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People

Total Population 2,313
Male Share of the Population 52.5%
Female Share of the Population 47.5%
Senior Citizens 17.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,105
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 46.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,458
% Above Poverty Level 84.6%
% Below Poverty Level 15.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 11 minutes
% Working from Home 0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 11.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 28%
Median Gross Rent $465
Median House Value $79,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.4%
US/American 0%
English 9.9%
Irish 8.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sterling Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 59 miles NW of Wichita, Kansas
County Rice
Standard Zip Codes 67579
Phone Area Codes 620
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.21
Longitude -98.206

Sterling Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station STERLING
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 40 F
Apr Temp 41 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 93 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 29.2 inches
Station HUTCHINSON 10 SW
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 40 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 93 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 30.3 inches
Station GREAT BEND
Distance 32.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 42 F
Apr Temp 43 to 69 F
Jul Temp 68 to 93 F
Oct Temp 45 to 72 F
Annual Precip 26.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Abbyville 92 $51,250
Alden 96 $61,250
Chase 565 $51,250
Little River 553 $56,071
Lyons 3,731 $59,926
Nickerson 1,181 $47,708

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sterling Public Libraries

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Sterling Free Public Library
138 N. BROADWAY
Sterling, Kansas
(620) 278-3191

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Sterling High Schools

STERLING HIGH
308 E WASHINGTON
620-278-2171
Serves 169 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.6

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