Sterling, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 27,822.
Males: 13,938  (50.1%)
Females: 13,884  (49.9%)
Median resident age:  34.8 years
Virginia median age:  38.2 years
Estimated median household income in 2016: $134,464
Sterling:

$134,464
VA:

$68,114

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $50,325

Sterling CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $482,700
Sterling:

$482,700
VA:

$264,000

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $266,534; Detached houses: $300,799; Townhouses or other attached units: $232,548; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $76,126; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $184,972

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,622.

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  • Races in Sterling, VA (2016)

    Sterling races chart
    • 11,73637.2%White alone
    • 11,41436.2%Hispanic
    • 4,14013.1%Asian alone
    • 2,6548.4%Black alone
    • 1,2534.0%Two or more races
    • 6372.0%Other race alone
    • 1360.4%American Indian alone
    • 330.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sterling: 132.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Sterling, VA City Guides:

Ancestries: American (6.5%), German (3.3%), Irish (2.6%), English (2.0%), Italian (1.9%), European (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 300 feet

For population 25 years and over in Sterling:

  • High school or higher: 79.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sterling CDP:

  • Never married: 35.7%
  • Now married: 48.7%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

10,278 residents are foreign born (20.3% Latin America).

This place:

32.6%
Virginia:

11.9%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 68 registered sex offenders living in Sterling, Virginia as of January 17, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Sterling to the number of sex offenders is 409 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,297 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $3,238 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reston, VA (5.7 miles , pop. 56,407).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (23.3 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (139.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Dulles Town Center, VA (1.2 miles ), Countryside, VA (1.6 miles ), Herndon, VA (1.8 miles ), Moorefield Station, VA (1.9 miles) , Sugarland Run, VA (1.9 miles ), University Center, VA (1.9 miles ), Cascades, VA (1.9 miles ), McNair, VA (2.0 miles ).

Latitude: 39.01 N, Longitude: 77.43 W

Sterling household income distribution Sterling home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (16%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

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

Tornado activity:

Sterling-area historical tornado activity is above Virginia state average. It is 7% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/24/2001, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.3 miles away from the Sterling place center injured 2 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 9/5/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sterling-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 232.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 117.8 miles away from Sterling center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 101.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 266.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 118.6 miles away from Sterling center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Loudoun County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers in Sterling:

  • JOHNSON CNTR/FALCONS LANDING (20535 EARHART PLACE)
  • CDC - STERLING/DULLES (46396 BENEDICT DR STE 100)
  • ADVANCE HOME HEALTH CARE, LLC (21135 WHITFIELD PLACE, SUITE #206)
  • TRANS-CARE HOME HEALTH LLC (46859 HARRY BYRD HWY #302)

Amtrak stations near Sterling:

  • 4 miles: DULLES INTERNATIONAL AP'T (HERNDON, DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: ROCKVILLE (HUNGERFORD DR. & PARK ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: MANASSAS (9500 WEST ST.) . Services: public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

College/University in Sterling:

  • The Art Institute of Washington-Dulles (Full-time enrollment: 231; Location: The Corporate Office Park at Dulles Town Center, 21000 Atlantic Blvd Ste 100; Private, for-profit; Website: www.artinstitutes.edu/washington-dulles)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sterling:

  • Stratford University (about 12 miles; Fairfax, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,570)
  • George Mason University (about 14 miles; Fairfax, VA; FT enrollment: 26,002)
  • Northern Virginia Community College (about 16 miles; Annandale, VA; FT enrollment: 35,721)
  • Montgomery College (about 16 miles; Rockville, MD; FT enrollment: 17,999)
  • Medtech Institute (about 17 miles; Falls Church, VA; FT enrollment: 2,900)
  • Marymount University (about 18 miles; Arlington, VA; FT enrollment: 3,361)
  • American University (about 19 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 9,850)

Public high schools in Sterling:

  • PARK VIEW HIGH (Students: 1,288, Location: 400 W LAUREL AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • DOMINION HIGH (Students: 1,263, Location: 21326 AUGUSTA DR., Grades: PK-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Sterling:

Private elementary/middle school in Sterling:

  • CHESTERBROOK ACADEMY - STERLING (Students: 129, Location: 46100 WOODSHIRE DR, Grades: PK-8)
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Notable locations in Sterling: Steeplechase Industrial Park (A), Technology Trading Center (B), Sterling Park Business Center (C), Sterling Park Community Center (D), Sterling Park Safety Center (E), Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Sterling Volunteer Fire Company Station 11 (F), Sterling Park Police Sub-Station (G), Sterling Library (H), Sterling Community Center (I), Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad Station 15 (J), Eastern Loudoun Sheriff's Station (K), Claude Moore Recreation Center (L), Sterling Annex Community Center (M), All Dulles Area Muslim Society Center (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Village Center on Seven Shopping Center (1), Town Center Shopping Center (2), Sugarland Plaza Shopping Center (3), Sterling Plaza Shopping Center (4), Sterling Park Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sterling include: Community Church (A), Christ The Redeemer Roman Catholic Church (B), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (C), Christ Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (D), Christ the Redeemer Church (E), Community Lutheran Church (F), Saint Matthews Episcopal Church (G), Sterling United Methodist Church (H), Sterling Park Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Sterling Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Church Mills Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Sterling include: Briar Patch Park (1), Claude Moore Park (2), Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Absolutely Affordable Art Gallery (Art Museums; 904 East Roanoke Road), Advance Auto Parts (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 46220 Potomac Run Plaza Suite 100), Dulles Carousel (Amusement & Theme Parks; 21100 Dulles Town Circle).

