Sterling, Connecticut

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Population in 2010: 3,830.
Population change since 2000: +23.6%
Males: 1,975  (51.6%)
Females: 1,855  (48.4%)
Median resident age:

38.5 years
Connecticut median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 06377.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $67,684 (it was $49,167 in 2000)
Sterling:

$67,684
CT:

$78,833

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $31,519 (it was $19,679 in 2000)

Sterling town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $212,837 (it was $117,300 in 2000)
Sterling:

$212,837
CT:

$280,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $228,485; detached houses: $238,965; townhouses or other attached units: $201,179; in 2-unit structures: $139,603; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $141,732; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $93,346; mobile homes: $161,263
March 2019 cost of living index in Sterling: 116.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Sterling, CT (2010)
    • 3,64795.2%White alone
    • 521.4%Hispanic
    • 491.3%Two or more races
    • 320.8%American Indian alone
    • 300.8%Asian alone
    • 180.5%Black alone
    • 10.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.03%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Connecticut and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Sterling, Connecticut as of October 21, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sterling is 638 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: French (22.4%), English (18.7%), French Canadian (16.2%), Irish (14.8%), Italian (10.4%), German (10.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 05/04/1794

Elevation: 300 feet

Land area: 27.2 square miles.

Population density: 141 people per square mile   (very low).

Sterling, Connecticut map

49 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.6%
Connecticut:

10.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Sterling town:

1.4% ($1,610)
Connecticut:

1.8% ($2,961)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cranston, RI (19.1 miles , pop. 79,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (56.1 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (122.7 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Moosup, CT (1.8 miles ),
Greene, RI (2.0 miles ),
Plainfield, CT (2.2 miles ),
Wauregan, CT (2.3 miles ),
Plainfield Village, CT (2.5 miles ),
Foster Center, RI (2.6 miles ),
East Brooklyn, CT (2.6 miles ),
Foster, RI (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 41.72 N, Longitude: 71.82 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 860

Distribution of median household income in Sterling, CT in 2019
Sterling satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 24 buildings, average cost: $59,900
  • 1998: 22 buildings, average cost: $65,400
  • 1999: 25 buildings, average cost: $71,300
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2001: 18 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 2002: 28 buildings, average cost: $89,500
  • 2003: 37 buildings, average cost: $106,400
  • 2004: 49 buildings, average cost: $117,200
  • 2005: 49 buildings, average cost: $169,000
  • 2006: 41 buildings, average cost: $202,900
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $177,800
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $170,800
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $190,000
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $145,700
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $93,900
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $119,100
  • 2018: 11 buildings, average cost: $140,600
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Sterling, CT residents
Average permit cost in Sterling, CT
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.0%
Connecticut:

7.7%
Unemployment by year
Most common industries in Sterling, CT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Construction (8.2%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.2%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (12.7%)
  • Health care (12.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.6%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Sterling, CT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.3%)
  • Construction laborers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)

Average climate in Sterling, Connecticut

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sterling, Connecticut average temperatures Sterling, Connecticut average precipitation Sterling, Connecticut humidity Sterling, Connecticut wind speed Sterling, Connecticut snowfall Sterling, Connecticut sunshine Sterling, Connecticut clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.2. This is about average.

City:

70.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.203. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.203
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2017 was 6.05. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.05
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.272. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.272
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.31. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.31
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.0162. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0162
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Sterling-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Connecticut state average. It is 40% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 43.2 miles away from the Sterling town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1979, a category F4 tornado 45.5 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sterling-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Connecticut state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 200.9 miles away from Sterling center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 215.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 214.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 123.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 142.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 196.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Windham County (24) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 11

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Snowstorms: 4, Blizzards: 3, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sterling topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sterling:

