What is the current population of Sterling?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Sterling is 2,209. Sterling, Kansas is the 7,241st largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Sterling?

The peak population of Sterling was in 2000, when its population was 2,675. In 2000, Sterling was the 6,250th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 7,241st largest city in the US. Sterling is currently 17.4% smaller than it was in 2000.

How quickly is Sterling shrinking?

Sterling has shrunk 17.4% since the year 2000. Sterling, Kansas's growth is extremely below average. 92% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 2,209 7,241
2018 2,210 7,228
2017 2,230 7,193
2016 2,264 7,134
2015 2,293 7,070
2014 2,303 7,056
2013 2,299 7,057
2012 2,295 7,050
2011 2,318 7,021
2010 2,328 6,998
2009 2,536 6,612
2008 2,547 6,591
2007 2,532 6,595
2006 2,560 6,530
2005 2,592 6,448
2004 2,617 6,390
2003 2,614 6,385
2002 2,635 6,337
2001 2,653 6,289
2000 2,675 6,250
1990 2,222 6,526

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
7231 South Fulton, Tennessee 2,214 -11.9%
7232 Eatonville, Florida 2,213 -9.1%
7233 Vincent, Alabama 2,213 14.6%
7234 Bridgman, Michigan 2,212 -8.9%
7235 Magnolia, Mississippi 2,212 5.9%
7236 New Llano, Louisiana 2,212 -8.2%
7237 Wenonah, New Jersey 2,212 -4.4%
7238 Hudson, Michigan 2,210 -11.3%
7239 Bellevue, Iowa 2,209 -6.3%
7240 Henry, Illinois 2,209 -12.7%
7241 Sterling, Kansas 2,209 -17.4%
7242 Holyoke, Colorado 2,208 -1.7%
7243 West Terre Haute, Indiana 2,208 -5.2%
7244 Dyer, Tennessee 2,207 -8.1%
7245 Elmwood Place, Ohio 2,207 -17.3%
7246 Gaylord, Minnesota 2,207 -3.4%
7247 Dry Ridge, Kentucky 2,205 6.2%
7248 Claxton, Georgia 2,204 -3.8%
7249 Liverpool, New York 2,204 -11.8%
7250 Warsaw, Missouri 2,204 5.1%
7251 Munising, Michigan 2,203 -12.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In Kansas

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
5103 Goodland 4,406 -10.7%
5198 Osawatomie 4,284 -9.5%
5416 Clay Center 3,983 -12.7%
5427 Rose Hill 3,968 14.0%
5435 Fairway 3,960 0.2%
5440 Baxter Springs 3,948 -13.8%
5572 Scott City 3,748 -3.6%
5575 Hugoton 3,745 1.3%
5579 Hesston 3,742 4.1%
5625 Larned 3,671 -12.9%
5667 Beloit 3,625 -9.4%
5729 Mission Hills 3,547 -1.2%
5767 Lyons 3,504 -5.7%
5854 Frontenac 3,388 12.6%
5945 Lindsborg 3,290 -1.0%
5965 Marysville 3,269 -2.4%
6006 Garnett 3,235 -3.8%
6028 Holton 3,208 -4.1%
6131 Hiawatha 3,118 -9.7%
6189 Columbus 3,052 -9.9%
6277 Ellsworth 2,961 0.0%
6381 Galena 2,858 -12.8%
6395 Kingman 2,842 -16.6%
6423 Hillsboro 2,816 -1.8%
6432 Osage City 2,809 -6.6%
6538 Norton 2,722 -9.4%
6616 Girard 2,671 -5.0%
6636 St. Marys 2,658 20.2%
6712 Sabetha 2,583 -0.1%
6763 Clearwater 2,552 15.0%
6773 Burlington 2,543 -8.4%
6826 South Hutchinson 2,488 -1.8%
6863 Hoisington 2,470 -16.4%
6899 Phillipsburg 2,445 -9.3%
7036 Eureka 2,346 -19.2%
7143 Herington 2,268 -11.4%
7152 Neodesha 2,262 -20.3%
7208 Fredonia 2,225 -14.0%
7241 Sterling 2,209 -17.4%
7256 Cimarron 2,201 11.8%
7295 Cheney 2,167 19.5%
7346 Lakin 2,141 -7.3%
7354 Cherryvale 2,138 -10.5%
7385 Council Grove 2,121 -9.0%
7479 Oakley 2,075 -4.5%
7480 Seneca 2,075 -1.4%
7484 Holcomb 2,073 4.1%
7491 Anthony 2,070 -16.9%
7550 Halstead 2,041 8.9%
7601 Ellis 2,011 6.9%
7613 Kechi 2,005 39.2%
7678 Caney 1,968 -5.6%
7695 Ogden 1,958 9.2%
7721 Ellinwood 1,943 -9.7%
7797 Minneapolis 1,900 -7.5%
7849 Belleville 1,879 -15.5%
7865 Moundridge 1,869 12.0%
7949 Medicine Lodge 1,835 -15.9%
8012 Plainville 1,804 -10.1%
8048 Edgerton 1,784 22.7%
8057 Wellsville 1,781 10.2%
8067 Marion 1,775 -15.8%
8080 Humboldt 1,769 -11.5%
8091 WaKeeney 1,764 -9.5%
8096 North Newton 1,762 15.4%
8108 Elkhart 1,758 -21.7%
8224 Syracuse 1,706 -5.9%
8243 Oberlin 1,700 -14.3%
8277 Horton 1,685 -14.0%
8291 Oswego 1,680 -7.0%
8341 Douglass 1,658 -8.4%
8342 Sedgwick 1,658 6.4%
8384 Westwood 1,641 7.1%
8541 Smith Center 1,570 -18.3%
8564 Belle Plaine 1,556 -8.8%
8630 Grandview Plaza 1,528 31.6%
8644 Meade 1,523 -9.6%
8788 Colwich 1,467 17.9%
8835 Towanda 1,454 6.1%
8852 Leoti 1,448 -8.8%
8917 Arma 1,420 -7.2%
8948 Hill City 1,410 -11.2%
8963 Silver Lake 1,406 3.5%
9062 Carbondale 1,369 -7.4%
9098 Kinsley 1,353 -17.7%
9130 Johnson City 1,343 -11.9%
9136 Chapman 1,340 8.2%
9141 Sublette 1,339 -15.0%
9155 Inman 1,334 9.1%
9193 Yates Center 1,321 -16.8%
9201 Harper 1,317 -15.4%
9250 Ness City 1,303 -14.6%
9271 Wathena 1,294 -3.8%
9280 St. Francis 1,292 -13.4%
9323 Buhler 1,278 -6.3%
9353 Osborne 1,272 -20.5%
9405 Stockton 1,257 -18.9%
9481 La Crosse 1,232 -9.9%
9530 Conway Springs 1,218 -7.7%
9533 Atwood 1,217 -4.9%
9546 Victoria 1,212 0.4%
9547 Auburn 1,211 8.1%
9610 Hoxie 1,193 -3.4%
9615 Elwood 1,192 -1.8%
9636 Haven 1,188 0.6%
9648 Lincoln Center 1,181 -12.2%
9671 St. John 1,176 -9.9%
9713 Pleasanton 1,162 -16.8%
9753 Valley Falls 1,153 -7.7%
9843 Satanta 1,130 -8.7%
9865 Rossville 1,124 10.8%
9876 La Cygne 1,119 -0.8%

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