Star is a town in Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 876 at the 2010 census. Star is known as the geographic center of North Carolina as measured via satellite, according to the Army Corps of Engineers. A plaque marking the exact center was placed at 352359N794600W / 35.399756N 79.766613W / 35.399756; -79.766613Coordinates: 352359N794600W / 35.399756N 79.766613W / 35.399756; -79.766613 (35.399756, -79.766613). The plaque is on private land and not open to visitors. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1km2), all of it land.