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Population in 2012: 14,727 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +29.6%
Males: 7,891  (53.6%)
Females: 6,836  (46.4%)

Median resident age:  35.4 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 80751.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,642 (it was $27,337 in 2000)
Sterling:

$35,642
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,777

Sterling city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $97,809 (it was $75,800 in 2000)
Sterling:

$97,809
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $103,918; Detached houses: $110,973; Townhouses or other attached units: $152,220; In 2-unit structures: $159,606; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $94,504; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $107,104; Mobile homes: $36,085

Median gross rent in 2012: $629.

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  • White alone - 10,775 (73.6%)
  • Hispanic - 3,234 (22.1%)
  • Black alone - 266 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 143 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 148 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 62 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 8 (0.05%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 6 (0.04%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sterling: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (27.7%), Irish (10.1%), English (7.0%), United States (4.0%), French (2.5%), Norwegian (2.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 12/3/1884

Elevation: 3939 feet

Land area: 6.87 square miles.

Population density: 2,143 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Sterling:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 13.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sterling city:

  • Never married: 37.8%
  • Now married: 39.3%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

1,371 residents are foreign born

This city:  9.4%
Colorado:  9.8%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Sterling, Colorado as of November 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sterling to the number of sex offenders is 669 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $741 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $660 (0.7%)

Sterling satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greeley, CO (80.8 miles , pop. 76,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Aurora, CO (106.1 miles , pop. 276,393).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (647.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Atwood, CO (2.5 miles) , Padroni, CO (3.3 miles) , Iliff, CO (3.5 miles ), Merino, CO (3.5 miles ), Fleming, CO (4.5 miles ), Peetz, CO (4.9 miles ), Hillrose, CO (5.1 miles ), Crook, CO (5.2 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $52,800
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $73,800
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $106,600
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $79,900
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $52,100
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $29,000
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $29,000
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $66,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $102,200

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 40.63 N, Longitude: 103.21 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): A Colorado treasure

Daytime population change due to commuting: +998 (+6.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,898 (74.0%)

Area code: 970

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Crime rates in Sterling by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000100000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.07.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.06.7
Rapes 664116447651633
per 100,000 54.351.433.684.446.431.031.255.846.439.1127.820.020.1
Robberies 7011441411003
per 100,000 63.30.08.47.730.931.07.831.97.77.80.00.020.1
Assaults 28202727253624222743451324
per 100,000 253.3171.4226.8207.2193.4278.9187.1175.3208.8335.9359.586.5160.8
Burglaries 918312878757715873727412090110
per 100,000 823.3711.31075.4598.6580.2596.61231.8581.7556.8578.1958.7598.6736.8
Thefts 452473456360293277275260267249290254310
per 100,000 4089.44053.83831.02762.92266.62146.32143.92071.92064.61945.32316.81689.52076.5
Auto thefts 131623422211922141219911
per 100,000 117.6137.1193.230.7170.2162.7148.1175.3108.393.8151.859.973.7
Arson 46129453496231
per 100,000 36.251.4100.869.130.938.723.431.969.646.916.020.06.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 342.7297.5317.8265.4244.8229.9247.8226.2210.8225.9345.1147.1207.6

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Crime rate in Sterling detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 22 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.27
Colorado average:

2.23

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Sterling, Colorado accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.8%
Colorado:

6.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Information (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Sterling-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 74% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/15/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.4 miles away from the Sterling city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/5/2000, a category F3 tornado 25.9 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused $750,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Logan County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Don Marostica - Politician, Frederick Libby - World War I flying ace, Donald G. Brotzman - Congressman for Colorado, Cynthia Makris - Singer, Dustin Fitzsimons - Actor.


Hospitals/medical centers in Sterling:

  • NORTHEASTERN COLORADO DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 603 HOLLY DRIVE)
  • NORTHEAST PLAINS HOME HEALTH CARE LLC (Home Health Center, 228 S 3RD STREET #3)
  • STERLING MEDCARE HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, 614 S 10TH AVE)
  • LHS HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE HOSPICE (Hospital, 615 FAIRHURST, P O BOX 3500)
  • STERLING REGIONAL MEDCENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, 615 FAIRHURST ST)
  • DEVONSHIRE ACRES (Nursing Home, 1330 NORTH SIDNEY AVENUE)
  • STERLING LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, 1420 SOUTH 3RD AVENUE)

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Local government website: www.sterlingcolo.com

College/University in Sterling:

  • Northeastern Junior College (Full-time enrollment: 961; Location: 100 College Avenue; Public; Website: www.njc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sterling:

