What is the current population of Sterling?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Sterling is 499. Sterling, Michigan is the 13,345th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Sterling?

The peak population of Sterling was in 2000, when its population was 533. In 2000, Sterling was the 13,098th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 13,345th largest city in the US. Sterling is currently 6.4% smaller than it was in 2000.

How quickly is Sterling shrinking?

Sterling has shrunk 6.3% since the year 2000. Sterling, Michigan's growth is about average. 56% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 499 13,345
2018 503 13,300
2017 503 13,309
2016 511 13,230
2015 513 13,215
2014 515 13,197
2013 518 13,190
2012 518 13,198
2011 523 13,162
2010 530 13,111
2009 481 13,523
2008 485 13,487
2007 493 13,419
2006 499 13,359
2005 506 13,293
2004 511 13,251
2003 517 13,208
2002 523 13,159
2001 526 13,143
2000 533 13,098
1990 522 12,851

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
13335 Onley, Virginia 500 0.8%
13336 Secretary, Maryland 500 -0.7%
13337 Van Buren, Ohio 500 59.7%
13338 Wilton, Wisconsin 500 -4.2%
13339 Elaine, Arkansas 499 -41.9%
13340 Eva, Alabama 499 -13.6%
13341 Farina, Illinois 499 -10.5%
13342 Firth, Idaho 499 2.2%
13343 New Albin, Iowa 499 -5.1%
13344 Spring Valley, Ohio 499 -1.5%
13345 Sterling, Michigan 499 -6.3%
13346 Stockdale, Pennsylvania 499 -9.9%
13347 Timber Lake, South Dakota 499 12.8%
13348 Bell, Florida 498 37.5%
13349 Burt, Iowa 498 -10.1%
13350 Cato, New York 498 -17.0%
13351 De Witt, Nebraska 498 -12.9%
13352 Drakesboro, Kentucky 498 -20.4%
13353 Laddonia, Missouri 498 -19.9%
13354 Myrtle, Mississippi 498 -6.5%
13355 Plainville, Indiana 498 -2.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In Michigan

