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Kenai Peninsula Borough

Population in 2010: 5,617. Population change since 2000: +19.4%
Males: 2,965  (52.8%)
Females: 2,652  (47.2%)

Median resident age:  44.1 years
Alaska median age:  36.1 years

Zip codes: 99672.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $66,907 (it was $47,700 in 2000)
Sterling:

$66,907
Alaska:

$67,825
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $33,369

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $232,624 (it was $119,800 in 2000)
Sterling:

$232,624
Alaska:

$238,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $238,192; Detached houses: $253,948; Townhouses or other attached units: $200,100; In 2-unit structures: $200,100; Mobile homes: $87,653

Median gross rent in 2011: $930.

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  • White alone - 4,952 (88.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 238 (4.2%)
  • Two or more races - 210 (3.7%)
  • Hispanic - 150 (2.7%)
  • Asian alone - 44 (0.8%)
  • Other race alone - 9 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 8 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 6 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sterling: 109.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (20.8%), English (12.6%), Irish (8.7%), Norwegian (5.3%), French (4.7%), Italian (4.7%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 77.3 square miles.

Population density: 73 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Sterling:

  • High school or higher: 94.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sterling CDP:

  • Never married: 17.1%
  • Now married: 68.3%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

43 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.8%
Alaska:  6.4%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Sterling, Alaska as of April 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sterling to the number of sex offenders is 841 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,763 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,419 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (57.6 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2331.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Funny River, AK (1.6 miles ), Ridgeway, AK (3.0 miles ), Soldotna, AK (3.1 miles ), Kalifornsky, AK (3.8 miles ), Kenai, AK (3.8 miles ), Salamatof, AK (4.2 miles ), Nikiski, AK (4.5 miles ), Kasilof, AK (4.5 miles ).

Latitude: 60.53 N, Longitude: 150.80 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.9%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (19%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Extraction workers (5%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Sterling-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 2635% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1998 at 19:39:43, a magnitude 6.2 (5.3 MB, 6.2 MW, 5.5 ME, Depth: 90.0 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 81.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/25/1994 at 00:19:05, a magnitude 5.7 (5.4 MB, 5.4 MW, 5.7 ML, Depth: 42.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 28.1 miles away from Sterling center
On 11/20/1993 at 19:24:53, a magnitude 5.9 (5.6 MB, 5.5 MB, 5.9 MW, Depth: 72.3 mi) earthquake occurred 83.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/1/1975 at 03:55:12, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB) earthquake occurred 99.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/1987 at 02:01:38, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB) earthquake occurred 60.2 miles away from Sterling center
On 2/7/1988 at 08:46:58, a magnitude 5.8 (5.6 MB, 5.8 MB, 5.6 MB) earthquake occurred 86.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kenai Peninsula Borough County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sterling:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 57 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 314 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1376 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1379 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1400 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1425 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1431 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

Private high school in Sterling:

  • ACADEMY OF HIGHER LEARNING MLS (Students: 22; Location: 32930 FAIR GAME ST; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle school in Sterling:

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Notable location: Central Emergency Services Station 3 Sterling Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Longmere Lake (A), Savka Lake (B), Scout Lake (C), Sunken Island Lake (D), Tree Lake (E), Whisper Lake (F), Calf Lake (G), Cisca Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: Moose River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Sterling: Scout Lake State Recreation Site (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Pederson's Moose River Resort (33881 Sterling Highway) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Alaskan Abode B&B (35920 Sterling Highway) (1), Bing Brown's (Mi 81 Sterling Highway) (2), Great Alaska Adventure Lodge (33881 Sterling Highway) (3), JANA House (38670 SWanson River Road) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Kenai Peninsula Borough County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sterling and their reported violations in the past:

STERLING BAPTIST CHURCH (Address: 39638 HIGHER GROUND STREET , Population served: 135, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2002 and SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
THE ROBINS NEST (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
HIGHER GROUND BAPTIST CAMP (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SUZIES PLACE (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
STERLING LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 65, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
NAPTOWNE INN & CAFE (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform
BING BROWNS RESORT (Population served: 44, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
GREAT ALASKA FISH CAMP (Population served: 41, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sterling that have no violations reported:

  • ABUNDANT LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD (Population served: 164, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • STERLING TESORO RESTAURANT (Population served: 102, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MAGPYES PIZZERIA (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 7.1%
(6.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 43.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  71.5%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.8%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sterling, AK

12 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
7 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
8 people in other group homes in 2000
6 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Sterling compared to Alaska state average:

Sterling, Alaska environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Sterling travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Electricity (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

4.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 71
Here:

13.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

29.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

8.17% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,864 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.17%
Alaska average:

9.33%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.82% ($46,749 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.31% ($48,035)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.29% ($35,962)


8.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,693 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.10%
Alaska average:

9.43%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($338 average AGI)
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.12%
Alaska average:

0.24%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.85% ($33,064 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.48% ($45,270)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.36% ($36,561)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sterling:

  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KSWD (950 AM; 1 kW; SEWARD, AK; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sterling:

  • KKIS-FM (96.5 FM; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KWJG (91.5 FM; KASILOF, AK; Owner: KASILOF PUBLIC B/G INC)
  • KXBA (93.3 FM; NIKISKI, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KPEN-FM (101.7 FM; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWHQ-FM (100.1 FM; KENAI, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KDLL (91.9 FM; KENAI, AK; Owner: PICKLE HILL PUBLIC B/CASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sterling:

  • K08LW (Channel 8; KENAI/SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: NORTHERN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K10NC (Channel 10; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: CHANNEL 2 BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K09QH (Channel 9; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF ANCHORAGE LICENSE LLC)
  • K03FW (Channel 3; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K06MF (Channel 6; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: FIREWEED COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K12LA (Channel 12; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K23AF (Channel 23; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Sterling, Alaska:
  • Fatal accident count: 11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 15
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 13
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 24
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Alaska average:
  • Fatal accident count: 132
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 194
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 61
  • Fatalities: 144
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 355
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14

See more detailed statistics of Sterling fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Sterling)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Sterling, AK)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sterling)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Sterling)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 73 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 13
  • Hazardous Condition: 9
  • Good Intent Call: 9

Incident types - Sterling


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Most common first names in Sterling, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Richard667.6 years
David659.5 years
John669.7 years
Mary588.4 years
Donald565.3 years
Robert474.5 years
Raymond472.5 years
Edith368.0 years
Thomas376.0 years
William377.7 years
Most common last names in Sterling, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller459.0 years
Townsley384.0 years
Cason278.0 years
Bolstridge276.5 years
King278.1 years
Gilbertson274.5 years
Galliher275.9 years
Baker268.0 years
Herrmann267.5 years
Eshleman273.5 years
Businesses in Sterling, AK
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1Lane Furniture1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1

Sterling on our top lists:

  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Librarians, curators, and archivists"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Petroleum and coal products"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Secretaries and administrative assistants"
  • #87 (99672) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Czechoslovakian first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
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