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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 2012: $87,722 (it was $67,188 in 2000)
Sterling:

$87,722
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $38,402

Sterling town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $338,116 (it was $195,600 in 2000)
Sterling:

$338,116
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $442,625; Detached houses: $448,679; Townhouses or other attached units: $461,196; In 2-unit structures: $418,004; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $277,170; Mobile homes: $221,190
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Sterling races chart
  • White alone - 7,441 (95.3%)
  • Hispanic - 158 (2.0%)
  • Asian alone - 67 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 67 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 52 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 13 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 5 (0.06%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.06%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sterling: 400.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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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).

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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

For population 15 years and over in Sterling town:

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 67.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 6.1%

130 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.8%
Massachusetts:  15.0%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Sterling, Massachusetts as of November 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sterling to the number of sex offenders is 7,786 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


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

Sterling town:  1.2% ($2,419)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
Sterling satellite photo by USGS

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+: New York, NY (163.3 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.44 N, Longitude: 71.77 W

Area code: 978

Sterling household income distribution Sterling home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Sterling by Year
Type 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 014103310
per 100,000 0.013.051.812.80.037.538.712.70.0
Robberies 010000000
per 100,000 0.013.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 58612648414
per 100,000 66.0104.377.7153.575.749.9103.350.9177.1
Burglaries 142518353748444031
per 100,000 184.8325.8233.1447.7466.8599.3568.1509.2392.2
Thefts 241730163238413956
per 100,000 316.8221.6388.6204.7403.7474.5529.4496.4708.5
Auto thefts 568605452
per 100,000 66.078.2103.676.80.062.451.663.625.3
Arson 211113211
per 100,000 26.413.013.012.812.637.525.812.712.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 292.3) 45.976.1101.190.166.6110.2121.584.397.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 17 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Massachusetts average:

2.49

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.3%
Massachusetts:

7.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Computer and electronic products (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Personal and laundry services (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Engineers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Sterling, Massachusetts

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Tornado activity:

Sterling-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 20% greater 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 slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 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 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 23.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 92.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.2 miles away from Sterling center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Worcester County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 9

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

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


Hospital/medical center in Sterling:

  • STERLING VILLAGE (Nursing Home, 18 DANA HILL ROAD)

Other hospitals/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 (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 5 miles away; CLINTON, MA)

Political contributions by individuals in Sterling, MA

Airports located in Sterling:

  • Sterling Airport (Runways: 2, Air Taxi Ops: 25, 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: 4,089)
  • Assumption College (about 11 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 2,283)
  • Fitchburg State College (about 11 miles; Fitchburg, MA; FT enrollment: 3,820)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (about 12 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,757)
  • Worcester State College (about 13 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,643)
  • Clark University (about 14 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 2,953)
  • College of the Holy Cross (about 15 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 2,897)

Public elementary/middle schools in Sterling:

Private elementary/middle school in Sterling:

  • STERLING NURSERY SCHOOL (Students: 53; Location: 123 ROWLEY HILL RD; Grades: PK - PK)
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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)

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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

 
Worcester County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  SO2 Ozone  PM2.5 NO2 PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.1. This is about average.
City:

31.1
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.533. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.533
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.09. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.09
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

27.8
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.78. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.78
U.S.:

9.59
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 13.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

13.8
U.S.:

9.4
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.5. This is about average. There were 3 monitors within city limits.
City:

18.5
U.S.:

22.1

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

STERLING WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 8020, Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-23-2004), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-23-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-23-2004), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-23-2004)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between SEP-28-1999 and OCT-31-1999, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (SEP-27-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2004), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-30-2004)
  • One minor monitoring violation

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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sterling, MA

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

Sterling compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value below 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 above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sterling, Massachusetts:

  • Sterling Inn Inc, 240 Worcester Rd, Sterling, MA 01564 , Phone: (978) 422-6592
  • Chocksett Inn, 59 Laurelwood Rd, Sterling, MA 01564 , Phone: (978) 422-3355
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sterling, Massachusetts

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (86%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.43%
Here57.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents71.7%4.5%4.4%2.4%2.0%
Congregations24.8%3.4%13.9%5.6%6.6%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAMuslim EstimateGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaOther
Adherents1.9%1.5%1.3%1.1%9.1%
Congregations2.8%5.5%0.6%0.9%35.9%
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: 135
Worcester County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Worcester County:

24.0%
Massachusetts:

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

16.6%
State:

16.5%

4.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($50,737 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($421 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.14%
Massachusetts average:

0.28%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Middlesex County, MA  1.37% ($58,665 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.29% ($58,509)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.18% ($52,994)


4.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($51,085 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
Massachusetts average:

6.91%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($610 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.08%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.91% ($51,723 average AGI)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.25% ($49,788)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.22% ($45,031)

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)

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

Sterling, Massachusetts:
  • Fatal accident count: 31
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 42
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 11
  • Fatalities: 37
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 81
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Massachusetts average:
  • Fatal accident count: 96
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 135
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 31
  • Fatalities: 103
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 219
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

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: 31
Total length: 101 meters (331ft)
Total costs: $22,699,000
Total average daily traffic: 413,540
Total average daily truck traffic: 55,866
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 653,107

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 20
  • 1980-1989: 5
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 2
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Sterling, MA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • 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, 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, 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, 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: Tower, 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 Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 57
  • Hazardous Condition: 27
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Sterling


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sterling, MA
Businesses in Sterling, MA
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Dunkin Donuts1True Value1
FedEx1UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets5
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