For population 25 years and over in Sterling City:
For population 15 years and over in Sterling City city:
77 residents are foreign born (8.3% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $774 (1.0%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: San Angelo, TX (41.2 miles , pop. 88,439).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Austin, TX (219.4 miles , pop. 656,562).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (221.2 miles , pop. 1,144,646).
Nearest cities: Forsan, TX (5.4 miles ), Robert Lee, TX (5.4 miles ), Grape Creek, TX (5.6 miles ), Westbrook, TX (6.0 miles ), West Tom Green, TX (6.0 miles ), Coahoma, TX (6.1 miles ), Colorado City, TX (6.3 miles ), Big Spring, TX (6.3 miles ).
Latitude: 31.84 N, Longitude: 100.99 W
Area code: 325
Population change in the 1990s: -7 (-0.6%).
Work and jobs in Sterling City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Sterling City, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Sterling City-area historical tornado activity is below Texas state average. It is 17% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/11/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.1 miles away from the Sterling City city center killed 13 people and injured 159 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 4/30/1952, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 40.6 miles away from the city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Sterling City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 83.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/29/2008 at 10:24:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 73.7 miles away from Sterling City center
On 11/22/2001 at 00:07:08, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Sterling County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 19.9%
(20.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 44.3% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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No gay or lesbian households reported
25 people in nursing homes in 2000
Sterling City compared to Texas state average:
Banks with branches in Sterling City (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Sterling City (based on Sterling County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 86.58%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
7.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,923 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
11.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,738 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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Sterling City fatal accident list:
Jan 24, 1990 04:15 PM, Mainstreet, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 29, 1985 07:00 PM, 87, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
Oct 3, 1982 04:50 AM, 87, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:5
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: