North Star, a small town in Delaware, has a population of just over 7,000. Middle-aged professionals can expect to fit right in, as they account for an above-average percentage of the community, while young adults feature less prominently in the demographics. With an average age of just over 45, the town's population is older than most cities in Delaware. Renters tend to be in the minority in the town, and 95% of residents own their homes. With an average rent of $1,921 per month, exceeding the state average by $829 a month, relatively high rent costs may play a role in the higher levels of ownership.
There are five primary industries in North Star: manufacturing, finance, healthcare, education, and retail. Together, these industries make up 36% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 15% of the town's population works in management, making it the top profession in the town. With an average annual income of around $142,000, highest in Delaware, North Star workers are generally well-compensated for their efforts. North Star's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. North Star has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 22% possess a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Additionally, 27% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
North Star has an average commute time of about 26 minutes. Many residents (46%) drive to work, while public transportation is not widely used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
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