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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Star is a town in North Carolina with a population of 830. Star is in Montgomery County. Living in Star offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Star and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$79,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$481
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    467.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,403.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    233.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    4%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    5%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Star

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$34,500
National
$55,322
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Star Reviews

2 reviews
Small town with many friendly people! Bigger business are beginning to move in. Safe environments! Public & charter school options along with private. Within reasonable driving distances to bigger towns. Overall not a bad place to live.
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Although star is very small, with only one stop light, it is still home...it's quiet, with a close community feel. Most people don't know, but Star is actually the geographic center of NC. We have a small history museum that was founded by my great grandmother, Essie Newsom and the women's club. We're also home to Star Works, a glass blowing company. The thing I would like to change about Star, is the park. The park is where I spent a lot of my childhood and although I still visit the park with my children, it needs ALOT of upgrading and beautification because it is too nice of a place to just let it go.