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Population in 2012: 15,243 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.3%
 

Males: 7,305  (47.9%)
Females: 7,938  (52.1%)

Median resident age:  37.3 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 61037.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,549 (it was $37,664 in 2000)
Sterling:

$38,549
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,909

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $76,985 (it was $70,700 in 2000)
Sterling:

$76,985
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $102,600; Detached houses: $102,377; Townhouses or other attached units: $151,498; In 2-unit structures: $128,231; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $83,807; Mobile homes: $16,761

Median gross rent in 2012: $630.

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  • White alone - 11,105 (72.3%)
  • Hispanic - 3,672 (23.9%)
  • Black alone - 305 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 162 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 101 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 22 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sterling: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.8%), Irish (13.4%), English (6.3%), United States (5.8%), Italian (2.5%), Swedish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/02/1884

Elevation: 660 feet

Land area: 4.67 square miles.

Population density: 3,263 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Sterling:

  • High school or higher: 81.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sterling city:

  • Never married: 28.1%
  • Now married: 46.9%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

737 residents are foreign born (0.9% Europe, 0.5% Asia).

This city:  4.8%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 42 registered sex offenders living in Sterling, Illinois as of September 17, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sterling to the number of sex offenders is 363 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,152 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,507 (1.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rockford, IL (45.8 miles , pop. 150,115).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (89.7 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (103.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Rock Falls, IL (1.2 miles ), Como, IL (2.1 miles ), Nelson, IL (2.1 miles) , Harmon, IL (3.0 miles) , Coleta, IL (3.1 miles) , Dixon, IL (3.4 miles ), Milledgeville, IL (3.5 miles ), Tampico, IL (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $103,800
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $78,500
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $135,300
  • 2000: 25 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $67,000
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $95,100
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $108,100
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $76,100
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $190,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $148,400
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $202,000

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.80 N, Longitude: 89.69 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,001 (+6.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,709 (41.1%)

Area code: 815

Sterling household income distribution Sterling home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Sterling by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000050001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.032.70.00.00.06.60.00.00.0
Rapes 21162222201716207181717
per 100,000 135.9102.6141.1141.1131.0110.5104.3132.046.3121.4110.3110.3
Robberies 35774772729214
per 100,000 19.432.144.944.926.245.545.613.246.3195.6136.225.9
Assaults 4636393924323131352522
per 100,000 297.7230.8250.1250.1157.2208.0202.0204.6231.413.532.4142.7
Burglaries 1528310810816717911114414111913685
per 100,000 983.8532.2692.5692.51093.51163.8723.3950.4932.3802.8882.2551.3
Thefts 708666749749636690685595570515662503
per 100,000 4582.24270.34802.54802.54164.54486.14463.43926.93768.83474.34294.23262.6
Auto thefts 394946464445362735231815
per 100,000 252.4314.2294.9294.9288.1292.6234.6178.2231.4155.2116.897.3
Arson 122202155300
per 100,000 6.512.812.812.80.013.06.533.033.120.20.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 300.2) 445.9370.6440.0440.0475.2427.5385.0387.9344.6365.7378.0301.1

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 39 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
Illinois average:

2.76

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.9%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +124 (+0.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Sterling-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 129% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.2 miles away from the Sterling city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/5/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.5 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sterling-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 47.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 14.4 miles away from Sterling center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Whiteside County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Dan Kolb - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Atlanta Braves, born: Mar 29, 1975), Harry B. Mulliken - Architect, Paul Flory - Chemist, Terry Brooks - Novelist, Berta E. Baker - Politician, John James McDannold - Politician, Richard Benner - Film director, James Douglas Elliott - Federal judge, Keith L. Brown - Diplomat, Roy Clements (director) - Film director.


