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Sterling County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2019: 1,263 (all rural); it was 1,393 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 130
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 213
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 391
Renter-occupied apartments: 97 (it was 122 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

36%

Land area: 923 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.

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

March 2019 cost of living index in Sterling County: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (27.2%), Educational, health and social services (22.7%), Retail trade (17.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 25%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Sterling County, TX (2019)
    • 66452.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 58146.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 131.0%Two or more races
Median resident age:

41.4 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years
Males: 694  (55.0%)
Females: 569  (45.0%)
Average household size:
Sterling County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $61,957 ($35,129 in 1999)
This county:

$61,957
Texas:

$64,034

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $535 (lower quartile is $294, upper quartile is $638)
This county:

$535
State:

$929


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $68,543 (it was $51,200 in 2000)
Sterling:

$68,543
Texas:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $22,137 - $116,858

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $154,434
Here:

$154,434
State:

$268,991

Mobile homes: $30,262
Here:

$30,262
State:

$94,014

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $976
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $426

Institutionalized population: 35

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 3
  • Thefts: 4
  • Auto thefts: 0

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 3
  • Thefts: 0
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,357 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $601 (1.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Sterling, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Sterling, TX in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Sterling, TX in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 2.2%
Sterling County:

2.2%
Texas:

13.6%
(1.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.9% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 41.4 years old
(Males: 32.7 years old, Females: 44.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.7 years old, Black residents: 87.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.4 years old, Other race residents: 43.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sterling County is $401 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $624 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sterling City.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Sterling County: Canyon Windmill (A), Carter Camp (B), Cattleguard Windmill (C), Cheyenne Farms (D), China Windmill (E), Crawford Windmill (F), Division Windmill (G), Dooley Windmill (H), East Leck Windmill (I), East Lehman Windmill (J), East Simpson Windmill (K), Haley Ranch (L), Hogg Windmill (M), Horse Windmill (N), Hugh Windmill (O), Kermit Windmill (P), Little Sand Windmill (Q), Lowe Windmill (R), Magnolia Windmill (S), Moore Windmill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Tuscaloosa County, Alabama , Howard County , Hudspeth County , Midland County , Upton County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.4%
Texas:

8.0%

Unemployment by year in Sterling, TX
County total employment by year in Sterling, TX
County average yearly wages by year in Sterling, TX

Current college students: 42
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 82 (31.6% naturalized citizens)

Sterling County:

6.5%
Whole state:

17.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 252000 to 2009
  • 111990 to 1999
  • 211980 to 1989
  • 351970 to 1979
  • 40Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 76.5%

Sterling County marital status for males Sterling County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 431
  • One, attached: 7
  • Two: 7
  • Mobile homes: 156

Housing units in Sterling County with a mortgage: 108 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 301

Here:

26.4% with mortgage
State:

56.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sterling County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4344
Mainline Protestant3311
Catholic1001
Other7-
None271-
Sterling County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Sterling County:

8.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Sterling County:

8.08 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

16.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Sterling County:

9.9%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Sterling County:

26.3%
State:

26.6%

Agriculture in Sterling County:

Average size of farms: 9591 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $87,703
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $80.05
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 99.00%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $100,495
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.11%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $49,911
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 72.73%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.41
All wheat for grain: 345 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 12 acres

Tornado activity:

Sterling County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 22864905.5 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Sterling County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 312% greater 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 85.4 miles away from Sterling County center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 173.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 125.7 miles away from the county center
On 3/26/2020 at 15:16:27, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 5.9 mi) earthquake occurred 176.3 miles away from the county center
On 9/11/2011 at 12:27:44, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 73.0 miles away from Sterling County center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 355.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4485, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 01, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3284: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3261: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3216: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Extreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 01, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3142: September 01, 1999, FEMA Id: 3142, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Extreme Fire Hazard, Incident Period: August 30, 1993 to November 15, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3113: September 10, 1993, FEMA Id: 3113, Natural disaster type: Fire

The number of natural disasters in Sterling County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 5
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Sterling

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 540 (78.0%)
  • Carpooled: 48 (6.9%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 96 (13.9%)
  • Worked at home: 8 (1.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (2%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Transportation occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Healthcare support occupations (17%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (77%)
  • Egypt (16%)
  • England (2%)
  • Norway (0%)
  • Sweden (0%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (0%)
  • Scotland (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Sterling County


  • German (5%)
  • American (3%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Egyptian (1%)
  • English (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
25 people in nursing homes
35 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $81,394.

8.23% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,947 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.23%
Texas average:

7.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
8.23% relocated from other counties in Texas ($50,947 average AGI)
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.
Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


7.83% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,278 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.83%
Texas average:

7.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.83% relocated to other counties in Texas ($47,278 average AGI)
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other states.
Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.2

Births per 1000 population in Sterling County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 1.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Sterling County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 14.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Sterling County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 18.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 14.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sterling County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Sterling County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sterling County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sterling County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sterling County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Sterling County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 191 (166 aged, 25 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 73 (30%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 614
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,305

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 77

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,263
  • Male householders: 247 (31 living alone), Female householders: 224 (63 living alone)
  • 218 spouses (218 opposite-sex spouses), 21 unmarried partners, (21 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 361 children (338 natural, 10 adopted, 12 stepchildren), 96 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 41 parents, 0 foster children, 15 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 37

Size of family households: 236 2-persons, 38 3-persons, 17 4-persons, 48 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 23 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 95 1-person, 10 2-persons.

