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Demographics

People

Total Population2,558
Male Share of the Population50.7%
Female Share of the Population49.3%
Senior Citizens16.5%
Employed Population 16+1,148
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married44.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.4%
Median Earnings25+$35,298
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$2
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,750

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,313
% Above Poverty Level79.2%
% Below Poverty Level20.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time11 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work11.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone27.5%
Median Gross Rent$520
Median House Value$81,100

Ancestry

German26%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.3%
Irish11.6%
English11.5%
French Except Basque3.6%
Scottish3.1%
Italian3%
Dutch2.5%
Swedish2.1%
Welsh1.9%
Czech1.7%
African1.1%
Norwegian1.1%
Polish0.9%
Ghanaian0.7%
Danishn0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Russian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
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Sterling Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rice County
Standard Zip Codes67579
Phone Area Codes620
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude38.2
Approximate Longitude-98.2

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)

StationSTERLING
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp18 to 40 F
Apr Temp41 to 67 F
Jul Temp68 to 93 F
Oct Temp44 to 70 F
Annual Precip29.2 inches
StationHUTCHINSON 10 SW
Distance21.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 40 F
Apr Temp41 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 93 F
Oct Temp43 to 70 F
Annual Precip30.3 inches
StationGREAT BEND
Distance32.3 miles
Jan Temp19 to 42 F
Apr Temp43 to 69 F
Jul Temp68 to 93 F
Oct Temp45 to 72 F
Annual Precip26.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Abbyville79$55,000
Alden79$50,000
Chase515$43,929
Little River563$59,063
Lyons3,657$56,737
Nickerson1,017$50,842

Sterling Public Libraries

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

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Sterling Public Schools

Sterling Grade School
218 S 5th
ZIP: 67579
(620) 278-3112
Primary
Total Enrollment 298
Sterling Junior High/senior High
308 E Washington
ZIP: 67579
(620) 278-2171
High
Total Enrollment 253
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