Hospitals/medical centers in Sterling:

  • DAVITA - WHITESIDE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 2600 N. LOCUST, SUITE D)
  • CGH HOME NURSING (Home Health Center, 3010 E LYNN BLVD SUITE B)
  • GAFFEY HOME NURSING AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, 3408 EAST 23RD STREET)
  • CASA WILLIS (Hospital, 910 WOODBURN AVENUE)
  • CGH MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Local, provides emergency services, 100 EAST LEFEVRE ROAD)
  • HAMMETT HOUSE (Hospital, 1845 - 1ST AVENUE)
  • STERN SQUARE (Hospital, 1328 WEST 7TH STREET)
  • COVENTRY LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, 612 WEST ST MARY'S STREET)
  • EXCEPTIONAL CARE AND TRAINING CTR (Nursing Home, 2601 WOODLAWN RD)
  • STERLING PAVILION (Nursing Home, 105 EAST 23RD STREET)
  • TAMMERLANE HEALTH CARE CENTRE (Nursing Home, 3601 SIXTEENTH AVENUE)

Political contributions by individuals in Sterling, IL

Airports and heliports located in Sterling:


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Local government website: ci.sterling.il.us/main

College/University in Sterling:

  • Educators of Beauty (Full-time enrollment: 30; Location: 211 E Third St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.educatorsofbeauty.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sterling:

  • Ashford University (about 27 miles; Clinton, IA; Full-time enrollment: 46,717)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 44 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • Black Hawk College (about 45 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 2,715)
  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 46 miles; Oglesby, IL; FT enrollment: 2,082)
  • Kaplan University (about 48 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 8,162)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 49 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,548)
  • Augustana College (about 49 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,446)

Public high school in Sterling:

Private high school in Sterling:

  • NEWMAN CENTRAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 278; Location: 1101 W 23RD ST; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Sterling:

Private elementary/middle schools in Sterling:

  • ST MARY SCHOOL & COMMUNITY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 264; Location: 6 W 6TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CHRIST LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 137; Location: 2000 18TH AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Sterling, School District: STERLING COMMUNITY UNIT DISTRICT 5

Library in Sterling:

  • STERLING PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $641,708; Location: 102 WEST THIRD STREET; 54,371 books; 3,146 audio materials; 2,103 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 17 state licensed databases; 94 other licensed databases; 132 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Hello, In your parks section for Sterling Illinois the Saftey Park is no longer in existence and there is no mention of Sinnissippi Park (the largest park here). Sinnissippi Park has a small bike trail and an 18 hole frisbee golf course along with the usual shelters restrooms and fishing areas. The closest Community College to Sterling is Sauk Valley Community College between Sterling and Dixon Illinois. It is approx. 4 miles from Sterling. As for student population I couldn't tell you.
  • Sauk Valley Community College (About 7 miles, FT enrollment 2,650 students)

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Notable locations in Sterling: Dillon Home Museum (A), Sterling City Hall (B), Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society Museum (C), Sterling Fire Department Headquarters (D), Sterling Fire Department Station 1 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Northland Mall Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Sterling include: Amazing Grace Assembly of Sterling (A), Bethel Reformed Church (B), Faith Baptist Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), First Church of the Nazarene of Sterling (E), First Congregational Church of Sterling (F), First Open Bible Church (G), First Presbyterian Church (H), First United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Calvary Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Sterling include: Kilgour Park (1), Thomas Park (2), Central Memorial Park (3), Harry Kidd Field (4), Lincoln Park (5), Platt Park (6), Propheter Park (7), Safety Park (8), Wallace Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Blackhawk Dart & Pool Shop (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1205 West 4th Street).

 
Whiteside 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:

SINNISSIPPI PARK (Address: 1913 3RD AVENUE , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-03-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
HOOVER PARK (Address: 1913 3RD AVENUE , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2001 and DEC-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (JUL-29-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-03-2006)
OPPOLD MARINA (Address: 1913 3RD AVENUE , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

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

  • LAKE VIEW COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.3%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.5% for Black residents, 29.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 41.3% for other race residents, 11.9% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.9%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.1%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sterling, IL

People in group quarters in Sterling in 2010:

  • 263 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 72 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Sterling in 2000:

  • 245 people in nursing homes
  • 95 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 44 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Sterling compared to Illinois state average:

Sterling, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Sterling (2011 data):

