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Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a major factor when determining which destination is best for you or your loved one. Monthly, the median rent in Star is $1,161 per month and the median value of a house in Star costs around $227,317. The rent burden for Star is around 23.6% of the average person's monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Racially, the population of Star is 93.2% white, 0.9% Asian, 9.3% Hispanic, 1.3% mixed race, 0.2% black, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.8% Native American, and 2.6% other or not specified. Out of the total population of Star, 10.5% have some form of disability, 7.9% do not have health insurance, 9.0% live in poverty, and 3.6% are widowed. In terms of education, 21.5% have a high-school diploma, 27.1% have a college degree, and 6.8% have a graduate degree. Based on gender, 52.4% are female and 47.6% are male. The median age of Star is 36 years old. Star has a population density of 536 people per square mile. Currently, the population of Star consists of 9,009 people and in total the Star metro area has a population of 9,076. In Star, 7.7% of the population are veterans of the United States military.
An overview of Idaho
There are 46 general hospitals and 77 health centers that provide care for 1,790,237 Idaho residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Idaho are St Luke's Magic Valley Rmc, St Luke's Regional Medical Center, and Mountain View Hospital. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Idaho citizen is ranked 16th nation-wide. Additionally, Idaho is ranked 26th by healthcare standards. In terms of resources, Idaho has a cost of living index of 94.2, a grocery index rating of 92.2, and a housing index rating of 87.1. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. Residents of Idaho enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 15th in the United States.
Social demographics of the state
The state has a median age of 37 and 28% of its population being over the age of 55. The state of Idaho ranks 34th in the country for diversity. In the last presidential election 27% of Idaho residents voted Democrat and 59% voted Republican. Thirty-five percent of Idaho residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 2,427 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-21%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. In Idaho there are 55 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the winter falls to around 26°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 49°F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around -2°F during the month of December. During the summer, the average temperature in Idaho is around 65°F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 97°F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 31°F in the month of June. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of November at around 6.10 inches. On average, the state receives 1.42 inches of precipitation a month. Idaho experiences an average humidity rating of about 62%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 77% in the month of December. The average air quality index rating in Idaho is 32.5 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of August with a rating of around 67.0 AQI. While residents of Idaho mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Idaho can include floods, earthquakes, and and tornados (moderate).
Wildlife to be found in Idaho
The state of Idaho has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of boise sand-verbena, fragrant white sand-verbena, white fir, and box-elder. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the yellow bullhead, the white sturgeon, the american bison, or the pygmy rabbit. The state animal of Idaho is the appaloosa horse.