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(Assumption Parish)

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Census Data for Star ...

Although we found mention of Star during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer..


As far as we can tell, Star has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

While we don't have census information for Star, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2018<2>
Population
DirDistance<3>
 Baton Rouge221,599   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
 Thibodaux14,576   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]

Assumption Parish ...

Star is located in Assumption Parish.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Assumption Parish.

Population Rings for Star ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Star and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Star. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4> We don't have the population of Star, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
    Communities    
2018
    Population    
Change
  Since 2010    
10 mi   [16 km]410,608+6.3%
15 mi   [24 km]730,451+9.39%
20 mi   [32 km]837,072+6.05%
25 mi   [40 km]1680,987+1.88%
30 mi   [48 km]20316,115-2.09%

Miscellaneous Information for Star ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county, parish and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Assumption Parish or the community of Star:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Star:

GNIS ID for Star: 552915

GNIS ID for Assumption Parish: 558414

GNIS ID for Louisiana: 1629543

Misc. Census Codes ...

Star is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #7 (the West South-Central Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Star.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Assumption Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/


The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)


Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Star and then turned west". While Star could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Star as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Star could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong parish. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

Just in case there has been confusion between parishes, we found that there are 2 Louisiana communities also named Star. While this community is located in Assumption Parish, the others are located in the following parishes: Avoyelles and Plaquemines. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Star.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Star) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Star. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.0291, Longitude: -91.0626     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Star have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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