150 married couples with children.
192 single-parent households (118 men, 74 women).

72.9% of residents of Sterling speak English at home.
27.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $6,151,000 ($4,713 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $80,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,027,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,541,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $456,000
Federal grants: $1,904,000
Federal procurement contracts: $33,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $190,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $101,000
Federal Government insurance: $389,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 68
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 60
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +14
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -109
Here -84 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Sterling County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.25 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.1

Year house built in Sterling County, Texas
  • Year house built in Sterling County, Texas
  • 02014 or later
  • 212010 to 2013
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 1131990 to 1999
  • 1371980 to 1989
  • 721970 to 1979
  • 1211960 to 1969
  • 641950 to 1959
  • 161940 to 1949
  • 501939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sterling County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sterling County, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sterling County, Texas
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 153 rooms
  • 1094 rooms
  • 1335 rooms
  • 786 rooms
  • 207 rooms
  • 298 rooms
  • 219+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sterling County, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sterling County, Texas
  • 81 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 183 rooms
  • 184 rooms
  • 05 rooms
  • 156 rooms
  • 07 rooms
  • 08 rooms
  • 99+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sterling County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sterling County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sterling County, Texas
  • 0no bedroom
  • 101 bedroom
  • 812 bedrooms
  • 2463 bedrooms
  • 494 bedrooms
  • 155+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sterling County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sterling County, Texas
  • 8no bedroom
  • 111 bedroom
  • 162 bedrooms
  • 213 bedrooms
  • 34 bedrooms
  • 95+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Sterling County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Sterling County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sterling County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 4no vehicle
  • 1601 vehicle
  • 1082 vehicles
  • 983 vehicles
  • 314 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Sterling County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sterling County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 0no vehicle
  • 321 vehicle
  • 102 vehicles
  • 263 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

90.6% of Sterling County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 100% lived in Texas.

Sterling County:

90.6%
State average:

84.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 892
  • Other state: 281
  • Northeast: 8
  • Midwest: 100
  • South: 41
  • West: 134
Year householders moved into unit in Sterling County, TX
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sterling County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 72.4%Electricity
  • 18.6%Utility gas
  • 5.1%Other fuel
  • 3.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 53.0%Electricity
  • 33.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.6%Utility gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

7.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

6.6%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Sterling County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $2,125,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $164,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $2,743,000
    General - Other: $493,000
    Health - Other: $428,000
    Regular Highways: $402,000
    Police Protection: $399,000
    Central Staff Services: $219,000
    General Public Buildings: $174,000
    Financial Administration: $157,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $130,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $103,000
    Local Fire Protection: $74,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $33,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $69,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,600,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,955,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $705,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $271,000
    General Revenue - Other: $79,000
    Interest Earnings: $16,000
    Rents: $4,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $73,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $65,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,256,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $337,000
    Other: $84,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,250,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $113,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $86,000

Sterling County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $2,125,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $164,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $2,743,000
    General - Other: $493,000
    Health - Other: $428,000
    Regular Highways: $402,000
    Police Protection: $399,000
    Central Staff Services: $219,000
    General Public Buildings: $174,000
    Financial Administration: $157,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $130,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $103,000
    Local Fire Protection: $74,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $33,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $69,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,600,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,955,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $705,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $271,000
    General Revenue - Other: $79,000
    Interest Earnings: $16,000
    Rents: $4,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $73,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $65,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,256,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $337,000
    Other: $84,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,250,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $113,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $86,000

Sterling County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $2,125,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $164,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $2,743,000
    General - Other: $493,000
    Health - Other: $428,000
    Regular Highways: $402,000
    Police Protection: $399,000
    Central Staff Services: $219,000
    General Public Buildings: $174,000
    Financial Administration: $157,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $130,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $103,000
    Local Fire Protection: $74,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $33,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $69,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,600,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,955,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $705,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $271,000
    General Revenue - Other: $79,000
    Interest Earnings: $16,000
    Rents: $4,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $73,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $65,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,256,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $337,000
    Other: $84,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,250,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $113,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $86,000

Sterling County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $2,125,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $164,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $2,743,000
    General - Other: $493,000
    Health - Other: $428,000
    Regular Highways: $402,000
    Police Protection: $399,000
    Central Staff Services: $219,000
    General Public Buildings: $174,000
    Financial Administration: $157,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $130,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $103,000
    Local Fire Protection: $74,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $33,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $69,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,600,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,955,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $705,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $271,000
    General Revenue - Other: $79,000
    Interest Earnings: $16,000
    Rents: $4,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $73,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $65,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,256,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $337,000
    Other: $84,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,250,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $113,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $86,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 21
  • Number of aged recipients: 8
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 13
  • Number of recipients under 18: 0
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 0
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 12
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 13
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 6
Most common first names in Sterling County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1179.0 years
James1072.9 years
William884.2 years
Mary775.3 years
Maria564.2 years
Minnie587.0 years
Robert567.8 years
Juan467.5 years
Thomas479.8 years
Bertha392.4 years
Most common last names in Sterling County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Foster1675.9 years
Reed779.0 years
Rodriguez662.7 years
Martin577.8 years
Bailey584.8 years
Davis584.2 years
Glass584.8 years
Durham492.8 years
Allen473.0 years
Mcentire479.8 years

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  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"