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Rice County

Population in 2012: 2,295 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.1%
 

Males: 1,152  (50.2%)
Females: 1,143  (49.8%)

Median resident age:  29.5 years
Kansas median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 67579.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $42,824 (it was $35,282 in 2000)
Sterling:

$42,824
Kansas:

$48,964
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $22,420

Sterling city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $79,945 (it was $58,300 in 2000)
Sterling:

$79,945
Kansas:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $75,251; Detached houses: $77,762; Mobile homes: $18,010; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $25,361

Median gross rent in 2011: $445.

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  • White alone - 2,013 (94.8%)
  • Hispanic - 48 (2.3%)
  • Asian alone - 23 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 18 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 14 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.3%)

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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 (35.1%), English (13.4%), United States (8.8%), Irish (6.9%), Swedish (3.7%), Danish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1876

Elevation: 1640 feet

Land area: 1.42 square miles.

Population density: 1617 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Sterling:

  • High school or higher: 94.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sterling city:

  • Never married: 30.3%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

71 residents are foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 0.6% Europe).

This city:  3.3%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Sterling, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Sterling to the number of sex offenders is 507 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,327 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,167 (1.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (59.5 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (382.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Alden, KS (2.5 miles) , Nickerson, KS (2.8 miles ), Lyons, KS (3.0 miles ), Raymond, KS (3.5 miles) , Chase, KS (3.6 miles ), Willowbrook, KS (3.7 miles) , Abbyville, KS (4.1 miles) , Little River, KS (4.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $60,300
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $63,000
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $118,600
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $78,500
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $78,800
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $137,300
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $152,500
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $152,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $152,500
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 38.21 N, Longitude: 98.20 W

Area code: 620

Sterling household income distribution Sterling home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Sterling by Year
Type 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000012110
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.039.679.439.442.70.0
Robberies 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 0022733222
per 100,000 0.00.077.077.1275.9118.9119.078.785.485.5
Burglaries 41149131210121510
per 100,000 154.0426.5154.1347.0512.4475.6396.8472.3640.2427.7
Thefts 15182226153335313217
per 100,000 577.4697.9847.51002.3591.21308.01388.91220.01365.8727.1
Auto thefts 2013423010
per 100,000 77.00.038.5115.7157.779.3119.00.042.70.0
Arson 0032010001
per 100,000 0.00.0115.677.10.039.60.00.00.042.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 292.8) 39.557.062.387.9125.6145.5177.8127.4152.175.1

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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: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
Kansas average:

2.68

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.9%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +431 (+19.5%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (13%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Sterling-area historical tornado activity is above Kansas state average. It is 209% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 32.1 miles away from the Sterling city center killed one person and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/26/1991, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.5 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sterling-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 96.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 94.1 miles away from Sterling center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/7/1999 at 05:16:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 71.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/24/2001 at 14:02:35, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.6 miles away from Sterling center
On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sterling topographic map

Birthplace of: Alexander Pearson, Jr. - Aviator, Kenneth Porter (poet) - Poet, Martin Pence - Judge.

Political contributions by individuals in Sterling, KS

Amtrak station near Sterling:

  • 19 miles: HUTCHINSON (3RD & WALNUT STS.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

College/University in Sterling:

  • Sterling College (Full-time enrollment: 602; Location: 125 W. Cooper; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.sterling.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sterling:

  • Hutchinson Community College (about 19 miles; Hutchinson, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,415)
  • Wichita State University (about 61 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 9,428)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 77 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 4,978)
  • Butler Community College (about 78 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 102 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,028)
  • Kansas State University (about 111 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • Emporia State University (about 111 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,068)

Public high school in Sterling:

Public elementary/middle schools in Sterling:

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Library in Sterling:

  • STERLING FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $78,894; Location: 138 N. BROADWAY; 19,878 books; 506 audio materials; 1,741 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 87 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Sterling: Sterling Municipal Power Plant (A), Sterling Police Department (B), Sterling Free Public Library (C), Sterling City Hall (D), Sterling Chamber of Commerce (E), Sterling Volunteer Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sterling include: Calvary Baptist Church (A), Assembly of God Church (B), Sterling Grant Chapel (C), First Baptist Church (D), Reformed Presbyterian Church (E), First United Methodist Church (F), United Presbyterian Church of Sterling (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: The Sterling Chamber of Commerce (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 112 South Broadway Avenue).

Hotel: Sterling Inn (430 South Broadway Avenue).

 
Rice County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 14.8%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 18.8% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.9%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.4%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sterling, KS

467 people in college/university student housing in 2010
42 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
726 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Sterling compared to Kansas state average:

Sterling, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Sterling (2011 data):

  • The Alden State Bank: at 124 North Broadway Avenue, branch established on 1904/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/01: Bank assets: $19.7 mil, Deposits: $17.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Alden Bancshares, Inc.
  • First Bank: at 128 South Broadway Avenue, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $113.9 mil, Deposits: $84.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Coronado, Inc.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Sterling travel time to work - commute


Sterling mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Sterling (based on Rice County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.62%
Here58.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents37.1%17.6%11.2%8.3%7.2%
Congregations25.0%12.5%12.5%3.1%9.4%
NameUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Mennonite ChurchLutheran ChurchChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents5.3%3.4%2.7%1.7%5.5%
Congregations6.3%3.1%3.1%3.1%21.9%
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: 3
Rice County:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Rice County:

4.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

6.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Rice County:

28.8%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

23.8%
State:

13.4%

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 3$6,713$26,8520$0
Other Government Administration 2$4,587$27,5220$0
Police Protection - Officers 5$17,019$40,8460$0
Police - Other 0$0 1$598
Firefighters 0$0 20$600
Streets and Highways 2$5,599$33,5945$664
Sewerage 2$9,540$57,2400$0
Water Supply 1$2,232$26,7840$0
Electric Power 5$14,685$35,2440$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,987$35,8440$0
Totals for Government 21$63,362$36,20726$1,862

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $1,653,000 ($720.26)
    Police Protection: $351,000 ($152.94)
    Sewerage: $197,000 ($85.84)
    Water Utilities: $194,000 ($84.53)
    Regular Highways: $157,000 ($68.41)
    Central Staff Services: $55,000 ($23.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $51,000 ($22.22)
    Libraries: $39,000 ($16.99)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $24,000 ($10.46)
    Health - Other: $18,000 ($7.84)
    Local Fire Protection: $16,000 ($6.97)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($3.49)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $103,000 ($44.88)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($5.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $30,000 ($13.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $19,000 ($8.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000 ($6.10)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($5.23)
    General - Other: $12,000 ($5.23)
    Health - Other: $8,000 ($3.49)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.44)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $369,000 ($160.78)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($5.23)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $221,000 ($96.30)
    All Other: $110,000 ($47.93)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $133,000 ($57.95)
    Highways: $75,000 ($32.68)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $132,000 ($57.52)
    Special Assessments: $24,000 ($10.46)
    Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($6.97)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,092,000 ($911.55)
    Water Utilities: $270,000 ($117.65)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($3.92)
  • Tax - Property: $434,000 ($189.11)
    Public Utilities Sales: $77,000 ($33.55)
    Other License: $2,000 ($0.87)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,379,000 ($1036.60)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,915,000 ($834.42)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $464,000 ($202.18)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,342,000 ($584.75)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,000 ($0.44)

5.94% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,947 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
Kansas average:

7.39%

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 Reno County, KS  1.17% ($26,268 average AGI)
from McPherson County, KS  0.40% ($39,929)
from Barton County, KS  0.31% ($40,182)


7.65% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,817 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.65%
Kansas average:

7.67%

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 Reno County, KS  1.82% ($27,938 average AGI)
to Barton County, KS  0.48% ($16,000)
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.42% ($30,400)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sterling:

  • KVGB (1590 AM; 5 kW; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KWBW (1450 AM; 1 kW; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KWLS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PRATT, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KMYR (1410 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AGAPE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFH (1330 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sterling:

  • KHMY (93.1 FM; PRATT, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KXKU (106.1 FM; LYONS, KS; Owner: AD ASTRA PER ASPERA B/CING, INC.)
  • KGGG (94.7 FM; STERLING, KS; Owner: AD ASTRA PER ASPERA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KHCC-FM (90.1 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY JR. COLLEGE)
  • KHUT (102.9 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KVGB-FM (104.3 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KHOK (100.7 FM; HOISINGTON, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KFDI-FM (101.3 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • K258AE (99.5 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sterling:

  • KWCH-TV (Channel 12; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KPTS (Channel 8; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: KANSAS PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE, INC.)
  • KOOD (Channel 9; HAYS, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP.)
  • KSNC (Channel 2; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)
  • KSCC (Channel 36; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KWCV (Channel 33; WICHITA, KS; Owner: WLBB BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

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

Sterling, Kansas:
  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Kansas average:
  • Fatal accident count: 101
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 152
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 37
  • Fatalities: 109
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 254
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 10

Sterling fatal accident list:

Jun 17, 1987 11:38 AM, 4th, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (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:

7
  • 423 Pine Rd (Lat: 38.213889 Lon: -98.194778), Call Sign: KNAX482, Licensee ID: L00024068
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.895 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/21/1996, Expiration Date: 06/21/2001, Cancellation Date: 08/26/2001
    Registrant: Clarence Rauh Jr, 517 Evergreen Way, Sterling, KS 67579, Phone: (316) 278-3219
  • Lat: 38.208333 Lon: -98.212833, Call Sign: WNRX282
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.037 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/29/2005, Expiration Date: 04/17/2015
    Registrant: Mobile Radio Service, Inc, 156 South Hwy 281, Great Bend, KS 67530, Phone: (620) 793-5443, Email:
  • 2085 Sr 14 (Lat: 38.213889 Lon: -98.202556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 8 m, Overall height: 10 m, Call Sign: KYU306
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.625 MHz, 154.625 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/29/2005, Expiration Date: 06/07/2015, Certifier: Delvin D Randolph
    Registrant: Ita Inc, 1110 N Glebe Rd Ste 500, Arlington, VA 22201-5720, Fax: (703) 524-1074
  • 4 Mi N 6 Mi E (Lat: 38.274444 Lon: -98.090333), Call Sign: KNEW922, Licensee ID: L00039245
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.870 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/19/2003, Expiration Date: 02/16/2013
    Registrant: Lee A Scheufler, 1810 22nd Road, Sterling, KS 67579, Phone: (316) 257-2508
  • Near Ne Corner Of E 1/2 Se 1/4 2-21-8 2 Mi N 2 1/2 Mi E 1/2 Mi N W Side Rd (Lat: 38.228333 Lon: -98.179778), Call Sign: KUT437, Licensee ID: L00030734
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.975 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/08/1997, Expiration Date: 09/03/2002, Cancellation Date: 01/12/2003
    Registrant: Arthur H Oden, 1955 18th Srd, Sterling, KS 67579
  • On Hwy K14 2 M N & 1 1/2 E (Lat: 38.243056 Lon: -98.183944), Call Sign: WSG498, Licensee ID: L00015928
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.335 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/10/2001, Expiration Date: 10/10/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/10/2011
    Registrant: John A Engelland, 1680 Avenue T, Sterling, KS 67579, Phone: (316) 278-2282
  • Lat: 38.224722 Lon: -98.203111, Call Sign: WPTN724
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.112 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/18/2011, Expiration Date: 11/09/2021, Certifier: Darron J Leiker
    Registrant: Mobile Radio Service, Inc, 156 S Hwy 281, Great Bend, KS 67530, Phone: (620) 793-5443

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Sterling 1, Lat: 38.206472 Lon: -98.206722, Type: Mast, Structure height: 32 m, Overall height: 33 m, Call Sign: WQLD586
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/15/2009, Expiration Date: 12/31/2018, Certifier: Jimmy Todd
    Registrant: Lr Communications, 365 Main St., Little River, KS 67457, Phone: (620) 897-6200, Fax: (620) 897-6211, Email:
  • Sterling 1, Lat: 38.206472 Lon: -98.206694, Type: Mast, Structure height: 32 m, Overall height: 33 m, Call Sign: WQLD586
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/15/2009, Expiration Date: 12/31/2018, Certifier: Jimmy Todd
    Registrant: Lr Communications, 365 Main St., Little River, KS 67457, Phone: (620) 897-6200, Fax: (620) 897-6211, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 510 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 7, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PW615F-A (1460 Pounds of Thrust) (Turbo-fan)
    N-Number: 278MW , Serial Number: 510-0332, Year manufactured: 2011, Airworthiness Date: 05/31/2011
    Registrant (Corporation): Jacam Aviation LLC, 205 S Broadway Ave, Sterling, KS 67579
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 560 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 11, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA JT15D-5A (2900 Pounds of Thrust) (Turbo-fan)
    N-Number: 570VP , Serial Number: 560-0070, Year manufactured: 1991, Airworthiness Date: 11/24/2009
    Registrant (Corporation): Jacam Aviation LLC, 205 S Broadway Ave, Sterling, KS 67579
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 881WD , Serial Number: 1215, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 12/09/2004
    Registrant (Corporation): Jacam Aviation LLC, 205 S Broadway, Sterling, KS 67579


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 41
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Sterling


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

Most common first names in Sterling, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2778.3 years
Mary2582.4 years
Robert2469.1 years
James2276.3 years
Charles1676.3 years
Helen1683.6 years
William1475.6 years
Ethel1384.9 years
George1174.3 years
Roy1175.7 years
Most common last names in Sterling, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1676.0 years
Johnson1582.5 years
Miller1276.5 years
Zimmerman1284.2 years
Brown1075.3 years
Hauschild1083.5 years
Proffitt971.3 years
Bennett985.3 years
Wilkey984.6 years
Ray880.5 years
Businesses in Sterling, KS
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Kroger1Quiznos1

Sterling on our top lists:

  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Educational services"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors"
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Gene H. Zaid (5)
  • Bradley G. Crank (1)
  • Melissa A. Crank (1)

Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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