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
10317 Millington 997 -12.5%
10320 Athens 996 -10.1%
10400 Elsie 978 -7.2%
10415 Lawrence 976 -7.6%
10492 Saugatuck 960 -9.7%
10545 Onsted 950 15.4%
10560 Lake Linden 946 -14.6%
10586 Central Lake 939 -5.3%
10590 Dryden 938 14.9%
10623 Westphalia 933 6.6%
10638 Hesperia 929 -2.7%
10676 Village of Clarkston 921 -4.3%
10727 Morrice 910 2.8%
10775 Augusta 899 -0.1%
10839 Mayville 885 -15.9%
10841 Grant 884 0.3%
10850 Baroda 882 2.0%
10907 Farwell 871 1.5%
10971 Deerfield 857 -14.5%
10978 Marion 856 2.3%
11004 Mendon 851 -8.9%
11026 Pentwater 848 -11.4%
11037 Caspian 845 -14.9%
11050 Sanford 844 -10.5%
11057 Pellston 843 9.1%
11088 Lake City 837 -10.0%
11103 Otisville 835 -5.2%
11124 Shoreham 832 -3.3%
11129 Richland 831 38.9%
11135 Au Gres 829 -19.2%
11144 Onaway 828 -15.7%
11164 Stephenson 826 -5.1%
11255 Lyons 807 11.0%
11260 Burr Oak 806 1.2%
11311 Gobles 798 -1.9%
11327 Mackinaw City 795 -7.6%
11373 Springport 787 11.9%
11383 Ubly 785 -9.7%
11394 Climax 783 -0.8%
11406 Deckerville 781 -17.0%
11470 Vernon 772 -8.6%
11478 Vermontville 771 -3.5%
11511 Alanson 764 -2.9%
11515 Columbiaville 763 -6.3%
11596 Elkton 749 -12.9%
11633 Parma 744 -18.2%
11684 Caseville 735 -17.9%
11720 South Range 729 0.5%
11740 Tekonsha 725 1.9%
11758 Merrill 723 -7.4%
11798 Buckley 718 30.7%
11977 Calumet 687 -18.8%
12011 Maple Rapids 681 5.9%
12092 Hillman 669 -3.3%
12098 McBain 668 14.1%
12214 Sheridan 650 -7.8%
12329 Rose City 632 -12.4%
12394 Port Austin 622 -15.3%
12422 Suttons Bay 619 3.5%
12461 Muir 611 -3.7%
12482 Hopkins 607 2.7%
12568 Eau Claire 597 -8.8%
12593 Peck 595 -0.6%
12644 Sunfield 589 -0.5%
12676 Addison 583 -7.0%
12689 Port Sanilac 581 -11.8%
12765 Dansville 569 32.3%
12800 Vanderbilt 565 -4.0%
12813 Britton 563 -19.3%
12815 Metamora 563 10.3%
12827 Mulliken 561 0.5%
12906 New Lothrop 554 -7.9%
12946 Byron 549 -7.5%
12974 Ashley 545 3.6%
13024 Sand Lake 538 8.9%
13064 Maybee 532 5.5%
13089 Galien 529 -10.6%
13123 Fairgrove 525 -16.1%
13126 Northport 525 -19.2%
13141 Waldron 523 -11.5%
13263 Eastlake 507 10.4%
13272 Benzonia 506 2.4%
13315 Camden 501 -9.0%
13330 Freeport 500 12.6%
13345 Sterling 499 -6.3%
13359 Bancroft 497 -19.1%
13373 Carsonville 495 -1.1%
13396 Morley 493 -0.4%
13477 Pewamo 484 -13.5%
13497 Lennon 482 -7.1%
13512 Fife Lake 480 3.0%
13594 Mackinac Island 471 -10.1%
13599 Unionville 471 -22.0%
13635 Harrisville 467 -8.9%
13707 North Adams 461 -10.3%
13713 Kaleva 460 -9.4%
13763 Mecosta 454 2.9%
13773 Thompsonville 453 -1.0%
13812 Rothbury 448 7.4%
13834 Woodland 446 -10.2%
13894 New Era 440 -4.5%
13899 Bloomingdale 439 -16.6%
14010 Cement City 427 -5.3%
14013 Hanover 427 0.4%
14145 Kinde 414 -22.6%
14191 Kingston 409 -8.9%
14193 Leonard 409 23.5%
14194 Martin 409 -5.7%
14231 Mesick 405 -10.5%
14234 Powers 405 -5.5%
14245 Onekama 404 -37.6%
14285 Hubbardston 400 1.5%
14317 Estral Beach 397 -18.6%
14322 Clarksville 396 24.9%
14363 Perrinton 392 -10.7%
14496 Otter Lake 378 -13.5%
14513 Empire 376 -0.7%
14522 Akron 375 -18.4%
14530 Whittemore 375 -21.0%
14562 Elberta 371 -18.9%
14646 Gagetown 363 -6.6%
14660 Rosebush 362 -3.4%
14692 Gaines 358 -4.2%
14748 Barryton 353 -7.8%
14803 Ellsworth 347 -28.3%
14811 Hersey 346 -7.4%
14825 Beulah 345 -14.1%
14988 Honor 331 10.3%
14990 Montgomery 331 -14.2%
14997 Clayton 330 1.5%
15050 Gaastra 325 -3.8%
15063 Luther 324 -4.7%
15095 Casnovia 321 2.2%
15121 Clifford 319 -1.5%
15141 De Tour Village 317 -24.7%
15180 Lincoln 314 -13.4%
15250 Barton Hills 307 -8.9%
15256 Lake Angelus 307 -6.4%
15263 Sherwood 307 -6.4%
15373 Boyne Falls 297 -19.7%
15482 Omer 289 -12.6%
15522 Bear Lake 286 -10.0%
15532 Custer 285 -10.3%
15572 Vandalia 282 -34.5%
15573 Grand Beach 281 27.1%
15618 Burlington 278 -31.3%
15673 Oakley 274 -18.6%
15708 Lake Ann 271 -1.8%
15848 Emmett 260 4.0%
15859 Walkerville 260 2.3%
15927 Prescott 254 -11.1%
15962 Le Roy 252 -5.6%

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