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 2012: $58,957 (it was $49,167 in 2000)
Sterling:

$58,957
CT:

$67,276
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,061 (it was $19,679 in 2000)

Sterling town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $201,157 (it was $117,300 in 2000)
Sterling:

$201,157
CT:

$267,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $243,937; Detached houses: $253,927; In 2-unit structures: $159,700; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $247,982; Mobile homes: $117,721
Sterling races chart
  • White alone - 3,647 (95.2%)
  • Hispanic - 52 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 49 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 32 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 30 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 18 (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.03%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.03%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sterling: 223.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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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,CT real estate house value index trend

Sterling, Connecticut map

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

For population 15 years and over in Sterling town:

  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 58.3%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

49 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.6%
Connecticut:  13.8%



According to our research of Connecticut and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Sterling, Connecticut as of March 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sterling to the number of sex offenders is 1,878 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Sterling town:  1.4% ($1,610)
Connecticut:  1.8% ($2,961)
Sterling satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.72 N, Longitude: 71.82 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 860

Sterling household income distribution Sterling home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.4%
Connecticut:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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

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

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 near Connecticut state average. It is 89% 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 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, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 214.4 miles away from Sterling 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 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
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 49.7 miles away from Sterling center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 240.2 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 (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Blizzards: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Snows: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sterling topographic map

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

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)

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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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 90.4. This is worse than average.

City:

90.4
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 10.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.1
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.41. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.41
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.73
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.0187. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0187
U.S.:

0.0147

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%

Sterling compared to Connecticut state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (75%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sterling town (based on Windham County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.16%
Here: 49.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents77.3%6.2%2.7%2.4%2.0%
Congregations24.2%15.8%11.6%7.4%5.3%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaJewishAssemblies of God The Evangelical Covenant ChurchOther
Adherents1.6%1.5%1.1%1.0%4.2%
Congregations3.2%2.1%3.2%1.1%26.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 19
Windham County:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

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

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
This county:

18.7%
State:

15.8%

4.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,743 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
Connecticut average:

4.33%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($402 average AGI)
Windham County:

0.07%
Connecticut average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from New London County, CT  1.20% ($34,002 average AGI)
from Tolland County, CT  0.72% ($35,518)
from Worcester County, MA  0.38% ($41,393)


5.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,693 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
Connecticut average:

4.84%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($177 average AGI)
Windham County:

0.05%
Connecticut average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to New London County, CT  1.22% ($36,959 average AGI)
to Tolland County, CT  0.68% ($39,210)
to Hartford County, CT  0.43% ($33,949)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Sterling, Connecticut:
  • Fatal accident count: 12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 14
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 9
  • Fatalities: 14
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 26
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Connecticut average:
  • Fatal accident count: 105
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 153
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 44
  • Fatalities: 113
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 252
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 10
See more detailed statistics of Sterling fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 12 meters (39ft)
Total costs: $20,000
Total average daily traffic: 16,225
Total average daily truck traffic: 610
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 8,113

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 4
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 2
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 Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private 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
    Registrant: Phone: (203) 566-7246
  • Ekonk Hill 389 Ekonk Hill Rd (Lat: 41.663694 Lon: -71.848944), Overall height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WPNB736
    Assigned Frequencies: 6835.00 MHz, 6745.00 MHz, 6855.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/08/2011, Expiration Date: 12/03/2021
    Registrant: Phone: (860) 685-8280

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, 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:

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  • Call Sign: N1NNQ, Licensee ID: L00540559
    Grant Date: 07/02/2002, Expiration Date: 09/29/2012
    Registrant: Leo A Kolek, 77 River Rd, Sterling, CT 06377
  • Call Sign: WA1GWP
    Grant Date: 02/07/1989, Expiration Date: 02/07/1999, Cancellation Date: 02/08/2001
    Registrant: Skeet L Gray, Rt 14 Box 201, Sterling, CT 06377
  • Call Sign: KB1YZJ, Licensee ID: L01750660
    Grant Date: 12/04/2012, Expiration Date: 12/04/2022, Certifier: Denny D Lecompte
    Registrant: Denny D Lecompte, 84 Saw Mill Hill Rd, Sterling, CT 06377
  • Call Sign: KB1YZM, Licensee ID: L01750663
    Grant Date: 12/04/2012, Expiration Date: 12/04/2022, Certifier: David B Lecompte
    Registrant: David B Lecompte, Sterling, CT 06377
  • Call Sign: KB1ZJP, Licensee ID: L01769104
    Grant Date: 02/26/2013, Expiration Date: 02/26/2023, Certifier: Craig A Hopps
    Registrant: Craig A Hopps, 148 Pine Hill Rd, Sterling, CT 06377

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 13
  • Hazardous Condition: 6

Incident types - Sterling

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

Sterling on our top lists:

  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Office supplies and stationery stores"
  • #49 (06377) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of New Zealander first ancestries"
  • #89 (06377) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French Canadian first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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Total of 12 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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