  • University of Northern Colorado (about 81 miles; Greeley, CO; Full-time enrollment: 9,984)
  • Aims Community College (about 84 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 2,152)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 89 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • Colorado State University (about 99 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 22,884)
  • Front Range Community College (about 109 miles; Westminster, CO; FT enrollment: 6,905)
  • University of Colorado Denver (about 111 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 11,267)
  • Regis University (about 113 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 5,233)

Public high schools in Sterling:

Public elementary/middle schools in Sterling:

Private elementary/middle school in Sterling:

  • ST ANTHONY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 182; Location: 324 S 3RD ST; Grades: PK - 8)
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Library in Sterling:

  • STERLING PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $510,285; Location: 420 NORTH FIFTH STREET; 69,121 books; 1,945 audio materials; 1,192 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 3 state licensed databases; 118 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Sterling: Camp Bright (A), Life Care Medical Ambulance (B), Overland Trail Museum (C), Sterling Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sterling include: Overland Trail Park and Museum (1), Columbine Park (2), Cheairs Park (3), Pioneer Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Tourist Information Center (12510 County Road 370) (1), Roundup Music CO (219 North 10th Avenue) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: First Interstate Inn (20930 USHighway 6) (1), Best Western Sundowner (Overland Trail Street Route 1) (2), Fountain Lodge (619 North 3) (3), Country Kitchen (USHighway 6 & # # I76) (4), Crest Motel (516 South Division Avenue) (5), Days Inn (12881 Highway 61) (6), Fireside Inn (229 South Front Street) (7), Blue Bird Inn (300 Iris Drive) (8), Ramada Inn (Us Highway 6 And I76) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Logan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

STERLING COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 355, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BUFFALO HILLS CAMPGROUND (Address: 22018 HWY 6 , Population served: 184, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-17-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-05-1996), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-05-1996)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-1996), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-12-1996)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and SEP-23-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-16-2004), St Compliance achieved (SEP-23-2004)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-09-2002), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-09-2002), St Public Notif received (OCT-16-2002)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-1996, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-1997), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-04-1997)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
KIDZ ARK INC (Address: 17282 CR 32 , Population served: 52, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-18-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-18-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-10-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-21-1998), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-21-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1997 and JUL-08-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-1997)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • NORTH STERLING RES SP SOUTH (Population served: 462, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTH STERLING RES SP NORTH (Population served: 288, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • REATA PETROLEUM CORP, THE (Population served: 262, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RAMADA INN LOGAN INN (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.9%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.9% for Black residents, 44.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.6% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 41.6% for other race residents, 12.9% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.5%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sterling, CO

People in group quarters in Sterling in 2010:

  • 3,224 people in state prisons
  • 391 people in college/university student housing
  • 114 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 51 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 25 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Sterling in 2000:

  • 338 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 188 people in nursing homes
  • 40 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Sterling compared to Colorado state average:

Sterling, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Sterling (2011 data):

  • Bank of Colorado: Sterling Drive Up Branch at 329 W Main Street, branch established on 1995/04/17; Sterling Branch at South 3rd And Ash Street, branch established on 1912/01/01. Info updated 2006/09/15: Bank assets: $2,140.7 mil, Deposits: $1,783.1 mil, headquarters in Fort Collins, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 40 total offices, Holding Company: Pinnacle Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank of the West: Sterling Branch at 130 North Third Street, branch established on 1962/11/16. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Colorado Community Bank: Sterling Branch at 122 West Main Street, branch established on 1996/10/01. Info updated 2010/04/07: Bank assets: $527.8 mil, Deposits: $465.2 mil, headquarters in Yuma, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Washington Investment Company
  • Academy Bank, National Association: Sterling Branch at 1510 West Main Street, branch established on 2005/09/28. Info updated 2008/06/10: Bank assets: $282.1 mil, Deposits: $218.0 mil, headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 54 total offices, Holding Company: Dickinson Financial Corporation Ii
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Sterling Branch at 129 South Third Street, branch established on 1925/02/14. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Equitable Savings and Loan Association: Equitable Savings And Loan Associati at 221 N 3rd St, branch established on 1921/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $181.0 mil, Deposits: $141.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 10 total offices
  • KeyBank National Association: Sterling Branch at 115 N 3rd St, branch established on 2008/02/08. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sterling, Colorado:

