Sterling, Colorado

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Population in 2013: 14,637 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +28.8%
Males: 8,004  (54.7%)
Females: 6,633  (45.3%)
Median resident age:  33.9 years
Colorado median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 80751.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,325 (it was $27,337 in 2000)
Sterling:

$35,325
CO:

$58,823

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,741 (it was $15,287 in 2000)

Sterling city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $97,646 (it was $75,800 in 2000)
Sterling:

$97,646
CO:

$240,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $649.

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  • Races in Sterling, CO (2013)

    Sterling races chart
    • 10,99672.6%White alone
    • 3,37122.3%Hispanic
    • 2621.7%Black alone
    • 1691.1%Two or more races
    • 1531.0%American Indian alone
    • 1310.9%Asian alone
    • 110.07%Other race alone
    • 80.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Sterling detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Sterling: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.9%), Irish (8.7%), English (7.4%), United States (4.2%), Norwegian (2.4%), French (2.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 12/3/1884

Elevation: 3939 feet

Land area: 6.87 square miles.

Population density: 2,130 people per square mile   (low).

Sterling,CO real estate house value index trend

Sterling, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Sterling:

  • High school or higher: 84.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sterling city:

  • Never married: 39.1%
  • Now married: 40.1%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

1,232 residents are foreign born (6.8% Latin America).

This city:

8.3%
Colorado:

9.5%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there were 33 registered sex offenders living in Sterling, Colorado as of September 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sterling to the number of sex offenders is 446 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $686 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $630 (0.6%)

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
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $66,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $102,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

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: +1,156 (+7.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,342 (67.5%)

Area code: 970

Sterling household income distribution Sterling home values distribution

Crime rates in Sterling by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0001000000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.07.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.06.70.0
Rapes 6411644765163317
per 100,000 51.433.684.446.431.031.255.846.439.1127.820.020.1115.7
Robberies 0114414110031
per 100,000 0.08.47.730.931.07.831.97.77.80.00.020.16.8
Assaults 2027272536242227434513249
per 100,000 171.4226.8207.2193.4278.9187.1175.3208.8335.9359.586.5160.861.3
Burglaries 8312878757715873727412090110115
per 100,000 711.31,075.4598.6580.2596.61,231.8581.7556.8578.1958.7598.6736.8782.8
Thefts 473456360293277275260267249290254310354
per 100,000 4,053.83,831.02,762.92,266.62,146.32,143.92,071.92,064.61,945.32,316.81,689.52,076.52,409.8
Auto thefts 162342221192214121991111
per 100,000 137.1193.230.7170.2162.7148.1175.3108.393.8151.859.973.774.9
Arson 61294534962312
per 100,000 51.4100.869.130.938.723.431.969.646.916.020.06.713.6
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 297.2317.5265.1244.5229.6247.6226.0210.6225.7344.8147.0207.4263.0

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Sterling detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 25 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.36
Colorado average:

2.28
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.6%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Sterling: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Sterling, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sterling-area historical tornado activity is above Colorado state average. It is 17% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Sterling-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Colorado state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 466.5 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 172.8 miles away from Sterling center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 591.1 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 285.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 269.7 miles away from Sterling center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 286.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sterling topographic map

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 and medical centers in Sterling:

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

Airports and heliports located in Sterling:

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College/University in Sterling:

  • Northeastern Junior College (Full-time enrollment: 1,337; Location: 100 College Avenue; Public; Website: www.njc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sterling:

  • University of Northern Colorado (about 80 miles; Greeley, CO; Full-time enrollment: 11,469)
  • Aims Community College (about 83 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 3,598)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 89 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (about 99 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 25,099)
  • Community College of Aurora (about 105 miles; Aurora, CO; FT enrollment: 4,730)
  • Front Range Community College (about 109 miles; Westminster, CO; FT enrollment: 14,756)
  • Regis University (about 113 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 6,975)

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)
See full list of schools located in Sterling

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Sterling and their reported violations in the past:

REATA PETROLEUM CORP THE (Population served: 262, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-11-2011), St Boil Water Order (APR-11-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-11-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-12-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-19-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
NORTHEASTERN 18 (Population served: 142, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
BUFFALO HILLS CG (Population served: 96, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-28-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-02-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-02-2012)
  • 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), St Compliance achieved (JAN-11-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2014 and SEP-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-02-2014), St Public Notif requested (SEP-02-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-15-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-15-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-02-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-09-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-09-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2008)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 67 regular monitoring violations

