Star, NC

Star, situated in Montgomery County, is a small town made up of 1.2 square miles.

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The town was incorporated in 1897. The town was originally named Hunsucker's Store.  


The median resident age in Star is 41 years. The median estimated household income is about $32,000 making it about $16,000 less than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $19,000. The average price for a home in Star is about $81,000 (2015) which is $79,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $500 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Star is 67% White, 10% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 22% other. 79% of the population are high school graduates, with 9% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 44% are married, 16% are divorced, 2% are separated, 5% are widowed, leaving 33% that have never been married.

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Montgomery County

Star belongs to Montgomery County in the central part of North Carolina. The County, formed in from Anson County in 1779, was named after Richard Montgomery. Richard Montgomery was an American Revolutionary War general, and while trying to take over Quebec City, Canada was killed in 1775.

A part of Montgomery County that was west of the Pee Dee River ended up becoming Stanly County in 1841. Montgomery County has a population of 28,000 and its largest city Troy, with a population of 3,100, is the county seat.

Montgomery County borders Randolph, Moore, Richmond, Stanly, and Davidson counties.

Montgomery County is made up of 502 square miles. 492 of which is land with the remaining 10 as water.


The population of Star, NC is about 870. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1990's.


The elevation of Star, NC is 643 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Star, NC is 27356.

Area Code

The area code for Star, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Star and Montgomery County have voted mostly Republican, with 57% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 51% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 47% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Star is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average.

Manufacturing alone accounts for nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Montgomery Herald is the primary newspaper that covers the Montgomery County area.


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