Hotels: Fairfield Inn by Marriott (23000 Indian Creek Drive), Holiday Inn (1000 Sully Road), Hampton Inn-Wash Dulles Airport (45440 Holiday Drive), Fairfield Inn Dulles Airport / Sterling (23000 Indian Creek Boulevard), Dulles Airport Marriott (45020 Aviation Dr), AmeriSuites Dulles / Sterling (21481 Ridgetop Circle), Chantilly's Restaurant (1000 Sully Road), Extended Stayamerica (46001 Waterview Plaza), Hampton Inn Dulles Town Center (46331 McClellan Way).

Loudoun County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 99.8. This is worse than average.

City:

99.8
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.293. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.293
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 7.25. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.25
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.688. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.688
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 12.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.31. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.31
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 0.00215. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00215
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 6.0%
(4.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.6% for Black residents, 8.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.4% for other race residents, 1.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.0 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.6%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.6%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Banks with most branches in Sterling (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Sterling Countryside Branch, Lowes Island Branch, Falcons Landing Branch, Sterling Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Capital One, National Association: Potomac Run Shopping Center Branch, Sterling Branch, Dulles Town Crossing Branch, Sterling Town Center Branch. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Sterling Branch, Dulles Town Center Branch, Sterling Free Court Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • SunTrust Bank: Sterling Plaza Safeway Branch, Country Side Branch, Potomoc Run Branch. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Cardinal Bank: Sterling Branch at 46005 Regal Plaza St 180, branch established on 1999/04/05; Sterling Park Branch at 101 Enterprise Street, branch established on 2005/02/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,594.6 mil, Deposits: $1,808.7 mil, headquarters in Mc Lean, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: Cardinal Financial Corporation
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Dulles Town Center Branch at 21099 Dulles Town Circle, branch established on 2002/11/18; Sterling Shoppers Branch at 47100 Community Plaza, branch established on 2000/06/19. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Millennium Bank, National Association: Sterling Branch at 21430 Cedar Drive, branch established on 2007/06/18; at 21430 Ceda Dr Unit 100, branch established on 1999/04/01. Info updated 2010/03/23: Bank assets: $172.4 mil, Deposits: $157.0 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Millennium Bankshares Corporation
  • WashingtonFirst Bank: Sterling Branch at 46901 Cedar Lakes Plaza, branch established on 1999/09/21. Info updated 2008/05/30: Bank assets: $559.4 mil, Deposits: $483.4 mil, headquarters in Reston, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Washingtonfirst Bankshares, Inc.
  • Virginia Commerce Bank: Dulles Branch 26 Branch at 23510 Overland Drive, branch established on 2008/04/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,936.3 mil, Deposits: $2,300.3 mil, headquarters in Arlington, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: Virginia Commerce Bancorp, Inc.
  • 6 other banks with 6 local branches

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

19.0
Virginia average:

12.3

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sterling CDP (based on Loudoun County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic45,6876
Other34,24131
Mainline Protestant22,08051
Evangelical Protestant17,31484
Orthodox3002
Black Protestant1992
None192,490-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 48
Loudoun County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 28
Loudoun County:

1.01 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
Loudoun County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 189
Here:

6.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.0%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Loudoun County:

23.0%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.2%
State:

18.6%

9.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($81,435 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.59%
Virginia average:

9.34%

0.38% of residents moved from foreign countries ($4,466 average AGI)
Loudoun County:

0.38%
Virginia average:

0.21%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Fairfax County, VA  3.38% ($85,074 average AGI)
from Prince William County, VA  0.39% ($68,092)
from Arlington County, VA  0.29% ($96,142)


8.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($77,391 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.21%
Virginia average:

9.20%

0.43% of residents moved to foreign countries ($5,655 average AGI)
Loudoun County:

0.43%
Virginia average:

0.20%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fairfax County, VA  2.09% ($70,286 average AGI)
to Prince William County, VA  0.45% ($63,837)
to Arlington County, VA  0.31% ($84,325)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sterling:

  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WTNT (570 AM; 5 kW; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WMAL (630 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WDCT (1310 AM; 5 kW; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, LTD.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WAGE (1200 AM; 5 kW; LEESBURG, VA; Owner: RADIO WAGE, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sterling:

  • WJFK-FM (106.7 FM; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WJZW (105.9 FM; WOODBRIDGE, VA; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • W228BA (93.5 FM; LEESBURG, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WARW (94.7 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIHT (99.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMZQ-FM (98.7 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WRQX (107.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WASH (97.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHUR-FM (96.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WWDC-FM (101.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WINC-FM (92.5 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: MID ATLANTIC NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKYS (93.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WGTS (91.9 FM; TAKOMA PARK, MD; Owner: COLUMBIA UNION COLLEGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WETA (90.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WAVA (105.1 FM; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WPER (89.9 FM; CULPEPER, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO INC.)
  • WFRE (99.9 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGMS-FM (103.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • W219BX (91.7 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WAMU (88.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE EXEC. COMM. OF THE BD. OF TRUSTEES OF AMERICAN UNIV.)