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.6%
(18.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.2% for Black residents, 41.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.9% for American Indian residents, 33.1% for other race residents, 8.4% 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

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, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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Sterling compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly 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.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Colorado average:

11.4

Sterling travel time to work - commute Sterling mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,1363
Mainline Protestant2,56013
Evangelical Protestant2,18618
Other5551
None14,272-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Logan County:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.8%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Logan County:

21.4%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.8%
State:

9.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$17,260$41,4241$1,377
Other Government Administration 7$30,799$52,7987$2,400
Judicial and Legal 3$9,059$36,2360$0
Police Protection - Officers 19$74,489$47,0460$0
Police - Other 3$8,802$35,2082$4,147
Firefighters 23$76,933$40,1394$4,975
Fire - Other 0$0 1$1,196
Streets and Highways 8$22,847$34,2710$0
Airports 1$3,140$37,6801$423
Solid Waste Management 4$9,174$27,5220$0
Sewerage 6$18,266$36,5320$0
Parks and Recreation 16$40,776$30,58248$13,012
Natural Resources 2$4,666$27,9960$0
Water Supply 5$14,975$35,9400$0
Local Libraries 4$12,367$37,1018$8,648
Other and Unallocable 20$63,705$38,2232$1,587
Totals for Government 126$407,258$38,78674$37,765

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,627,000 ($111.16)
    Police Protection: $1,469,000 ($100.36)
    Sewerage: $1,285,000 ($87.79)
    General - Other: $1,272,000 ($86.90)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,108,000 ($75.70)
    Water Utilities: $864,000 ($59.03)
    Fire Protection: $855,000 ($58.41)
    Central Staff Services: $558,000 ($38.12)
    Libraries: $329,000 ($22.48)
    Financial Administration: $297,000 ($20.29)
    General Public Buildings: $273,000 ($18.65)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $193,000 ($13.19)
    Air Transportation: $193,000 ($13.19)
    Parking Facilities: $17,000 ($1.16)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $650,000 ($44.41)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,197,000 ($218.42)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $93,000 ($6.35)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,983,000 ($135.48)
    Parks & Recreation: $132,000 ($9.02)
    All Other: $111,000 ($7.58)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $30,000 ($2.05)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $121,000 ($8.27)
    Housing & Community Development: $27,000 ($1.84)
    Education: $12,000 ($0.82)
    All Other: $3,000 ($0.20)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $641,000 ($43.79)
    Property Sale Other: $78,000 ($5.33)
    Interest Earnings: $52,000 ($3.55)
    Rents: $7,000 ($0.48)
    Special Assessments: $7,000 ($0.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,194,000 ($81.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $561,000 ($38.33)
    Highways: $490,000 ($33.48)
    General Support: $53,000 ($3.62)
    Housing & Community Development: $13,000 ($0.89)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $5,221,000 ($356.70)
    Property: $980,000 ($66.95)
    Public Utilities: $533,000 ($36.41)
    NEC: $109,000 ($7.45)
    Motor Vehicle License: $39,000 ($2.66)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,034,000 ($617.20)

5.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,906 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
Colorado average:

9.68%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Weld County, CO  0.44% ($37,567 average AGI)
from Larimer County, CO  0.38% ($21,385)
from Morgan County, CO  0.36% ($28,600)


6.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,717 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
Colorado average:

9.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Weld County, CO  0.71% ($37,143 average AGI)
to Larimer County, CO  0.61% ($26,929)
to Morgan County, CO  0.42% ($31,138)

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 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 102m335ftTotal length
  • 77,820Total average daily traffic
  • 15,176Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 51990-1999
  • 12000-2009
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-Eleven1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's1
Best Western1Nike3
Big O Tires1Payless1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Quiznos1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Curves1Ramada1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx2Sears1
Ford1Super 81
H&R Block1Travelodge1
Home Depot1U-Haul3
JCPenney1UPS4
Jones New York1Vans1
KFC1Village Inn1
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1

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  • #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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