Union Star, Missouri

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Union Star is a city in DeKalb County, Missouri, United States, along the Third Fork of the Platte River. The population was 433 at the 2000 census, at which time it was a town. It is part of the St. Joseph, MO–KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Union Star is located at 39°58′49″N 94°35′58″W / 39.980280°N 94.599415°W / 39.980280; -94.599415[3] in the Polk township of DeKalb County, Missouri on the border with Andrew County, Missouri. Union Star is 20 miles away from Saint Joseph, Missouri and Exit 50 on the Missouri portion of Interstate 29 on U.S. Highway 169.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 433 people, 183 households, and 107 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,672.0 people per square mile (643.0/km²). There were 199 housing units at an average density of 768.4/sq mi (295.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.38% White and 1.62% Native American.

There were 183 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.0% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

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