North Star, Ohio

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North Star is a village in Darke County, Ohio, United States. The population was 209 at the 2000 census.



North Star was platted in 1852 along the road between Greenville and Celina, approximately midway between the two cities. Its name was derived from its location on the edge of the Great Black Swamp, as it was the northernmost point in Darke County that was not wetland.[3]

A historic site in the village is St. Louis' Catholic Church. Built in 1914, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]


North Star is located at 40°19′20″N 84°34′6″W / 40.32222°N 84.56833°W / 40.32222; -84.56833 (40.322103, -84.568338)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 209 people, 77 households, and 56 families residing in the village. The population density was 401.4 people per square mile (155.2/km²). There were 80 housing units at an average density of 153.7/sq mi (59.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.52% White and 0.48% Asian.

There were 77 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.1% were married couples living together, 1.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 104.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.7 males.

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