TV broadcast stations around Sterling:

  • WNVC (Channel 56; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTTG (Channel 5; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLA-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ACC LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUSA (Channel 9; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE DETROIT NEWS, INC.)
  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WHUT-TV (Channel 32; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WRC-TV (Channel 4; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WRC-TV), INC.)
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPXW (Channel 66; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: PAXSON WASHINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • W42BE (Channel 42; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: FAIRFAX LOW POWER CO.)
  • WFPT (Channel 62; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W28BY (Channel 63; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFORMATION SUPER STATION, L.L.C.)
  • WNVT (Channel 53; GOLDVEIN, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WMDO-CA (Channel 30; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WZDC-LP (Channel 64; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ONDA CAPITAL, INC.)
  • W52AS (Channel 52; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WKRP-LP (Channel 42; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 174m571ftTotal length
  • $568,000Total costs
  • 257,773Total average daily traffic
  • 8,012Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21990-1999
  • 82000-2009
  • 22010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Sterling, VA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sterling)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 127 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sterling, VA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 314 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sterling)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Sterling)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 25 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

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

COVENANT MHP (Serves PA, Population served: 34, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 35 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sterling that have no violations reported:

  • STERLING RURITAN (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 244
  • Hazardous Condition: 330
  • Service Call: 11
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Sterling

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sterling, VA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sterling, Virginia:

  • Holiday Inn Washington-Dulles Int'l Airport, 45425 Holiday Dr, Sterling, Virginia 20166 , Phone: (703) 471-7411, Fax: (703) 709-0785
  • Best Western Dulles Airport Inn, 45440 Holiday Dr, Sterling, Virginia 20166 , Phone: (703) 471-8300, Fax: (703) 471-8382
  • Extended Stay America, 45350 Catalina Ct, Sterling, Virginia 20166 , Phone: (703) 904-7575, Fax: (704) 904-7629
  • Extended Stay America - Washington, DC - Sterling, 46001 Waterview Plz, Sterling, Virginia 20166 , Phone: (703) 444-7240, Fax: (703) 444-7871
  • Hyatt Place Sterling/Dulles Airport-North, 21481 Ridgetop Cir, Sterling, Virginia 20166 , Phone: (703) 444-3909, Fax: (703) 444-3910
  • Towneplace Suites Dulles Airport, 22744 Holiday Park Dr, Sterling, Virginia 20166 , Phone: (703) 707-2017, Fax: (703) 707-9676
  • Hampton Inn Dulles/Cascades, 46331 Mcclellan Way, Sterling, Virginia 20166 , Phone: (703) 450-9595, Fax: (703) 450-9490
  • Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, 45510 E Severn Way, Sterling, Virginia 20166 , Phone: (703) 674-2299, Fax: (703) 674-2290
  • 8 other hotels and motels
All 16 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sterling, Virginia
Businesses in Sterling, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven7Kohl's1
AT&T3LA Fitness1
Advance Auto Parts2La-Z-Boy1
Applebee's1Lane Furniture2
Ashley Furniture1LensCrafters1
Avenue1Lowe's1
BMW1Marriott4
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Marshalls1
Baskin-Robbins1MasterBrand Cabinets10
Best Western1McDonald's7
Blockbuster1Men's Wearhouse1
Brookstone1New Balance4
Budget Car Rental2Nike8
Burger King1Nissan1
Burlington Coat Factory1Nordstrom1
CVS2Office Depot1
CarMax1Olive Garden1
Caribou Coffee1Outback1
Casual Male XL1Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet1Pac Sun1
Chick-Fil-A2Papa John's Pizza2
Chipotle2Payless1
Circle K2PetSmart1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut2
Costco1Plato's Closet1
Cricket Wireless4Popeyes1
Curves1Quiznos1
DHL2RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry4Red Lobster1
Domino's Pizza2Rite Aid2
DressBarn1Safeway2
Dressbarn1Sam's Club1
Dunkin Donuts5Sprint Nextel2
Extended Stay America1Staples1
FedEx17Starbucks10
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Suburban1
Ford1Subway10
GNC2T-Mobile3
GameStop1T.J.Maxx1
Giant2Taco Bell2
H&R Block2Target2
Hilton2The Room Place1
Holiday Inn1Toys"R"Us2
Home Depot1U-Haul6
Homestead Studio Suites1UPS26
Honda1Value City Furniture1
IHOP1Vans2
JCPenney1Volkswagen1
JoS. A. Bank1Vons2
Justice2Walmart1
KFC2Wendy's2

Sterling compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Sterling on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Bolivia (population 500+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income and median resident age less than 35"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in El Salvador (population 500+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Transportation and warehousing (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Honduras (population 500+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Northern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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