Sterling, Oklahoma

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Population in 2013: 809 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.2%
 
Males: 422  (52.2%)
Females: 387  (47.8%)
Median resident age:  31.2 years
Oklahoma median age:  37.0 years

Zip codes: 73567.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,458 (it was $26,583 in 2000)
Sterling:

$28,458
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,003 (it was $12,707 in 2000)

Sterling town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $81,730 (it was $43,800 in 2000)
Sterling:

$81,730
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $81,001; Detached houses: $85,939; Mobile homes: $41,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $380.

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  • White alone - 650 (82.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 65 (8.2%)
  • Hispanic - 37 (4.7%)
  • Two or more races - 35 (4.4%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sterling: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (29.2%), United States (16.6%), Irish (12.8%), English (3.8%), French (2.0%), Dutch (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1230 feet

Land area: 0.80 square miles.

Population density: 1,015 people per square mile   (low).

Sterling,OK real estate house value index trend

Sterling, Oklahoma map

For population 25 years and over in Sterling:

  • High school or higher: 85.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sterling town:

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 17.8%

12 residents are foreign born

This town:  2.0%
Oklahoma:  5.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $633 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $218 (0.3%)

Sterling satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawton, OK (17.1 miles , pop. 92,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (62.1 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (156.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Northeast Comanche, OK (1.9 miles ), Fletcher, OK (2.5 miles ), Elgin, OK (2.7 miles ), Cyril, OK (3.2 miles ), Central High, OK (3.2 miles ), Rush Springs, OK (3.5 miles ), Cement, OK (3.6 miles ), Southeast Comanche, OK (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $20,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $102,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $143,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $163,300
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.75 N, Longitude: 98.17 W

Area code: 580

Sterling household income distribution Sterling home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.9%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +111 (+17.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (51%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Sterling, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sterling, Oklahoma average temperatures Sterling, Oklahoma average precipitation Sterling, Oklahoma humidity Sterling, Oklahoma wind speed Sterling, Oklahoma snowfall Sterling, Oklahoma sunshine Sterling, Oklahoma clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Sterling-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 196% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/3/1999, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 32.0 miles away from the Sterling town center killed 36 people and injured 583 people and caused $1000 million in damages.

On 5/24/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.1 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sterling-area historical earthquake activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 190.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 14.2 miles away from Sterling center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 32.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/8/2002 at 16:07:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 11.0 miles away from Sterling center
On 11/15/1990 at 11:44:41, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 32.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Comanche County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Winter Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sterling topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sterling:

  • COUNTRY CLUB CARE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; DUNCAN, OK)
  • TALLEY WALKER HOSP (Hospital, about 14 miles away; MARLOW, OK)
  • MARLOW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MARLOW, OK)
  • GREGSTON NURSING HOME, INC. (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MARLOW, OK)
  • FMCNA - LAWTON EAST (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; LAWTON, OK)
  • SOUTHWESTERN HOME HEALTH, INC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; LAWTON, OK)
  • USPHS LAWTON INDIAN HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; LAWTON, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sterling:

  • Cameron University (about 19 miles; Lawton, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,695)
  • University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus (about 52 miles; Norman, OK; FT enrollment: 22,496)
  • Mid-America Christian University (about 54 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 2,869)
  • Oklahoma City Community College (about 56 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 8,904)
  • Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (about 61 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 4,784)
  • Southern Nazarene University (about 62 miles; Bethany, OK; FT enrollment: 2,064)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 63 miles; Weatherford, OK; FT enrollment: 4,126)

Public high school in Sterling:

Public elementary/middle school in Sterling:

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Notable location: Sterling Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Comanche County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 72.6. This is about average.

City:

72.6
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2004 was 0.314. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.314
U.S.:

0.303

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 9.27. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.27
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.8%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 89.7% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 81.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.1%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.2%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Sterling compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Sterling (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Fletcher: Sterling Branch at 602 West Main St, branch established on 1984/09/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $17.0 mil, Deposits: $14.5 mil, headquarters in Fletcher, OK, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Griffith Family Financial Holdings, L.L.c.

