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Population in 2012: 470 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.3%
 

Males: 215  (45.8%)
Females: 255  (54.2%)

Median resident age:  40.8 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 68443.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,169 (it was $30,313 in 2000)
Sterling:

$35,169
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,953

Sterling village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $77,567 (it was $46,700 in 2000)
Sterling:

$77,567
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $76,815; Detached houses: $75,373; In 2-unit structures: $139,820; Mobile homes: $98,610

Median gross rent in 2012: $750.

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  • White alone - 468 (98.3%)
  • Hispanic - 8 (1.7%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sterling: 76.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (54.7%), English (10.3%), Irish (6.4%), United States (5.9%), Swedish (4.6%), Polish (4.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1190 feet

Land area: 0.40 square miles.

Population density: 1,162 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Sterling:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sterling village:

  • Never married: 17.4%
  • Now married: 56.9%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 14.6%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.5%
Nebraska:  5.5%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Sterling, Nebraska as of December 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sterling to the number of sex offenders is 235 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,286 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,979 (2.6%)

Sterling satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (28.7 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (462.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Burr, NE (2.6 miles) , Adams, NE (2.6 miles ), Douglas, NE (3.0 miles ), Crab Orchard, NE (3.0 miles) , Panama, NE (3.4 miles ), Tecumseh, NE (3.4 miles ), Cook, NE (3.4 miles ), Firth, NE (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $49,300
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $42,900
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $52,700
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $35,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 40.46 N, Longitude: 96.38 W

Area code: 402

Sterling household income distribution Sterling home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.0%
Nebraska:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +34 (+7.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (26%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Finance and insurance (18%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Sterling-area historical tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 189% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/22/2004, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.5 miles away from the Sterling village center killed one person and injured 38 people and caused $160 million in damages.

On 9/25/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.5 miles away from the village center killed 3 people and injured 42 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sterling-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 45.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.1 miles away from Sterling center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Johnson County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Sterling:

  • GOLD CREST RETIREMENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ADAMS, NE)
  • JOHNSON COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 12 miles away; TECUMSEH, NE)
  • LAKEVIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; FIRTH, NE)

Political contributions by individuals in Sterling, NE

Local government website: WWW.CI.STERLING.NE.US

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sterling:

  • Southeast Community College Area (about 27 miles; Lincoln, NE; Full-time enrollment: 6,591)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 31 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)
  • Bellevue University (about 54 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 3,237)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 59 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 9,853)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 60 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,774)
  • Creighton University (about 61 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 6,479)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 63 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 7,095)

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Public elementary/middle school in Sterling:

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Library in Sterling:

  • STERLING PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $17,096; Location: 150 BROADWAY STREET; 7,688 books; 156 audio materials; 424 video materials; 19 state licensed databases; 14 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Sterling: Sterling Village Park Campground (A), Sterling (B), Southeast Nebraska Co-operative Elevator (C), Sterling Volunteer Fire Department (D), Sterling Public Library (E), Johnson County Ambulance Service Sterling Rescue (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sterling include: United Methodist Church (A), Saint John Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Sterling: Sterling Village Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Johnson 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 2012: 20.2%
(20.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  61.2%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sterling, NE

Sterling compared to Nebraska 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Sterling (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Wahoo: Sterling Branch at 140 Broadway St, branch established on 1944/09/01. Info updated 2010/09/10: Bank assets: $194.8 mil, Deposits: $131.2 mil, headquarters in Wahoo, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Management, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

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 (67%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Sterling village (based on Johnson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.04%
Here65.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents27.5%19.5%15.7%15.1%22.2%
Congregations12.5%12.5%12.5%25.0%37.5%
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
Johnson County:

6.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Johnson County:

6.72 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

11.19 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.4%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Johnson County:

29.5%
State:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Johnson County:

17.1%
State:

12.9%

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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$608
Police - Other 0$0 1$800
Streets and Highways 1$2,962$35,5440$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$250
Totals for Government 1$2,962$35,5443$1,658