  • Best Western Sundowner, Overland TRL St, Sterling, CO 80751 , Phone: (970) 522-6265, Fax: (970) 522-6265
  • Days Inn Of Sterling, 12881 Hwy 6, Sterling, CO 80751 , Phone: (970) 522-1234
  • Sterling Super 8 Motel, 12883 Hwy 61, Sterling, CO 80751 , Phone: (970) 522-0300, Fax: (970) 522-8417
  • Ramada, 22140 E Hwy 6, Sterling, CO 80751 , Phone: (970) 522-2625, Fax: (970) 522-1321
  • Sterling Comfort Inn, 2020 Leisure Ln, Sterling, CO 80751 , Phone: (970) 522-3700, Fax: (970) 522-8100
  • Travelodge, 12881 Hwy 61, Sterling, CO 80751 , Phone: (970) 522-2300, Fax: (970) 522-0736
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sterling, Colorado

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sterling travel time to work - commute


Sterling mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (20%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.33%
Here44.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist Convention
Adherents33.8%12.4%8.1%7.5%6.5%
Congregations12.5%21.9%9.4%3.1%6.3%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USALDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents6.3%4.1%3.9%3.7%13.9%
Congregations3.1%3.1%3.1%3.1%34.4%
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: 4
Logan County:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Logan County:

4.76 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Logan County:

5.8%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Logan County:

21.4%
State:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.8%
State:

9.6%

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
Financial Administration 8$22,612$33,9180$0
Other Government Administration 10$34,288$41,1467$5,314
Judicial and Legal 3$11,989$47,9561$2,595
Police Protection - Officers 19$64,396$40,6710$0
Police - Other 2$4,849$29,0940$0
Firefighters 16$53,333$40,0000$0
Correction 2$5,112$30,6720$0
Streets and Highways 8$19,069$28,6040$0
Airports 1$2,834$34,0080$0
Solid Waste Management 4$9,013$27,0390$0
Sewerage 7$21,784$37,3440$0
Parks and Recreation 12$26,969$26,96945$12,478
Natural Resources 2$4,401$26,4060$0
Water Supply 4$9,086$27,2580$0
Local Libraries 4$11,619$34,8577$7,069
Other and Unallocable 20$54,797$32,8782$2,865
Totals for Government 122$356,151$35,03162$30,321

Sterling government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,627,000 ($110.48)
    Police Protection: $1,469,000 ($99.75)
    Sewerage: $1,285,000 ($87.25)
    General - Other: $1,272,000 ($86.37)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,108,000 ($75.24)
    Water Utilities: $864,000 ($58.67)
    Fire Protection: $855,000 ($58.06)
    Central Staff Services: $558,000 ($37.89)
    Libraries: $329,000 ($22.34)
    Financial Administration: $297,000 ($20.17)
    General Public Buildings: $273,000 ($18.54)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $193,000 ($13.11)
    Air Transportation: $193,000 ($13.11)
    Parking Facilities: $17,000 ($1.15)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $650,000 ($44.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,197,000 ($217.08)

Sterling government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $93,000 ($6.31)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,983,000 ($134.65)
    Parks & Recreation: $132,000 ($8.96)
    All Other: $111,000 ($7.54)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $30,000 ($2.04)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $121,000 ($8.22)
    Housing & Community Development: $27,000 ($1.83)
    Education: $12,000 ($0.81)
    All Other: $3,000 ($0.20)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $641,000 ($43.53)
    Property Sale Other: $78,000 ($5.30)
    Interest Earnings: $52,000 ($3.53)
    Rents: $7,000 ($0.48)
    Special Assessments: $7,000 ($0.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,194,000 ($81.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $561,000 ($38.09)
    Highways: $490,000 ($33.27)
    General Support: $53,000 ($3.60)
    Housing & Community Development: $13,000 ($0.88)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $5,221,000 ($354.52)
    Property: $980,000 ($66.54)
    Public Utilities: $533,000 ($36.19)
    NEC: $109,000 ($7.40)
    Motor Vehicle License: $39,000 ($2.65)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $0 ($0.00)

Sterling government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,034,000 ($613.43)

7.04% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,985 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.04%
Colorado average:

10.77%

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 Weld County, CO  0.62% ($20,976 average AGI)
from Morgan County, CO  0.42% ($27,036)
from Cheyenne County, NE  0.41% ($29,000)


7.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,745 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.32%
Colorado average:

10.03%

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


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Larimer County, CO  0.68% ($36,356 average AGI)
to Weld County, CO  0.66% ($30,068)
to Adams County, CO  0.44% ($31,241)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sterling:

