Sterling, Nebraska

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Comparative Profile of Sterling, Nebraska

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 9 8
Senior Citizens 8 5
Age of the Population 7 5
Well-Paid Single Women 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Male Share of the Population 2 3
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 2
Average Household Size 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 8
People Above Poverty 8 8
Median Family Income 6 7
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 6 8
Short Commute Times 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Affordability of Rents 4 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
Housing Recently Built 1 2

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Sterling Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles SE of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 59 miles SW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Johnson
Standard Zip Codes 68324, 68443
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.459
Longitude -96.377

Sterling Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 32.4 inches
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 39 to 67 F
Annual Precip 30.6 inches
Distance 27.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 29.7 inches
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Sterling Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 507 100%
Male 234 46.2%
Female 273 53.8%
Under 18 131 25.8%
18+ 376 74.2%
65+ 103 20.3%
Median Age 39.1
Average Family Size 3.01
White 500 98.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 5 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 1.2%

Estimated Sterling Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 495
Growth -12
Growth % -2.4%

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
German 70%
US/American 5.8%
Czech 4.1%
Dutch 4.1%
English 4.1%
Irish 2.6%
Scottish 2.2%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Polish 1%
Scandinavian 1%
Norwegian 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.5%
European 0.5%
Austrian 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:

Saint Mary (68443)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sterling 507 $43,036
Adams 489 $44,792
Cook 322 $34,545
Douglas 231 $38,889
Firth 564 $52,083
Panama 253 $50,625
Tecumseh 1,716 $42,337

Sterling Public Libraries

Sterling Public Library
Sterling, Nebraska
(402) 866-2056

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Sterling High Schools (2004)

Serves 102 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.3

Sterling Colleges

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