  • WOODPECKER HILL HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; GREENE, RI)
  • VILLAGE MANOR HEALTH CARE INC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PLAINFIELD, CT)
  • VILLA MARIA NURSING AND REHAB COMMUNITY, INC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PLAINFIELD, CT)
  • REGENCY HEIGHTS OF DANIELSON, LLC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DANIELSON, CT)
  • ALPINE NURSING HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; COVENTRY, RI)
  • PIERCE MEM BAPTIST HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BROOKLYN, CT)
  • NANCY ANN NURSING HOME, INC. (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; FOSTER, RI)

Heliports located in Sterling:

Amtrak station near Sterling:

  • 20 miles: FOXWOOD CASINO (LEDYARD, ROUTE 2) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sterling:

  • New England Institute of Technology (about 17 miles; East Greenwich, RI; Full-time enrollment: 3,183)
  • Community College of Rhode Island (about 18 miles; Warwick, RI; FT enrollment: 10,500)
  • Rhode Island College (about 21 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 7,189)
  • Bryant University (about 21 miles; Smithfield, RI; FT enrollment: 3,440)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 21 miles; Norwich, CT; FT enrollment: 2,897)
  • Eastern Connecticut State University (about 21 miles; Willimantic, CT; FT enrollment: 4,985)
  • Providence College (about 22 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 4,312)

Public elementary/middle school in Sterling:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sterling: Hungry Hill (A), Silver Ridge Campground (B), River Bend Campground (C), Sterling Pound (D), Sterling Park Campground (E), Sterling Public Library (F), Sterling Volunteer Fire Department Station 67 (G), Oneco Fire Department Station 68 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sterling include: Line Baptist Church (A), Oneco United Methodist Church (B), Sterling Hill Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cedar Swamp Cemetery (1), Gallups Cemetery (2), Riverside Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Porter Pond (A), Oneco Pond (B), Sterling Pond (C), Ross Management Area Pond (D), Cedar Swamp (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Quanduck Brook (A), Rounds Brook (B), Browns Brook (C), Cedar Swamp Brook (D), Crooked Brook (E), Vaughn Brook (F), Titus Brook (G), Dixon Brook (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Sterling: Sterling Hill Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Allen Cleveland Lewis - Philanthropist, Charles Dow - (born 1851), journalist, economist.

Windham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

WEIDELES PIZZA & PUB (ONECO COMMONS) (Population served: 37, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-22-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-30-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-30-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2011)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-29-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-13-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-29-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-13-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In MAY-28-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-23-2010), St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-30-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

2.8 people
Connecticut:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

75.3%
Whole state:

66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

9.8%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

6.0%
Whole state:

7.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.8%
Whole state:

3.9%

For population 15 years and over in Sterling:

Marital status in Sterling, CT
  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 58.3%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

For population 25 years and over in Sterling:

  • High school or higher: 79.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Connecticut average:

12.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sterling, CT (based on Windham County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic41,70018
Mainline Protestant6,33039
Evangelical Protestant4,49537
Other1,11912
Orthodox2052
Black Protestant1801
None64,399-
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: 19
Windham County:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Windham County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Here:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 36
Here:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 79
Here:

6.76 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Connecticut:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Windham County:

26.6%
Connecticut:

21.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Windham County:

18.7%
Connecticut:

15.8%

5.08% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,176 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.08%
Connecticut average:

4.51%

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 New London County, CT  1.08% ($38,333 average AGI)
from Tolland County, CT  0.72% ($45,753)
from Worcester County, MA  0.62% ($55,716)


5.59% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,612 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
Connecticut average:

5.34%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to New London County, CT  1.23% ($39,711 average AGI)
to Tolland County, CT  0.67% ($45,733)
to Hartford County, CT  0.43% ($37,606)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sterling:

  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WINY (1350 AM; 5 kW; PUTNAM, CT; Owner: OSBREY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WRNI (1290 AM; 10 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WRNI FOUNDATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WICH (1310 AM; 5 kW; NORWICH, CT; Owner: WICH, INCORPORATED)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sterling:

  • WWRX-FM (103.7 FM; WESTERLY, RI; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WSKO-FM (99.7 FM; WAKEFIELD-PEACEDALE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHJM (107.7 FM; PAWCATUCK, CT; Owner: FULLER BROADCASTING INTERNATIONAL, LLC)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WILI-FM (98.3 FM; WILLIMANTIC, CT; Owner: NUTMEG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBVC (91.1 FM; POMFRET, CT; Owner: POMFRET SCHOOL)
  • WBMW (106.5 FM; LEDYARD, CT; Owner: RED WOLF BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWKX (106.3 FM; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRIU (90.3 FM; KINGSTON, RI; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND)
  • WHUS (91.7 FM; STORRS, CT; Owner: THE BD. OF TRUSTEES, THE UNIV. OF CT)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWFX (100.1 FM; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WECS (90.1 FM; WILLIMANTIC, CT; Owner: EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE COLLEGE)
  • WCTY (97.7 FM; NORWICH, CT; Owner: WICH, INC.)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Sterling:

  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WEDN (Channel 53; NORWICH, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
Sterling fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Sterling fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 9.4mTotal length
  • $12,100,000Total costs
  • 12,659Total average daily traffic
  • 493Total average daily truck traffic
  • 18,810Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sterling, CT - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 11980-1989
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sterling, CT

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sterling)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Sterling, CT)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, Ekonk Hill (Lat: 41.663694 Lon: -71.848944), Structure height: 19.2 m, Overall height: 34.4 m, Call Sign: WNEV794,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2131.60 MHz, 2144.40 MHz, Grant Date: 07/08/1993, Expiration Date: 07/08/1998, Phone: (203) 566-7246
  • EKONK HILL, Ekonk Hill 389 Ekonk Hill Rd (Lat: 41.663722 Lon: -71.848972), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WPNB736,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6835.00 MHz, 6745.00 MHz, 6855.00 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6286.19 MHz... (+16 more), Grant Date: 11/08/2011, Expiration Date: 12/03/2021, Registrant: State Of Connecticut, 1111 Country Club Road, Middletown, CT 06457, Phone: (860) 685-8280, Fax: (860) 685-8345, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • Ekonk Hill (Lat: 41.662306 Lon: -71.847000), Overall height: 64.9 m, Call Sign: KNKL830,
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.487 MHz, Grant Date: 04/27/1999, Expiration Date: 06/15/2008, Cancellation Date: 11/02/2004, Certifier: William Buxbaum, Registrant: Network Services, LLC Debtor-In-Possession, 525 South Douglas Street, El Segundo, CA 90245, Phone: (310) 615-6523, Fax: (310) 615-6581, Email:
  • Ekonk Hill Road 2.5 Miles South Of County Rt 14 On Rt 49 (Lat: 41.662306 Lon: -71.847000), Call Sign: KNKM829, Licensee ID: L01422065,
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.862 MHz, Grant Date: 08/12/2008, Expiration Date: 07/01/2018, Cancellation Date: 01/28/2014, Certifier: Shawn E Endsley, Registrant: Usa Mobility Wireless, Inc., 3000 Technology Dr. #400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-0000, Fax: (972) 801-1699, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sterling)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 38692, N38692, N-38692, Serial Number: 28-7725263, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 07/19/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 12/07/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Stephen C Carroll, 6 Easy St, Sterling, CT 06377

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 22. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 40 took place in 2013, and the least - 3 in 2017. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Sterling, CT When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (51.9%), and Outside Fires (33.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sterling, CT
    • 19251.9%Structure Fires
    • 12433.5%Outside Fires
    • 308.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 246.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sterling, CT
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sterling, CT
  • 75.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.0%Wood
  • 7.8%Electricity
  • 5.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sterling, CT
  • 75.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 19.5%Electricity
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.5%Utility gas


Sterling compared to Connecticut state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 4 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • James Shaw (10)
  • Richard D. Ahern, Jr. (2)
  • Donald P. Magrey (1)

Total of 13 patent applications in 2008-2021.