Latest Data (2017)
Population 2,230
Nationwide Rank 7193

Quick Facts

Sterling, Kansas is the 7,193rd largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Sterling, Kansas is a city.

Sterling, Kansas is currently 16.6% smaller than it was in 2000, the year of its peak recorded population.

Sterling, Kansas's growth is extremely below average. 91% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
7183 Holden, Missouri 2,235 -11.3%
7184 Castle Rock, Washington 2,234 5.1%
7185 Chase City, Virginia 2,234 -8.7%
7186 Jonesville, North Carolina 2,234 -1.2%
7187 Oxford, Georgia 2,234 18.5%
7188 Trenton, Georgia 2,233 14.5%
7189 Fort Plain, New York 2,232 -2.2%
7190 Hudson, Michigan 2,231 -10.5%
7191 Ely, Iowa 2,230 92.7%
7192 Greenport, New York 2,230 8.7%
7193 Sterling, Kansas 2,230 -16.6%
7194 Cedaredge, Colorado 2,228 19.7%
7195 Waterford, New York 2,226 0.9%
7196 Poth, Texas 2,225 19.3%
7197 Gaylord, Minnesota 2,223 -2.7%
7198 Helmetta, New Jersey 2,223 21.0%
7199 North Prairie, Wisconsin 2,222 36.0%
7200 Hickman, Nebraska 2,221 97.0%
7201 New Wilmington, Pennsylvania 2,220 -9.3%
7202 Newkirk, Oklahoma 2,220 -0.5%
7203 South Fulton, Tennessee 2,220 -11.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In Kansas

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
5074 Goodland 4,411 -10.6%
5156 Osawatomie 4,298 -9.2%
5385 Clay Center 3,980 -12.7%
5386 Rose Hill 3,980 14.3%
5402 Baxter Springs 3,958 -13.6%
5403 Fairway 3,957 0.1%
5475 Larned 3,855 -8.6%
5478 Scott City 3,851 -1.0%
5493 Hugoton 3,831 3.6%
5532 Hesston 3,782 5.2%
5580 Beloit 3,710 -7.3%
5690 Mission Hills 3,573 -0.5%
5698 Lyons 3,565 -4.1%
5814 Frontenac 3,413 13.4%
5952 Marysville 3,271 -2.4%
5954 Lindsborg 3,268 -1.7%
5958 Holton 3,266 -2.4%
5972 Garnett 3,253 -3.2%
6068 Hiawatha 3,147 -8.8%
6129 Columbus 3,096 -8.6%
6183 Ellsworth 3,054 3.0%
6293 Kingman 2,929 -14.1%
6327 Galena 2,900 -11.5%
6371 Hillsboro 2,850 -0.6%
6424 Osage City 2,796 -7.0%
6451 Norton 2,775 -7.7%
6545 Girard 2,706 -3.7%
6625 St. Marys 2,645 19.6%
6710 Sabetha 2,569 -0.6%
6719 Hoisington 2,559 -13.4%
6729 Burlington 2,553 -8.1%
6766 Clearwater 2,524 13.7%
6777 Phillipsburg 2,512 -6.8%
6784 South Hutchinson 2,507 -1.1%
6927 Eureka 2,401 -17.4%
7024 Herington 2,332 -8.9%
7053 Neodesha 2,315 -18.4%
7136 Fredonia 2,270 -12.2%
7193 Sterling 2,230 -16.6%
7225 Lakin 2,205 -4.5%
7244 Cimarron 2,190 11.2%
7260 Cherryvale 2,180 -8.7%
7277 Cheney 2,170 19.6%
7336 Anthony 2,132 -14.4%
7373 Holcomb 2,112 6.0%
7410 Oakley 2,096 -3.5%
7490 Halstead 2,054 9.6%
7499 Council Grove 2,051 -12.0%
7524 Seneca 2,039 -3.1%
7547 Caney 2,026 -2.8%
7581 Ellinwood 2,009 -6.7%
7584 Kechi 2,007 39.3%
7627 Ogden 1,985 10.7%
7631 Ellis 1,982 5.3%
7673 Minneapolis 1,960 -4.6%
7788 Medicine Lodge 1,901 -12.8%
7798 Belleville 1,895 -14.7%
7848 Moundridge 1,874 12.3%
7856 Elkhart 1,869 -16.7%
7917 Plainville 1,840 -8.3%
7985 Wellsville 1,809 12.0%
7998 Humboldt 1,802 -9.8%
8001 Marion 1,801 -14.6%
8021 WaKeeney 1,792 -8.1%
8062 North Newton 1,773 16.1%
8066 Edgerton 1,771 21.8%
8078 Syracuse 1,769 -2.4%
8153 Oberlin 1,736 -12.5%
8195 Oswego 1,719 -4.9%
8245 Horton 1,696 -13.5%
8282 Douglass 1,681 -7.2%
8311 Sedgwick 1,665 6.9%
8333 Westwood 1,655 8.0%
8346 Grandview Plaza 1,645 41.6%
8404 Meade 1,624 -3.6%
8432 Smith Center 1,610 -16.3%
8498 Belle Plaine 1,581 -7.4%
8768 Towanda 1,470 7.2%
8827 Leoti 1,451 -8.6%
8853 Arma 1,439 -6.0%
8899 Silver Lake 1,420 4.5%
8906 Hill City 1,417 -10.7%
8945 Colwich 1,406 13.0%
8991 Kinsley 1,392 -15.3%
9036 Johnson City 1,377 -9.7%
9060 Sublette 1,372 -12.9%
9064 Chapman 1,370 10.6%
9072 Carbondale 1,366 -7.6%
9101 Harper 1,355 -13.0%
9124 Ness City 1,348 -11.6%
9142 Osborne 1,339 -16.3%
9145 Inman 1,335 9.2%
9149 Yates Center 1,335 -15.9%
9183 Wathena 1,319 -2.0%
9235 St. Francis 1,304 -12.6%
9288 Stockton 1,290 -16.8%
9291 Buhler 1,289 -5.4%
9385 La Crosse 1,260 -7.8%
9498 Auburn 1,222 9.1%
9530 Conway Springs 1,212 -8.2%
9545 Lincoln Center 1,209 -10.1%
9563 Elwood 1,203 -0.9%
9581 St. John 1,200 -8.1%
9584 Haven 1,199 1.6%
9599 Atwood 1,194 -6.7%
9601 Hoxie 1,194 -3.3%
9609 Victoria 1,191 -1.3%
9624 Pleasanton 1,186 -15.1%
9719 Satanta 1,159 -6.4%
9789 Rossville 1,139 12.3%
9794 Valley Falls 1,138 -8.9%
9837 La Cygne 1,125 -0.3%
9846 Peabody 1,123 -18.7%

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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