  • Sterling Federal Bank, F.S.B.: Lynn Boulevard Branch at 3200 Lynn Boulevard, branch established on 1997/10/14; Sterling Federal Bank, F.S.b. at 110 E 4th St, branch established on 1885/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $474.7 mil, Deposits: $409.3 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 10 total offices
  • Midland States Bank: Sterling Branch at 302 First Avenue, branch established on 1871/01/01. Info updated 2010/10/19: Bank assets: $1,510.0 mil, Deposits: $1,222.1 mil, headquarters in Effingham, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Midland States Bancorp, Inc.
  • Sauk Valley Bank & Trust Company: at 201 West 3rd Street, branch established on 1999/07/09. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $242.1 mil, Deposits: $202.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Sv Financial, Inc.
  • Centrue Bank: Union Bank/Central at 3512 E Lincolnway Suite B, branch established on 1998/11/17. Info updated 2007/06/27: Bank assets: $964.9 mil, Deposits: $850.6 mil, headquarters in Streator, IL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: Centrue Financial Corporation
  • Community State Bank of Rock Falls: Sterling Il Branch at 3210 East Lincolnway, branch established on 2010/02/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $244.0 mil, Deposits: $220.5 mil, headquarters in Rock Falls, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Community Illinois Corporation
  • First Federal Savings Bank: Sterling Branch at 1701 East 4th Street, branch established on 2000/05/15. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $398.1 mil, Deposits: $355.1 mil, headquarters in Ottawa, IL, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 13 total offices
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Sterling Branch at 305 Fourth Avenue, branch established on 1934/01/26. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • THE National Bank: Sterling Branch at 215 Third Avenue, branch established on 1962/12/18. Info updated 2009/01/28: Bank assets: $1,088.2 mil, Deposits: $914.5 mil, headquarters in Moline, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: National Bancshares, Inc.
  • Fifth Third Bank: Sterling Facility at 2800 East Lincolnway, branch established on 1973/03/21. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • 2 other banks with 2 local branches

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sterling travel time to work - commute


Sterling mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (13%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.67%
Here66.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaReformed Church in AmericaLutheran Church
Adherents34.1%12.6%10.0%8.4%4.8%
Congregations9.1%14.1%7.1%8.1%4.0%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Reformed Church in North AmericaOther
Adherents4.0%3.4%2.5%2.3%18.0%
Congregations2.0%5.1%4.0%3.0%43.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Here:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Whiteside County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
This county:

4.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 51
Whiteside County:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Whiteside County:

8.7%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.7%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.4%
Illinois:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$15,770$37,8480$0
Other Government Administration 4$23,816$71,4480$0
Police Protection - Officers 30$126,521$50,6080$0
Police - Other 12$33,343$33,3438$5,504
Firefighters 23$116,543$60,8054$872
Fire - Other 1$2,117$25,4040$0
Streets and Highways 16$60,272$45,2040$0
Hospitals 660$2,667,139$48,493239$468,854
Sewerage 5$19,833$47,5990$0
Local Libraries 6$13,244$26,4889$6,111
Other and Unallocable 6$25,229$50,4582$1,368
Totals for Government 768$3,103,827$48,497262$482,709

Sterling government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $58,000 ($3.81)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $86,958,000 ($5704.78)
    General - Other: $3,207,000 ($210.39)
    Police Protection: $2,419,000 ($158.70)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,437,000 ($94.27)
    Regular Highways: $1,177,000 ($77.22)
    Sewerage: $952,000 ($62.45)
    Libraries: $541,000 ($35.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $476,000 ($31.23)
    Financial Administration: $416,000 ($27.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $87,000 ($5.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $506,000 ($33.20)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $25,226,000 ($1654.92)

