Star, Idaho

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Star is a city in northwestern Ada County, Idaho, United States. The population was 1,795 at the 2000 census. It was named in the 1800s by travelers on their way to Middleton and Boise who used the star on the school house to find east and west. The name stuck and it became Star, Idaho. Today it is a growing town west of Boise and its schools are shared with Middleton School District and Meridian School District.

Star is part of the Boise CityNampa, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Star is located at 43°41′39″N 116°29′25″W / 43.69417°N 116.49028°W / 43.69417; -116.49028 (43.694084, -116.490225).[1] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,795 people, 631 households, and 485 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,092.5 people per square mile (805.9/km²). There were 681 housing units at an average density of 793.9/sq mi (305.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.87% White, 0.28% African American, 0.95% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.89% from other races, and 4.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.29% of the population.

There were 631 households out of which 48.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.19.

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