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People

Total Population 470
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 19.1%
Employed Population 16+ 233
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 46.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,250
% Above Poverty Level 94%
% Below Poverty Level 6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.6%
Median Gross Rent $667
Median House Value $65,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 4%
US/American 0%
English 8.1%
Irish 12.6%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station TECUMSEH
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
Station SYRACUSE
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
Station LINCOLN
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Adams 596 $77,917
Cook 317 $50,750
Douglas 199 $50,833
Firth 550 $67,750
Panama 284 $73,333
Tecumseh 1,518 $49,250

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

Sterling Public Libraries

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Sterling Public Library
150 BROADWAY STREEET
Sterling, Nebraska
(402) 866-2056

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Sterling High Schools

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402-866-4761
Serves 102 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.3

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