Sterling, Colorado

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Population in 2017: 13,961 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +22.9%
Males: 7,577  (54.3%)
Females: 6,384  (45.7%)
Median resident age:

34.7 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 80751.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,028 (it was $27,337 in 2000)
Sterling:

$40,028
CO:

$69,117

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,103 (it was $15,287 in 2000)

Sterling city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $165,188 (it was $75,800 in 2000)
Sterling:

$165,188
CO:

$348,900

Median gross rent in 2017: $823.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sterling: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.4%
(16.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.0% for Black residents, 29.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 46.8% for American Indian residents, 43.0% for other race residents, 24.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Sterling, CO (2017)
    • 10,54272.1%White alone
    • 2,81919.3%Hispanic
    • 4483.1%Black alone
    • 3952.7%American Indian alone
    • 2221.5%Asian alone
    • 1551.1%Two or more races
    • 170.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there were 92 registered sex offenders living in Sterling, Colorado as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sterling is 157 to 1.


Crime rates in Sterling by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.2)
1
(7.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(31.0)
4
(31.2)
7
(55.8)
6
(46.4)
5
(39.1)
16
(127.8)
3
(20.0)
3
(20.1)
17
(115.7)
25
(171.4)
28
(192.1)
22
(156.2)
14
(100.3)
23
(165.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(31.0)
1
(7.8)
4
(31.9)
1
(7.7)
1
(7.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(20.1)
1
(6.8)
5
(34.3)
4
(27.4)
2
(14.2)
3
(21.5)
2
(14.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
36
(278.9)
24
(187.1)
22
(175.3)
27
(208.8)
43
(335.9)
45
(359.5)
13
(86.5)
24
(160.8)
9
(61.3)
29
(198.8)
31
(212.7)
23
(163.3)
43
(308.1)
62
(445.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
77
(596.6)
158
(1,232)
73
(581.7)
72
(556.8)
74
(578.1)
120
(958.7)
90
(598.6)
110
(736.8)
115
(782.8)
60
(411.4)
77
(528.3)
91
(646.0)
84
(601.9)
74
(531.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
277
(2,146)
275
(2,144)
260
(2,072)
267
(2,065)
249
(1,945)
290
(2,317)
254
(1,690)
310
(2,076)
354
(2,410)
369
(2,530)
458
(3,143)
375
(2,662)
349
(2,501)
381
(2,735)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
21
(162.7)
19
(148.1)
22
(175.3)
14
(108.3)
12
(93.8)
19
(151.8)
9
(59.9)
11
(73.7)
11
(74.9)
17
(116.6)
20
(137.2)
29
(205.9)
20
(143.3)
32
(229.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(38.7)
3
(23.4)
4
(31.9)
9
(69.6)
6
(46.9)
2
(16.0)
3
(20.0)
1
(6.7)
2
(13.6)
0
(0.0)
4
(27.4)
5
(35.5)
4
(28.7)
3
(21.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)230.5248.5226.9211.4226.6346.1147.5208.2264.1353.9378.1330.0316.3404.8

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City-data.com crime index in Sterling, CO

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 28 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
Colorado average:

2.17
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Ancestries: German (23.6%), American (7.4%), English (4.4%), Irish (3.9%), European (3.4%), Italian (2.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 12/3/1884

Elevation: 3939 feet

Land area: 6.87 square miles.

Population density: 2,032 people per square mile   (low).

Sterling, Colorado map

652 residents are foreign born (3.9% Latin America).

This city:

4.5%
Colorado:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $821 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $754 (0.5%)

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)

Latitude: 40.63 N, Longitude: 103.21 W

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

Daytime population change due to commuting: +511 (+3.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,031 (72.4%)

Area code: 970

Distribution of median household income in Sterling, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sterling, CO in 2017
Sterling satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.7%
Colorado:

3.0%
Historical population in Sterling, CO
Historical housing units in Sterling, CO
Most common industries in Sterling, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Public administration (8.5%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (4.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.1%)
  • Public administration (11.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Truck transportation (4.1%)
  • Health care (4.0%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (14.8%)
  • Health care (13.4%)
  • Educational services (12.2%)
  • Social assistance (6.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.6%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (5.3%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Sterling, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.8%)
  • Construction laborers (4.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.9%)
  • Child care workers (4.5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.3%)

Average climate in Sterling, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Sterling, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index
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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 Sterling 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 the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 286.3 miles away from Sterling 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 (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sterling topographic map

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)
  • DEVONSHIRE ACRES (1330 NORTH SIDNEY AVENUE)
  • STERLING LIVING CENTER (1420 SOUTH 3RD AVENUE)
  • 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)

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 school in Sterling:

Public elementary/middle schools in Sterling:

  • STERLING MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 503, Location: 1177 PAWNEE STREET, Grades: 6-8)
  • AYRES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 467, Location: 1812 ROBIN ROAD, Grades: KG-2)
  • CAMPBELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 902 CLARK, Grades: 3-5)

Private elementary/middle school in Sterling:

  • ST ANTHONY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 177, 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)

Points of interest:

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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 US Highway 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

Birthplace of: Don Marostica - Politician, Frederick Libby - World War I flying ace, Donald G. Brotzman - Congressman for Colorado, Cynthia Makris - Singer, Dustin Fitzsimons - Actor.

