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Star, Idaho - Basic Facts

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The City of Star had a population of 8,551 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Star is located at latitude 43.7043 and longitude -116.5019 in Ada County. The formal boundaries for the City of Star (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Ada County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,470 feet.

The City of Star (GNIS ID: 2411972) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Idaho is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Star is located within Eagle Division of Ada County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Star population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Star, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,551
Daytime Population: Workers 754
Daytime Population: Residents 4,569
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,323
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 8,544
Population in Familes 7,647
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 1,353
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $71,080
Average Household Income $86,337
Per Capita Income $28,677


Total Housing Units 3,100 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,113 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 755 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 232 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $247,310
Average Home Value $360,144


Total Households 2,868
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 2,319
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 5.44% 4.69%
Households 5.56% 4.87%
Families 5.61% 4.77%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

Star, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Star to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 23 90th
Population Density # 75 67th
Diversity Index # 114 50th
Median Household Income # 6 98th
Per Capita Income # 34 85th

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