Sterling government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $92,857,000 ($6091.78)
    Sewerage: $1,374,000 ($90.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $349,000 ($22.90)
    All Other: $169,000 ($11.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000 ($1.64)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,000 ($0.20)
    Highways: $2,000 ($0.13)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $168,000 ($11.02)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $6,175,000 ($405.10)
    Interest Earnings: $1,389,000 ($91.12)
    Fines and Forfeits: $292,000 ($19.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,025,000 ($395.26)
    Highways: $455,000 ($29.85)
    All Other: $138,000 ($9.05)
    Public Welfare: $104,000 ($6.82)
  • Tax - Property: $2,878,000 ($188.81)
    Other License: $648,000 ($42.51)

Sterling government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,430,000 ($684.25)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,174,000 ($601.85)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,335,000 ($218.79)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,079,000 ($136.39)

Sterling government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $46,008,000 ($3018.30)

4.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,088 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
Illinois average:

5.66%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lee County, IL  0.71% ($25,689 average AGI)
from Clinton County, IA  0.46% ($30,787)
from Carroll County, IL  0.24% ($33,684)


5.04% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,421 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
Illinois average:

5.99%

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


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lee County, IL  0.61% ($27,104 average AGI)
to Rock Island County, IL  0.38% ($38,444)
to Clinton County, IA  0.34% ($24,354)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sterling:

  • WSDR (1240 AM; 1 kW; STERLING, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WIXN (1460 AM; 1 kW; DIXON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFRL (1570 AM; 5 kW; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: MAYFAIR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKBF (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOC (1420 AM; 5 kW; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sterling:

  • WSSQ (94.3 FM; STERLING, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WLLT (107.7 FM; POLO, IL; Owner: SAUK VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNIQ (91.5 FM; STERLING, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WRCV (101.7 FM; DIXON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WZZT (95.1 FM; MORRISON, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KUUL (101.3 FM; EAST MOLINE, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCQQ (106.5 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLLR-FM (103.7 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMXG (96.1 FM; CLINTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSEY (95.7 FM; OREGON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WVIK (90.3 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • WMKB (102.9 FM; EARLVILLE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF EARLVILLE, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Sterling:

  • W52BI (Channel 52; STERLING/DIXON, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W48CK (Channel 48; STERLING, IL; Owner: BLACK HAWK COLLEGE)
  • WHBF-TV (Channel 4; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: CORONET COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KWQC-TV (Channel 6; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF DAVENPORT, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


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


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 101 meters (331ft)
Total average daily traffic: 92,609
Total average daily truck traffic: 6,790

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Sterling, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sterling)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 58 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sterling, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 20 (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: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 120 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sterling)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Sterling)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 105
  • Hazardous Condition: 76
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Sterling


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

Most common first names in Sterling, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John21175.6 years
Robert15669.9 years
Mary14880.2 years
William12875.4 years
Helen11879.3 years
George9977.4 years
James9870.9 years
Dorothy8779.3 years
Charles8575.5 years
Ruth8281.4 years
Most common last names in Sterling, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6978.1 years
Smith6878.2 years
Miller6276.9 years
Stern2877.9 years
Davis2679.2 years
Anderson2678.1 years
Brown2572.2 years
Williams2269.3 years
Janssen2277.3 years
Clark2179.7 years
Businesses in Sterling, IL
NameCountNameCount
Applebee's1La-Z-Boy1
Ashley Furniture1Long John Silver's1
Bath & Body Works1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Blockbuster1Maurices1
Buffalo Wild Wings1McDonald's1
CVS1Menards1
Carson Pirie Scott1Payless1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
Fashion Bug1Staples1
FedEx1Subway2
Finish Line1T-Mobile1
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1U.S. Cellular2
Goodwill2UPS2
JCPenney1Vans3
Jones New York1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's1
Kroger1YMCA1

Sterling on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Metal and metal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Florists (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Office and administrative support occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Metal and metal products"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded (population 5,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
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  • Russell L. Moseman (4)
  • Rick L. Habben (2)
  • Christine M. Paxton (2)
  • Steve Yde (2)
  • Keith W. Dirks (2)
  • John Benson (2)
  • Edward D. Brill (2)
  • Keith Dirks (2)
  • Luther D. Langley (2)
  • Louis Voigt Smith, Sr. (1)

Total of 27 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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