  • KSTC (1230 AM; 1 kW; STERLING, CO; Owner: ARNOLD BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGAB (650 AM; 9 kW; ORCHARD VALLEY, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJJL (1370 AM; 10 kW; CHEYENNE, WY; Owner: CHRISTUS BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sterling:

  • KNNG (104.7 FM; STERLING, CO; Owner: ARNOLD BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KPMX (105.7 FM; STERLING, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K203DD (88.5 FM; STERLING, CO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KBRU-FM (101.7 FM; FORT MORGAN, CO; Owner: ON-AIR FAMILY, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Sterling:

  • KUPN (Channel 3; STERLING, CO; Owner: CHANNEL 20 TV COMPANY)
  • K44FL (Channel 44; STERLING,S.LOGAN CTY, CO; Owner: BOARD OF LOGAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS)
  • K46CY (Channel 46; STERLING, CO; Owner: BOARD OF LOGAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS)
  • K48DQ (Channel 48; STERLING,S.LOGAN CTY, CO; Owner: BOARD OF LOGAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS)
  • K50EE (Channel 50; STERLING,S.LOGAN CTY, CO; Owner: BOARD OF LOGAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS)
  • K52EW (Channel 52; STERLING,S.LOGAN CTY, CO; Owner: BOARD OF LOGAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS)
  • K54GJ (Channel 54; STERLING, CO; Owner: BOARD OF LOGAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS)
  • K56GL (Channel 56; STERLING, ETC., CO; Owner: BOARD OF LOGAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS)
  • K58GH (Channel 58; STERLING, CO; Owner: BOARD OF LOGAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS)
  • K28FW (Channel 28; PEETZ & N. LOGAN CTY, CO; Owner: BOARD OF LOGAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS)
  • K33FI (Channel 33; AKRON, CO; Owner: BOARD OF WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS)
  • K43FS (Channel 43; AKRON, CO; Owner: BOARD OF WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS)
  • K35FI (Channel 35; AKRON, CO; Owner: BOARD OF WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS)
  • K41EV (Channel 41; AKRON, CO; Owner: BOARD OF WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS)
  • K14JZ (Channel 14; PEETZ & N. LOGAN CTY, CO; Owner: BOARD OF LOGAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS)
  • K16EJ (Channel 16; PEETZ & N.LOGAN CTY, CO; Owner: BOARD OF LOGAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS)
  • K18FN (Channel 18; PEETZ & N. LOGAN CTY, CO; Owner: BOARD OF LOGAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS)
  • K20FS (Channel 20; PEETZ & N. LOGAN CTY, CO; Owner: BOARD OF LOGAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS)
  • K26FM (Channel 26; PEETZ & N. LOGAN CTY, CO; Owner: BOARD OF LOGAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS)
  • K30FO (Channel 30; PEETZ & N. LOGAN CTY, CO; Owner: BOARD OF LOGAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS)
  • K32EX (Channel 32; PEETZ & N.LOGAN CTY, CO; Owner: BOARD OF LOGAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


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


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 11
Total length: 102 meters (335ft)
Total average daily traffic: 77,820
Total average daily truck traffic: 15,176

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 5
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Sterling, CO

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sterling)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 116 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sterling, CO)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 124 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sterling)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Sterling)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 30 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 129
  • Hazardous Condition: 121
  • Good Intent Call: 25

Incident types - Sterling


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sterling, CO

Most common first names in Sterling, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John15177.3 years
William10878.8 years
Mary9480.4 years
George7478.3 years
Robert6373.9 years
James5774.5 years
Anna5086.7 years
Henry4881.3 years
Harold4572.7 years
Charles4577.0 years
Most common last names in Sterling, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5079.0 years
Miller3679.5 years
Brown2177.5 years
Amen2080.8 years
Wilson1975.0 years
Wagner1779.6 years
Johnson1783.9 years
Davis1775.6 years
Jones1675.2 years
Jackson1674.3 years
Businesses in Sterling, CO
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Maurices1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Arby's1Nike3
Best Western1Payless1
Big O Tires1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Quiznos1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Curves1Ramada1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx2Sears1
H&R Block1Super 81
Home Depot1Travelodge1
JCPenney1U-Haul3
Jones New York1UPS4
KFC1Vans1
La-Z-Boy1Village Inn1
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
Long John Silver's1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets4Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Sterling, CO


Sterling on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Data processing and other information services (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Data processing and other information services"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average wind speeds (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and related occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 (80751) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of German Russian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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  • Toby E. Graham (2)
  • Michael Werner (1)
  • Victor Lee Wisdom (1)
  • Michael Lavern Hickam (1)
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