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 (58%)
  • Electricity (41%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 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 Comanche County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.65%
Here: 56.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of Christ
Adherents56.0%12.8%7.8%3.6%3.0%
Congregations24.7%14.4%2.7%9.6%11.0%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchSalvation ArmyOther
Adherents1.8%1.7%1.6%1.4%10.5%
Congregations1.4%2.7%1.4%0.7%31.5%
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: 9
Comanche County:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Comanche County:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 51
Comanche County:

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 64
Here:

5.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Comanche County:

28.7%
Oklahoma:

29.2%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$8,374$25,1223$2,494
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$200
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$225
Police Protection - Officers 2$4,124$24,7441$920
Streets and Highways 1$2,426$29,1120$0
Totals for Government 7$14,924$25,5847$3,839

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

  • Construction - Fire Protection: $5,000 ($6.18)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $119,000 ($147.10)
    Water Utilities: $81,000 ($100.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $45,000 ($55.62)
    Sewerage: $34,000 ($42.03)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($12.36)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $123,000 ($152.04)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $47,000 ($58.10)
    Sewerage: $30,000 ($37.08)
    All Other: $6,000 ($7.42)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($6.18)
    All Other: $1,000 ($1.24)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $41,000 ($50.68)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($3.71)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $72,000 ($89.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $26,000 ($32.14)
    Highways: $2,000 ($2.47)
    General Support: $1,000 ($1.24)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $56,000 ($69.22)
    Public Utilities: $11,000 ($13.60)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.24)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $105,000 ($129.79)

11.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,778 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.38%
Oklahoma average:

7.34%

0.70% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,325 average AGI)
Comanche County:

0.70%
Oklahoma average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from El Paso County, TX  0.54% ($50,364 average AGI)
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.39% ($30,962)
from Bell County, TX  0.36% ($43,507)


12.34% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,487 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.34%
Oklahoma average:

7.24%

0.74% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,405 average AGI)
Comanche County:

0.74%
Oklahoma average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.53% ($28,042 average AGI)
to Bell County, TX  0.37% ($45,887)
to El Paso County, TX  0.34% ($40,601)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sterling:

  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KJON (850 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ANADARKO, OK; Owner: CARROLLTON BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, LP)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KPTK (1380 AM; 1 kW; LAWTON, OK; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING OF SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • WWLS (640 AM; 5 kW; MOORE, OK; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sterling:

  • KFXI (92.1 FM; MARLOW, OK; Owner: DFWU, INC.)
  • KJRF (91.1 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: THE CHRISTIAN CENTER INC)
  • KCCU (89.3 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: CAMERON UNIVERSITY)
  • KSYY (105.3 FM; KINGFISHER, OK; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKNG-FM (93.3 FM; NEWCASTLE, OK; Owner: TYLER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRMP (103.5 FM; ANADARKO, OK; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING OF SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • KNIN-FM (92.9 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KVRW (107.3 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: PAT-TOWER, INC.)
  • KZCD (94.1 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLAW (101.3 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBZQ (99.5 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: WILLIAM R. FRITSCH, JR.)
  • KWCO-FM (105.5 FM; CHICKASHA, OK; Owner: TYLER ENTERPRISES, L.L.C.)
  • KKEN (97.1 FM; DUNCAN, OK; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING OF SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • KBLP (105.1 FM; LINDSAY, OK; Owner: SO. CENTRAL OKLA. B/C & ADVERTISING)
  • KMGZ (95.3 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: BROADCO OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • K209DJ (89.7 FM; CHICKASHA, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K219KL (91.7 FM; NINNEKAH, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sterling:

  • KWTV (Channel 9; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: GRIFFIN ENTITIES, L.L.C.)
  • K38GL (Channel 38; LAWTON, OK; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K53DS (Channel 53; LAWTON, OK; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K21DC (Channel 21; LAWTON, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
  • K49GC (Channel 49; LAWTON, OK; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Sterling fatal accident list:

Aug 1, 1996 05:55 PM, 17, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1
May 27, 1995 04:00 PM, Park St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Aug 28, 1983 10:00 AM, 17, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sterling)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KA2BEL, Licensee ID: L00859907
    Grant Date: 12/23/2004, Expiration Date: 02/03/2015
    Registrant: James D Hoover Jr, Sterling, OK 73567
  • Call Sign: N5XTR, Previous Call Sign: KB5QHF
    Grant Date: 12/03/1991, Expiration Date: 12/03/2001, Cancellation Date: 12/04/2003
    Registrant: Jarrod A Camp, Sterling, OK 73567

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$135,6101$118,690
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2006 2004 2003 2002

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0021.00

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
Most common first names in Sterling, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1080.6 years
William775.0 years
George680.7 years
Elmer673.3 years
Robert571.4 years
Earl570.4 years
Anna472.8 years
John479.5 years
Raymond461.3 years
Mary487.2 years
Most common last names in Sterling, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hale769.8 years
Liles686.8 years
Brantley579.6 years
Julian577.2 years
Jeffreys486.0 years
Alexander479.0 years
Jester462.5 years
Seymour478.7 years
Smith480.8 years
Milam479.5 years
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