For population 25 years and over in Sterling:
For population 15 years and over in Sterling town:
13 residents are foreign born (2.2% Latin America, 0.3% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $655 (0.8%)
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:
Latitude: 34.75 N, Longitude: 98.17 W
Area code: 580
Population change in the 1990s: +111 (+17.1%).
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-area historical tornado activity is above Oklahoma state average. It is 339% 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 significantly above Oklahoma state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 the city 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 Sterling 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 the city 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 Sterling center
On 12/17/1992 at 07:18:04, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 33.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
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).
Hospitals/medical centers near Sterling:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sterling:
Public high school in Sterling:
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Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.314. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 32.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 9.27. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 24.6%
(20.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 53.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 58.7% 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 Oklahoma state average:
Banks with branches in Sterling (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Sterling (based on Comanche County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.65%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 9
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 51
Number of full-service restaurants: 64
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Sterling government finances in 2002(per resident):
10.54% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,552 average adjusted gross income)
1.33% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,845 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
12.80% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,661 average adjusted gross income)
0.96% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,426 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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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
Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0021.00
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: