Sterling, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 7,808.
Population change since 2000: +7.6%
 
Males: 3,841  (49.2%)
Females: 3,967  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

44.0 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 01564.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $98,805 (it was $67,188 in 2000)
Sterling:

$98,805
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $45,405 (it was $28,844 in 2000)

Sterling town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $385,576 (it was $195,600 in 2000)
Sterling:

$385,576
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $332,998; detached houses: $355,067; townhouses or other attached units: $261,841; in 2-unit structures: $235,835; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $208,988; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $160,758; mobile homes: $107,735
March 2019 cost of living index in Sterling: 135.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Sterling, MA (2010)
    • 7,44195.3%White alone
    • 1582.0%Hispanic
    • 670.9%Asian alone
    • 670.9%Two or more races
    • 520.7%Black alone
    • 130.2%American Indian alone
    • 50.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 50.06%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Sterling, Massachusetts as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sterling is 2,603 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Sterling by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(51.8)
1
(12.8)
0
(0.0)
3
(37.5)
3
(38.7)
1
(12.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(38.0)
1
(12.6)
1
(12.5)
3
(37.5)
2
(24.7)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(77.7)
12
(153.5)
6
(75.7)
4
(49.9)
8
(103.3)
4
(50.9)
14
(177.1)
8
(101.3)
4
(50.4)
3
(37.6)
7
(87.6)
7
(86.4)
7
(85.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
18
(233.1)
35
(447.7)
37
(466.8)
48
(599.3)
44
(568.1)
40
(509.2)
31
(392.2)
21
(266.0)
32
(403.2)
11
(138.0)
19
(237.7)
12
(148.1)
9
(110.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
30
(388.6)
16
(204.7)
32
(403.7)
38
(474.5)
41
(529.4)
39
(496.4)
56
(708.5)
48
(608.0)
52
(655.2)
31
(388.8)
33
(412.9)
60
(740.6)
21
(256.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(103.6)
6
(76.8)
0
(0.0)
5
(62.4)
4
(51.6)
5
(63.6)
2
(25.3)
3
(38.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(37.6)
2
(25.0)
7
(86.4)
2
(24.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(13.0)
1
(12.8)
1
(12.6)
3
(37.5)
2
(25.8)
1
(12.7)
1
(12.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.5)
1
(12.5)
2
(24.7)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)97.186.664.0105.9116.781.093.2100.474.645.886.583.937.0

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City-data.com crime index in Sterling, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
Massachusetts average:

2.57
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Sterling, MA City Guides:

Ancestries: Irish (25.3%), Italian (20.3%), French (15.8%), English (13.8%), German (11.2%), French Canadian (8.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1781

Elevation: 502 feet

Land area: 30.5 square miles.

Population density: 256 people per square mile   (very low).

Sterling, Massachusetts map

130 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.8%
Massachusetts:

12.2%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Sterling town:

1.2% ($2,419)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Worcester, MA (11.7 miles , pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (35.9 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (154.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

South Lancaster, MA (2.1 miles ),
Clinton, MA (2.1 miles ),
West Boylston, MA (2.3 miles ),
Lancaster, MA (2.4 miles ),
Princeton, MA (2.4 miles ),
Leominster, MA (2.5 miles ),
Boylston, MA (2.7 miles ),
Holden, MA (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 42.44 N, Longitude: 71.77 W

Area code: 978

Distribution of median household income in Sterling, MA in 2017
Sterling satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 73 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 1998: 65 buildings, average cost: $118,900
  • 1999: 54 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2000: 42 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2001: 45 buildings, average cost: $138,200
  • 2002: 48 buildings, average cost: $144,700
  • 2003: 39 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2004: 29 buildings, average cost: $162,100
  • 2005: 54 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2006: 48 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $203,800
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $160,600
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $225,300
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $319,400
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $170,600
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $321,400
  • 2013: 11 buildings, average cost: $258,600
  • 2014: 17 buildings, average cost: $283,000
  • 2015: 29 buildings, average cost: $257,200
  • 2016: 29 buildings, average cost: $261,800
  • 2017: 20 buildings, average cost: $200,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Sterling, MA residents
Average permit cost in Sterling, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Sterling, MA
Historical housing units in Sterling, MA
Most common industries in Sterling, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.2%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (8.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.2%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Educational services (4.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.7%)
  • Educational services (11.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Personal & laundry services (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Sterling, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
  • Engineers (3.7%)
  • Computer specialists (3.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Engineers (6.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Computer specialists (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Top executives (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Registered nurses (4.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)

Average climate in Sterling, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.4. This is about average.

City:

71.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.280. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.280
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.559. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.559
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.81. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.81
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Sterling-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.0 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 6/22/1981, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.1 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sterling-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts 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 166.6 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 172.1 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 74.1 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 242.6 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 26.5 miles away from Sterling center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 148.6 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 Worcester County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 12

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sterling topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Sterling:

  • STERLING VILLAGE (18 DANA HILL ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Sterling:

  • OAKDALE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WEST BOYLSTON, MA)
  • OAKDALE REHABILITATION AND SKILLED NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WEST BOYLSTON, MA)
  • CLINTON HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; CLINTON, MA)
  • CLINTON MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; CLINTON, MA)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-RIVER TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LANCASTER, MA)
  • PRESENTATION HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LEOMINSTER, MA)
  • FAIRLAWN N H (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LEOMINSTER, MA)

Airports located in Sterling:

  • Sterling Airport (3B3) (Runways: 2, Air Taxi Ops: 20, Itinerant Ops: 14,000, Local Ops: 35,200, Military Ops: 35)

Amtrak station near Sterling:

  • 13 miles: WORCESTER (WORCHESTER, 45 SHREWSBURY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sterling:

  • Quinsigamond Community College (about 9 miles; Worcester, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,877)
  • Assumption College (about 11 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 2,580)
  • Fitchburg State University (about 11 miles; Fitchburg, MA; FT enrollment: 5,010)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (about 12 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,930)
  • Worcester State University (about 13 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,426)
  • Clark University (about 14 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,687)
  • College of the Holy Cross (about 14 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,125)

Public elementary/middle schools in Sterling:

See full list of schools located in Sterling

Library in Sterling:

  • CONANT FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $320,791; Location: 4 MEETINGHOUSE HILL ROAD; 26,444 books; 97 e-books; 2,079 audio materials; 2,178 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 77 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sterling: Clearview Farm (A), Meadowbrook Orchards (B), Old Oak Apple Farm (C), Sunny Crest Orchards (D), Sterling Fire Department (E), Sterling Town Hall (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sterling include: Saint Richards Church (A), Rock Church (B), First Church in Sterling (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hillside Cemetery (1), Chocksett Cemetery (2), Hillside Cemetery (3), Oak Hill Cemetery (4), West Cemetery (5), Oak Hill Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: West Waushacum Pond (A), Tuttle Lake (B), Spring Basin (C), The Quag (D), Muddy Pond (E), Lynde Basins (F), Fitch Pond (G), East Waushacum Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ball Brook (A), Bartlett Pond Brook (B), Connelly Brook (C), East Wachusett Brook (D), Houghton Brook (E), Justice Brook (F), Keyes Brook (G), Lynde Brook (H), Rocky Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sterling include: Sholan Park (1), Sterling Center Historic District (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Sterling Town Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Davis' Mega Maze (Tours & Charters; 145 Redstone Hill Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Jay Cutler (bodybuilder) - Bodybuilder, Prentiss Mellen - Judge, Nathaniel Wright - Politician, Patrick Tatten - Film actor.

