For population 25 years and over in Sterling:
For population 15 years and over in Sterling village:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,286 (1.7%)
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:
Latitude: 40.46 N, Longitude: 96.38 W
Area code: 402
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: +34 (+7.2%).
Work and jobs in Sterling: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Sterling, Nebraska
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Hospitals/medical centers near Sterling:
Local government website: WWW.CI.STERLING.NE.US
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Public high school in Sterling:
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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)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Sterling compared to Nebraska state average:
Banks with branches in Sterling (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Sterling village (based on Johnson County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.04%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sterling government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
Sterling government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):
Sterling government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
6.93% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($23,387 average adjusted gross income)
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:
10.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,012 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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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
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
FAA Registered Aircraft:1