Star City, West Virginia

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Star City is a small town in Monongalia County, West Virginia, in the United States. The population was 1,366 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Morgantown, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Star City is located at 39°39′29″N 79°59′10″W / 39.65806°N 79.98611°W / 39.65806; -79.98611 (39.657966, -79.986046)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 km² (0.6 mi²). 1.3 km² (0.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (14.04%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,366 people, 697 households, and 333 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,076.4/km² (2,785.4/mi²). There were 753 housing units at an average density of 593.3/km² (1,535.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.56% White, 2.64% African American, 2.34% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.15% of the population.

There were 697 households out of which 17.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.6% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 52.1% were non-families. 41.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.96 and the average family size was 2.71.

In the town the population was spread out with 15.0% under the age of 18, 17.1% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,771, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $27,188 versus $21,838 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,003. About 12.1% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.2% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.[1]

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