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Union Star, Missouri - Basic Facts

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The Town of Union Star had a population of 394 as of July 1, 2017. Union Star ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Union Star is located at latitude 39.9795 and longitude -94.5997 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Union Star (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 961 feet.

The Town of Union Star (GNIS ID: 2397704) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Union Star is located within Township of Polk, a minor civil division (MCD) of DeKalb County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Union Star population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Union Star, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 394
Daytime Population: Workers 34
Daytime Population: Residents 206
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 240
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 394
Population in Familes 330
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,504
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $45,439
Average Household Income $55,934
Per Capita Income $23,198


Total Housing Units 203 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 125 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (22.2%)
Median Home Value $91,892
Average Home Value $144,355


Total Households 158
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 110
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.42% -0.98%
Households -1.4% -1.03%
Families -1.53% -1.12%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   3.44%

Union Star, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Union Star to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 564 45th
Population Density # 168 84th
Diversity Index # 916 12th
Median Household Income # 436 58th
Per Capita Income # 468 55th

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