Sterling, Connecticut

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Sterling, Connecticut

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Comparative Profile of Sterling, Connecticut

Comparing Sterling to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Connecticut (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Racial Diversity 4 1
Age of the Population 3 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 8 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 1


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Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 5

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Sterling Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles W of Cranston, Rhode Island (center to center)
Nearest Large City 59 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Windham
Standard Zip Codes 06377
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.707
Longitude -71.829

Sterling Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 53.1 inches
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Distance 21.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51.8 inches
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Sterling Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,099 100%
Male 1,584 51.1%
Female 1,515 48.9%
Under 18 872 28.1%
18+ 2,227 71.9%
65+ 231 7.5%
Median Age 34.4
Average Family Size 3.15
White 2,981 96.2%
African-American 5 0.2%
Asian 10 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 22 0.7%
Other 5 0.2%
Mixed Race 75 2.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 41 1.3%

Estimated Sterling Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,519
Growth 420
Growth % 13.6%

Sterling Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
French (except Basque) 19.1%
French Canadian 16.2%
English 14.2%
Irish 10.6%
Italian 8.9%
German 7.5%
Polish 4.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.6%
US/American 2.6%
Scottish 2.6%
Finnish 1.8%
British 1.1%
Russian 1%
Portuguese 0.7%
Norwegian 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Canadian 0.4%
New Zealander 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Latvian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Cape Verdean 0.3%
Lebanese 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sterling, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

North Sterling (06377)

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Sterling Public Library
Sterling, Connecticut
(860) 564-2692

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