made would be fixing the roads as well as fixing sidewalks and adding sidewalks.