Sterling, Oklahoma

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Sterling, Oklahoma

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Sterling strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Oklahoma):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Sterling Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Sterling Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Sterling, Oklahoma

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 6
Senior Citizens 5 4
Age of the Population 4 6
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Well-Paid Single Women 3 6
Well-Paid Single Men 2 4
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 5
People in Middle Class or Better 3 6
People Above Poverty 2 4
Median Family Income 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Public Transportation Use 6 7
Working at Home 4 5
Short Commute Times 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 5
Housing Recently Built 7 6
People Living Alone 5 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3

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Sterling Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles NE of Lawton, Oklahoma (center to center)
Nearest Large City 61 miles SW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Comanche
Metro Area Lawton
P.O. Box Zip Codes 73567
Phone Area Codes 580
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.75
Longitude -98.171

Sterling Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station LAWTON
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 50 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 73 to 96 F
Oct Temp 52 to 76 F
Annual Precip 31.6 inches
Station DUNCAN
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 50 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
Distance 31 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 49 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 94 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 34.1 inches
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Sterling Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 762 100%
Male 356 46.7%
Female 406 53.3%
Under 18 210 27.6%
18+ 552 72.4%
65+ 112 14.7%
Median Age 36.3
Average Family Size 2.91
White 694 91.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 49 6.4%
Other 7 0.9%
Mixed Race 12 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 2.2%

Estimated Sterling Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 748
Growth -14
Growth % -1.8%

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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.9%
German 18.6%
US/American 16.5%
Irish 14.5%
English 7.8%
Scottish 2.6%
Italian 2.1%
Swedish 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Polish 1%
Danish 1%
Greek 1%
German Russian 0.5%
Dutch West Indian 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sterling 762 $29,563
Cement 530 $23,500
Cyril 1,168 $33,750
Elgin 1,210 $44,125
Fletcher 1,022 $34,028
Marlow 4,592 $30,568
Rush Springs 1,278 $25,391
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Sterling High Schools (2004)

400 S.2NDSTR.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 91 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 43.3

Sterling Colleges

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