Statewide Claims to Fame

Sterling is 12th in Colorado out of 109 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Sterling is 15th in Colorado out of 109 other cities in Income below poverty line

Sterling is 17th in Colorado out of 109 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Sterling Rank Colorado US
Current population (2012) 14,727 35th 5,187,582 313,914,040
Size in square miles 7.6 59th 103,641.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,941.8 49th 48.5 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Sterling Rank Colorado US
Residents younger than 5 5.3% 88th 6.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 18.2% 99th 23.7% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 13.5% 26th 11.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Sterling Rank Colorado US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 83.7% 81st 89.7% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 13.8% 95th 36.3% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Sterling Rank Colorado US
Race - White 85.0% 60th 88.1% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 5.9% 12th 4.3% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 1.6% 17th 1.6% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.7% 94th 3.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 43rd 0.2% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.7% 102nd 2.8% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 20.9% 43rd 21.0% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 70.5% 68th 69.6% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Sterling Rank Colorado US
Female residents 40.4% 107th 49.8% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 7.9% 46th 9.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Sterling Rank Colorado US
Housing units 5,404 48th 2,224,603 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 17.2% 64th 25.7% 25.9%
Households 5,238 45th 1,941,193 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 63.6% 71st 66.8% 66.1%
Home median value $99,000 104th $236,700 $186,200
People per household 2.6 56th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Sterling Rank Colorado US
Income per capita $20,201 89th $30,816 $27,915
Income per household $37,791 97th $57,685 $52,762
Income below poverty line 20.5% 15th 12.5% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Sterling Rank Colorado US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 933 71st 547,770 27,092,908
Retail sales $244,533 36th $65,896,788 $3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $19,056 28th $13,609 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $22,051 48th $11,440,395 $613,795,732

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