Star, North Carolina

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Star is a town in Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 807 at the 2000 census.



Star is known as the geographic center of North Carolina as measured via satellite, according to the Army Corps of Engineers [1]. Star is located at 35°23′54″N 79°47′00″W / 35.398366°N 79.783280°W / 35.398366; -79.783280Coordinates: 35°23′54″N 79°47′00″W / 35.398366°N 79.783280°W / 35.398366; -79.783280 (35.398366, -79.783280).[3] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 807 people, 335 households, and 211 families residing in the town. The population density was 666.4 people per square mile (257.5/km²). There were 364 housing units at an average density of 300.6/sq mi (116.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.71% White, 1.98% African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.50% Pacific Islander, 5.33% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.17% of the population.

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