Sterling government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $72,000 ($153.19)
    Regular Highways: $54,000 ($114.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000 ($74.47)
    Central Staff Services: $34,000 ($72.34)
    Financial Administration: $26,000 ($55.32)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($29.79)
    Parks & Recreation: $13,000 ($27.66)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($10.64)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($2.13)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($2.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $32,000 ($68.09)
    Financial Administration: $24,000 ($51.06)
    General Public Building: $5,000 ($10.64)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $157,000 ($334.04)

Sterling government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $47,000 ($100.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($6.38)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $41,000 ($87.23)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $49,000 ($104.26)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($6.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $39,000 ($82.98)
    All Other: $7,000 ($14.89)
    General Support: $5,000 ($10.64)
  • Tax - Property: $75,000 ($159.57)
    NEC: $27,000 ($57.45)

Sterling government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $144,000 ($306.38)

6.93% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($23,387 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.93%
Nebraska average:

7.03%

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 Lancaster County, NE  1.87% ($25,200 average AGI)
from Otoe County, NE  0.81% ($5,385)


10.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,012 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.07%
Nebraska average:

7.41%

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 Lancaster County, NE  2.29% ($22,368 average AGI)
to Otoe County, NE  1.57% ($28,423)
to Gage County, NE  1.39% ($35,870)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sterling:

  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sterling:

  • KFRX (102.7 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LINCOLN, INC.)
  • KTGL (92.9 FM; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUCV (91.1 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KIBZ (106.3 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSLI-FM (104.1 FM; CRETE, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBBX-FM (97.7 FM; NEBRASKA CITY, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KEFM (96.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WEBSTER COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
  • KBBK (107.3 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLTQ (101.9 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KGBI-FM (100.7 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRACE UNIVERSITY)
  • K220GT (91.9 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KUTT (99.5 FM; FAIRBURY, NE; Owner: SIEBERT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFLV (89.9 FM; WILBER, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Sterling:

  • KLKN (Channel 8; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KPTM (Channel 42; OMAHA, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS)
  • KXVO (Channel 15; OMAHA, NE; Owner: MITTS TELECASTING COMPANY)
  • KUON-TV (Channel 12; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA)
  • KYNE-TV (Channel 26; OMAHA, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KOLN (Channel 10; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
  • K58GD (Channel 58; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Sterling fatal accident list:

Jan 1, 2011 00:30 AM, Broadway Street, Tecumseh Street, Lat: 40.45981111, Lon: -96.38373333, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 23, 1992 87:99 PM, Maple St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 5, 1980 02:43 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • LORI DAWSON, 61427 734 Road (Lat: 40.463972 Lon: -96.307000), Type: 94.4, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW, STE 100
  • LORI DAWSON, 61427 734 Road (Lat: 40.463972 Lon: -96.307000), Type: 94.4, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW, STE 100

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 5.9 Mi Nw Of (Lat: 40.538028 Lon: -96.430000), Overall height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WPNA972
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz, 6197.24 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/28/2011, Expiration Date: 07/22/2021
    Registrant: Nebraska Public Power District, 907 West 25th St, York, NE 68467, Phone: (402) 362-6681

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC0OTD, Licensee ID: L00615576
    Grant Date: 12/03/2012, Expiration Date: 12/30/2022, Certifier: Jack C Winemiller
    Registrant: Jack C Winemiller, 73221 610 Ave, Sterling, NE 68443
  • Call Sign: KC0QQJ, Licensee ID: L00738360
    Grant Date: 09/04/2003, Expiration Date: 09/04/2013, Certifier: Johnson M Winemiller Ii
    Registrant: Johnson M Winemiller Ii, Sterling, NE 68443

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 11573 , Serial Number: 15075533, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 12/20/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Lyle M Eisenhauer, 60737 733 Rd, Sterling, NE 68443



Most common first names in Sterling, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2480.0 years
Henry1079.8 years
Anna987.4 years
Minnie987.1 years
William975.3 years
Emma890.0 years
Fred877.6 years
Mary884.4 years
Harry879.0 years
George883.6 years
Most common last names in Sterling, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Eilers1382.3 years
Boden1280.2 years
Schmidt1080.6 years
Hoehne967.4 years
Wusk879.7 years
Rengstorf875.9 years
Rathe881.3 years
Straube787.7 years
Harms780.2 years
Buss669.8 years
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