Worcester 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:

STERLING WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 6,288, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUL-21-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-20-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-20-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Perchlorate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-18-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-10-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-10-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-10-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-05-2012)
  • 5 minor monitoring violations
  • 24 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.7 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

77.2%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.7%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.9%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

0.6%
Whole state:

4.4%
141 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Banks with branches in Sterling (2011 data):

  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Sterling Branch at 37 Main Street, branch established on 1972/08/26. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Clinton Savings Bank: Sterling Branch at One Main Street, branch established on 1979/05/07. Info updated 2012/04/03: Bank assets: $479.5 mil, Deposits: $362.7 mil, headquarters in Clinton, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Clinton Financial Services, Mhc

For population 15 years and over in Sterling:

Marital status in Sterling, MA
  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 67.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 6.1%

For population 25 years and over in Sterling:

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sterling, MA (based on Worcester County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic306,925118
Mainline Protestant43,326171
Evangelical Protestant37,511203
Other18,93169
Orthodox7,93515
Black Protestant4976
None383,427-
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: 135
Worcester County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Worcester County:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 140
This county:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
Worcester County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 569
This county:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Worcester County:

24.0%
State:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.6%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

4.16% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($64,114 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.16%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($598 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Middlesex County, MA  1.22% ($72,434 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.28% ($80,228)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.20% ($65,864)


4.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($70,534 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($414 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.92% ($71,780 average AGI)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.26% ($69,053)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.23% ($82,087)
Businesses in Sterling, MA
NameCountNameCount
Dunkin Donuts1True Value1
FedEx1UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets5

Strongest AM radio stations in Sterling:

  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WAZN (1470 AM; 7 kW; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WEIM (1280 AM; 5 kW; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: LIVEAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVEI (1440 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sterling:

  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WICN (90.5 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WICN PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBPR (91.9 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WAHL (99.9 FM; ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Sterling:

  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
Sterling fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Sterling fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 31Number of bridges
  • 302ft / 92.1mTotal length
  • $56,436,000Total costs
  • 464,211Total average daily traffic
  • 62,844Total average daily truck traffic
  • 653,107Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sterling, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11940-1949
  • 201970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sterling, MA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Sterling)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Sterling, MA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • STERLING, Chocksett Road (Lat: 42.450139 Lon: -71.745167), Type: Mast, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 58.5 m, Call Sign: WPNG946,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10652.5 MHz, 10621.2 MHz, Grant Date: 03/02/2010, Expiration Date: 04/01/2020, Cancellation Date: 09/08/2016, Certifier: Carol L Tacker, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • Sterling, 9 Chocksett Road (Lat: 42.450139 Lon: -71.745139), Type: Mast, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQEK890,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10647.5 MHz, Grant Date: 02/24/2006, Expiration Date: 02/24/2016, Cancellation Date: 02/18/2014, Certifier: Richard A Craig, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • BOS1135, 3 Redemption Rock Trail (Lat: 42.402444 Lon: -71.794000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.8 m, Call Sign: WQIS251, Licensee ID: L01728370,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/29/2008, Expiration Date: 04/29/2018, Cancellation Date: 09/09/2013, Certifier: Joseph M Sandri Jr., Registrant: Fibertower Network Services, Corp., Debtor-In-Possession, 1875 Eye Street, Nw, 5th Floor, Room 505, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 223-1028, Email:
  • BS33XC068, 11 Chocksett St. (Lat: 42.450083 Lon: -71.745222), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQPU716,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11545.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/20/2012, Expiration Date: 08/20/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

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  • Sterling Airport (Lat: 42.430917 Lon: -71.795917), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WRK4,
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.900 MHz, Grant Date: 08/04/1999, Expiration Date: 07/26/2004, Cancellation Date: 09/26/2004, Registrant: Sterling Air Inc, 121 Greenland Rd, Sterling, MA 01564

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 38. The highest number of fires - 61 took place in 2007, and the least - 11 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Sterling, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (40.7%), and Outside Fires (33.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sterling, MA
    • 26440.7%Structure Fires
    • 21433.0%Outside Fires
    • 11217.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 599.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sterling, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sterling, MA
  • 89.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.2%Electricity
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Wood
  • 0.6%Solar energy
  • 0.5%Utility gas
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sterling, MA
  • 66.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 21.3%Electricity
  • 6.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.9%Other fuel
  • 2.6%Wood


Sterling compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Sterling on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: personal and laundry services (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: financial managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: plastics and rubber products (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: repair and maintenance (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: therapists (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: mathematical science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: motor vehicle operators except bus and truck drivers (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: engineers (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: operations specialties managers except financial managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: printing and related support activities (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: book stores and news dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 (01564) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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