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The Town of Union Star had a population of 432 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Union Star, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 432
Population in Households 432
Population in Familes 362
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,650
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 174
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 121
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 203 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 138 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $76,923
Average Home Value $124,094


Median Household Income $45,106
Average Household Income $55,427
Per Capita Income $22,824
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.18% -0.23%
Households -0.09% -0.23%
Families -0.26% -0.33%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 547 47th
Population Density1 # 140 87th
Diversity Index2 # 910 12th
Median Household Income # 404 61st
Per Capita Income # 398 62nd

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