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:

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Sterling:

Marital status in Sterling, CO
  • Never married: 40.5%
  • Now married: 38.7%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

For population 25 years and over in Sterling:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Colorado average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Sterling
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sterling, CO (based on Logan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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
This county:

4.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

5.8%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Logan County:

21.4%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.8%
Colorado:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.2%
Colorado:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.5%
State:

46.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Sterling:

22.0%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sterling:

11.2%
Colorado:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Sterling:

6.8
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.2%
Colorado:

33.3%

General health condition:
Here:

54.2%
Colorado:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Sterling:

77.4%
State:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sterling, CO Residents
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
Firefighters 23$76,933$40,1394$4,975
Other and Unallocable 20$63,705$38,2232$1,587
Police Protection - Officers 19$74,489$47,0460$0
Parks and Recreation 16$40,776$30,58248$13,012
Streets and Highways 8$22,847$34,2710$0
Other Government Administration 7$30,799$52,7987$2,400
Sewerage 6$18,266$36,5320$0
Financial Administration 5$17,260$41,4241$1,377
Water Supply 5$14,975$35,9400$0
Local Libraries 4$12,367$37,1018$8,648
Solid Waste Management 4$9,174$27,5220$0
Judicial and Legal 3$9,059$36,2360$0
Police - Other 3$8,802$35,2082$4,147
Natural Resources 2$4,666$27,9960$0
Airports 1$3,140$37,6801$423
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 1$1,196
Totals for Government 126$407,258$38,78674$37,765

Sterling government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $9,502,000 ($680.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,001,000 ($71.70)
    Regular Highways: $937,000 ($67.12)
    Sewerage: $917,000 ($65.68)
    Libraries: $204,000 ($14.61)
    Air Transportation: $55,000 ($3.94)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $6,731,000 ($482.13)
    General - Other: $2,880,000 ($206.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,622,000 ($116.18)
    Police Protection: $1,395,000 ($99.92)
    General Public Buildings: $1,280,000 ($91.68)
    Sewerage: $1,191,000 ($85.31)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,120,000 ($80.22)
    Central Staff Services: $928,000 ($66.47)
    Regular Highways: $779,000 ($55.80)
    Libraries: $471,000 ($33.74)
    Financial Administration: $401,000 ($28.72)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $364,000 ($26.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $336,000 ($24.07)
    Air Transportation: $325,000 ($23.28)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $201,000 ($14.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $319,000 ($22.85)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $258,000 ($18.48)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $229,000 ($16.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $216,000 ($15.47)
    Local Fire Protection: $67,000 ($4.80)
    Police Protection: $49,000 ($3.51)
    Regular Highways: $16,000 ($1.15)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($0.86)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($0.43)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,320,000 ($381.06)

Sterling government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,759,000 ($125.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $462,000 ($33.09)
    Other: $299,000 ($21.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $222,000 ($15.90)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $48,000 ($3.44)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $52,000 ($3.72)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $576,000 ($41.26)
    Education: $276,000 ($19.77)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $29,923,000 ($2143.33)
    Fines and Forfeits: $137,000 ($9.81)
    Rents: $61,000 ($4.37)
    Donations From Private Sources: $35,000 ($2.51)
    Interest Earnings: $26,000 ($1.86)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,321,000 ($309.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $364,000 ($26.07)
    Other: $39,000 ($2.79)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,655,000 ($476.69)
    Property: $1,029,000 ($73.71)
    Public Utilities Sales: $686,000 ($49.14)
    Other License: $276,000 ($19.77)
    Other: $255,000 ($18.27)
    Severance: $48,000 ($3.44)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $15,000 ($1.07)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $7,000 ($0.50)

Sterling government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,105,000 ($2299.62)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,809,000 ($2135.16)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,980,000 ($571.59)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,684,000 ($407.13)

Sterling government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,914,000 ($781.75)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,553,000 ($827.52)

6.43% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($53,330 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
Colorado average:

10.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Weld County, CO  0.51% ($40,889 average AGI)
from Morgan County, CO  0.50% ($35,486)
from Larimer County, CO  0.30% ($34,524)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Sterling fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 40Number of bridges
  • 371ft / 113mTotal length
  • 131,803Total average daily traffic
  • 21,877Total average daily truck traffic
  • 139,383Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sterling, CO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 141990-1999
  • 92000-2009
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: 140 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sterling, CO)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 62 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (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: 129 (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: 28 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 88. The highest number of fire incidents - 133 took place in 2008, and the least - 21 in 2018. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Sterling, CO When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (62.0%), and Structure Fires (22.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sterling, CO
    • 81862.0%Outside Fires
    • 29822.6%Structure Fires
    • 17413.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 302.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sterling, CO

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sterling, Colorado:

  • Best Western Sundowner, Overland TRL St, Sterling, Colorado 80751 , Phone: (970) 522-6265, Fax: (970) 522-6265
  • Sterling Super 8 Motel, 12883 Hwy 61, Sterling, Colorado 80751 , Phone: (970) 522-0300, Fax: (970) 522-8417
  • Ramada, 22140 E Hwy 6, Sterling, Colorado 80751 , Phone: (970) 522-2625, Fax: (970) 522-1321
  • Sterling Comfort Inn, 2020 Leisure Ln, Sterling, Colorado 80751 , Phone: (970) 522-3700, Fax: (970) 522-8100
  • Travelodge, 12881 Hwy 61, Sterling, Colorado 80751 , Phone: (970) 522-2300, Fax: (970) 522-0736
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 1555 E Chestnut St, Sterling, Colorado 80751 , Phone: (970) 425-7414
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sterling, Colorado
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sterling, CO
  • 85.2%Utility gas
  • 12.8%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sterling, CO
  • 61.8%Utility gas
  • 36.0%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Wood


Sterling compared to Colorado state average:

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

Sterling on our top lists:

  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: retail trade (population 5,000+)"
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