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Population in 2010: 344. Population change since 2000: -8.8%
Males: 154  (44.8%)
Females: 190  (55.2%)

Median resident age:  34.4 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 46985.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,953 (it was $39,432 in 2000)
Star City:

$30,953
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,296

Star City CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $71,989 (it was $39,200 in 2000)
Star City:

$71,989
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $89,846; Detached houses: $89,846
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Star City races chart
  • White alone - 343 (99.7%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.3%)

Races in Star City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Star City: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (25.1%), English (17.3%), Irish (16.3%), Scotch-Irish (4.9%), Swedish (4.2%), Italian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 719 feet

Land area: 1.06 square miles.

Population density: 326 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Star City:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Star City CDP:

  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 15.7%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Star City, Indiana as of December 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Star City to the number of sex offenders is 344 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $661 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.4%)

Star City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lafayette, IN (42.3 miles , pop. 56,397).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (75.0 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (83.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Winamac, IN (2.5 miles ), Royal Center, IN (2.8 miles ), Kewanna, IN (2.9 miles ), Buffalo, IN (3.4 miles ), Monterey, IN (3.7 miles ), Burnettsville, IN (3.8 miles ), Fulton, IN (3.9 miles ), Idaville, IN (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 40.97 N, Longitude: 86.56 W

Area code: 574

Star City household income distribution Star City home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.0%
Indiana:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (36%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Educational services (35%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (23%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (14%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (18%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (15%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (13%)
  • Legal support workers (11%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (11%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)

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Average climate in Star City, Indiana

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Tornado activity:

Star City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 185% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/17/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.9 miles away from the Star City place center killed one person and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 tornado 27.1 miles away from the place center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Star City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Indiana state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/2000 at 03:54:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 84.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/20/1990 at 14:04:17, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 97.2 miles away from Star City center
On 12/17/1990 at 05:24:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 67.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/1990 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pulaski County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Star City:

  • PEAK COMMUNITY SERVICES INC (Hospital, about 5 miles away; WINAMAC, IN)
  • PEAK COMMUNITY SERVICES INC (Hospital, about 6 miles away; WINAMAC, IN)
  • PULASKI HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WINAMAC, IN)

Political contributions by individuals in Star City, IN

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Star City:

  • Ivy Tech Community College-Kokomo (about 41 miles; Kokomo, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,468)
  • Valparaiso University (about 42 miles; Valparaiso, IN; FT enrollment: 3,607)
  • Purdue University-Main Campus (about 43 miles; West Lafayette, IN; FT enrollment: 36,422)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette (about 44 miles; Lafayette, IN; FT enrollment: 3,864)
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 47 miles; Westville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,761)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Northcentral (about 51 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 51 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 4,535)

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Notable location: Star City Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Pulaski County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Star City and their reported violations in the past:

MYSTIC HILLS GOLF CLUB (Population served: 87, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
POND VIEW GOLF COURSE (Population served: 38, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
PULASKI PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
VAN BUREN TWP.-FELLOWSHIPHALL & PARK (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 19 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%

Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.6%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.7%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Star City compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Star City travel time to work - commute


Star City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Star City CDP (based on Pulaski County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.43%
Here50.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Lutheran Church
Adherents35.5%11.1%10.8%8.5%6.9%
Congregations14.3%14.3%8.6%5.7%8.6%
Name Inc. Apostolic Christian Church of AmericaChurch of the NazareneNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents6.6%3.8%3.6%3.6%9.5%
Congregations2.9%2.9%2.9%8.6%31.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Pulaski County:

5.81 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Pulaski County:

8.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.4%
State:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.1%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Pulaski County:

17.8%
Indiana:

14.3%

7.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,869 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.34%
Indiana average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Starke County, IN  1.22% ($26,967 average AGI)
from Jasper County, IN  0.72% ($26,917)
from Fulton County, IN  0.62% ($24,839)


7.13% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,256 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
Indiana average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Starke County, IN  1.02% ($24,412 average AGI)
to Tippecanoe County, IN  0.64% ($23,188)
to Fulton County, IN  0.56% ($30,286)

Strongest AM radio stations in Star City:

  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WDND (1620 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBAA (920 AM; 5 kW; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PURDUE UNIVERSITY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Star City:

  • WFRI (100.1 FM; WINAMAC, IN; Owner: PROGRESSIVE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC)
  • WMRS (107.7 FM; MONTICELLO, IN; Owner: GERALD NORMAN QUINN)
  • WHZR (103.7 FM; ROYAL CENTER, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP OF)
  • WXXB (102.9 FM; DELPHI, IN; Owner: STAY TUNED BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLHM (102.3 FM; LOGANSPORT, IN; Owner: LOGANSPORT RADIO CORP)
  • WROI (92.1 FM; ROCHESTER, IN; Owner: BAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKVI-FM (99.3 FM; KNOX, IN; Owner: KANKAKEE VALLEY B/CING. CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Star City:

  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: K9OPK, Licensee ID: L00276910
    Grant Date: 08/18/2000, Expiration Date: 11/06/2010, Cancellation Date: 12/05/2004
    Registrant: John Binkley, 626 W 750 S, Star City, IN 46985-8873
  • Call Sign: K9OXT
    Grant Date: 06/14/1988, Expiration Date: 06/14/1998, Cancellation Date: 06/15/2000
    Registrant: Raymond E Penn, Rfd 1, Star City, IN 46985
  • Call Sign: KA9KZF, Licensee ID: L01059146
    Grant Date: 09/02/2005, Expiration Date: 11/28/2015, Certifier: Robert M Thomas
    Registrant: Robert M Thomas, 8971 S 200 W, Star City, IN 46985
  • Call Sign: N9LUE
    Grant Date: 06/25/1991, Expiration Date: 06/25/2001, Cancellation Date: 06/26/2003
    Registrant: Scott L Moss, Star City, IN 46985
  • Call Sign: KB9ZKF, Licensee ID: L00348379
    Grant Date: 03/30/2011, Expiration Date: 04/19/2021, Certifier: Frank T Allen
    Registrant: Frank T Allen, 7805 S State Road 119, Star City, IN 46985-8709
  • Call Sign: KD7NUW, Licensee ID: L00376813
    Grant Date: 07/11/2001, Expiration Date: 07/11/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/16/2008, Certifier: Robert L Galbreath
    Registrant: Robert L Galbreath, 861 W 600 S, Star City, IN 46985
  • Call Sign: W9RLG, Previous Call Sign: KD7NUW, Licensee ID: L00376813
    Grant Date: 12/16/2008, Expiration Date: 12/16/2018, Certifier: Robert L Galbreath
    Registrant: Robert L Galbreath, 861 W 600 S, Star City, IN 46985


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 18
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

Incident types - Star City


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Most common first names in Star City, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1476.6 years
William1377.2 years
Robert1261.2 years
Mary1179.0 years
Charles979.1 years
Thomas774.7 years
Harold673.2 years
Edward677.6 years
George671.7 years
Donald676.5 years
Most common last names in Star City, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson864.5 years
Moyer880.9 years
Crist776.8 years
Hoover772.6 years
Fahler680.5 years
Whipple677.5 years
Zeider675.2 years
Weaver683.0 years
White673.3 years
Smith570.6 years

Star City on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Transportation equipment"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Transportation equipment"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Media and communication equipment workers"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Customer service representatives"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • William S. Geise (1)
  • Nathan L. Martindale (1)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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