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Population in 2012: 925 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.4%
 

Males: 465  (50.3%)
Females: 460  (49.7%)

Median resident age:  42.5 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 76951.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,510 (it was $36,359 in 2000)
Sterling City:

$49,510
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,145

Sterling City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $56,121 (it was $46,400 in 2000)
Sterling City:

$56,121
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $89,129; Detached houses: $95,314; Mobile homes: $37,517

Median gross rent in 2012: $601.

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Sterling City races chart
  • White alone - 531 (59.8%)
  • Hispanic - 324 (36.5%)
  • Black alone - 13 (1.5%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.8%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sterling City: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (12.5%), English (10.2%), Irish (9.5%), United States (6.7%), Dutch (5.0%), Scottish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.98 square miles.

Population density: 946 people per square mile 
 
 (low).




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For population 25 years and over in Sterling City:

  • High school or higher: 77.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sterling City city:

  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

69 residents are foreign born

This city:  7.6%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Sterling City, Texas as of December 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sterling City to the number of sex offenders is 925 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $785 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $653 (1.3%)

Sterling City satellite photo by USGS

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: Carlsbad, TX (5.1 miles ), Forsan, TX (5.4 miles ), Garden City, TX (5.4 miles ), Robert Lee, TX (5.4 miles ), Grape Creek, TX (5.6 miles ), Lake Colorado City, TX (5.9 miles ), Westbrook, TX (6.0 miles ), West Tom Green, TX (6.0 miles) .

Latitude: 31.84 N, Longitude: 100.99 W

Area code: 325

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.0%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -7 (-0.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (37%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

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Average climate in Sterling City, Texas

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Tornado activity:

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).
Sterling City topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers in Sterling City:

  • STERLING COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, ENNIS AND WAXAHACHIE BOX 3)
  • STERLING COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 309 FIFTH ST)

Political contributions by individuals in Sterling City, TX

Airports located in Sterling City:


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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sterling City:

  • Angelo State University (about 42 miles; San Angelo, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,118)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 79 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,108)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 87 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 3,947)
  • Texas Tech University (about 132 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 25,860)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 133 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 2,626)
  • South Plains College (about 145 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 4,679)
  • Tarleton State University (about 165 miles; Stephenville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,579)

Public high schools in Sterling City:

Public elementary/middle school in Sterling City:

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Library in Sterling City:

  • STERLING COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $32,531; Location: 301 MAIN; 8,750 books; 420 audio materials; 380 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 8 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Sterling City: Sterling County Fire Department (A), Sterling County Emergency Medical Services (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.0%
(17.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.4% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  74.9%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.2%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sterling City, TX

35 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
25 people in nursing homes in 2000

Sterling City compared to Texas state average:

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  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Sterling City (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Sterling City: The First National Bank Of Sterling at 602 4th St, branch established on 1910/08/02. Info updated 2010/06/02: Bank assets: $112.5 mil, Deposits: $102.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Sterling City Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sterling City travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (59%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Sterling City city (based on Sterling County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 86.58%
Here86.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents45.2%24.4%16.6%9.1%4.7%
Congregations33.3%16.7%16.7%16.7%16.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Sterling County:

8.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Sterling County:

8.08 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

16.16 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Sterling County:

26.3%
State:

26.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$2,234$26,8081$92
Streets and Highways 1$1,580$18,9600$0
Sewerage 1$2,036$24,4320$0
Parks and Recreation 1$1,900$22,8000$0
Water Supply 2$5,388$32,3280$0
Totals for Government 6$13,138$26,2761$92


7.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,923 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.47%
Texas average:

8.37%

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)

Here:

11.54%
Texas average:

7.44%

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


Strongest AM radio stations in Sterling City:

  • KGKL (960 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)
  • KCRS (550 AM; 5 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sterling City:

  • KCSE (96.5 FM; STERLING CITY, TX; Owner: GRAHAM BROTHERS COMM., L.L.C..)
  • KUTX (90.1 FM; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN)

TV broadcast stations around Sterling City:

  • KIDY (Channel 6; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: SAGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K44FJ (Channel 44; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Sterling City fatal accident list:

Nov 30, 2011 03:54 PM, Us-87, Ennis St, Lat: 31.83630278, Lon: -100.98316389, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
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
  • Call Sign: AA5SN, Previous Call Sign: KI5EW, Licensee ID: L00216944
    Grant Date: 03/10/2000, Expiration Date: 06/05/2010, Cancellation Date: 01/04/2008
    Registrant: Ralph M Sides, Sterling City, TX 76951
  • Call Sign: KC5DIP
    Grant Date: 09/21/1993, Expiration Date: 09/21/2003, Cancellation Date: 09/22/2005
    Registrant: Joshua Z Sides, Box 1026 13th, Sterling City, TX 76951
  • Call Sign: N5FTL, Previous Call Sign: KA5PQU, Licensee ID: L00069515
    Grant Date: 02/05/2013, Expiration Date: 02/05/2023
    Registrant: Royal D Ferguson, Sterling City, TX 76951
  • Call Sign: WD5EPB, Licensee ID: L00257784
    Grant Date: 09/22/2011, Expiration Date: 12/03/2021, Certifier: Reynolds L Foster
    Registrant: Reynolds L Foster, Sterling City, TX 76951
  • Call Sign: WI5N, Previous Call Sign: AA5SN, Licensee ID: L00216944
    Grant Date: 01/04/2008, Expiration Date: 01/04/2018, Certifier: Ralph M Sides
    Registrant: Ralph M Sides, Sterling City, TX 76951


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2


Most common first names in Sterling City, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1179.0 years
James1072.9 years
William884.2 years
Mary775.3 years
Maria564.2 years
Minnie587.0 years
Robert567.8 years
Juan467.5 years
Thomas479.8 years
Bertha392.4 years
Most common last names in Sterling City, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Foster1675.9 years
Reed779.0 years
Rodriguez662.7 years
Martin577.8 years
Bailey584.8 years
Davis584.2 years
Glass584.8 years
Durham492.8 years
Allen473.0 years
Mcentire479.8 years
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