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Sterling,AK index of house prices

Total population: 5,617 (Urban population: 0, Rural population: 4,702 (14 farm, 4,688 nonfarm))

Houses: 3,288 (2,036 occupied: 1,736 owner occupied, 314 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

15%
State:

36%

Housing density: 43 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $379,012.

Median contract rent in 2016: $510 (lower quartile is $408, upper quartile is $619)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $949


Median gross rent in Sterling, AK in 2016: $628

Housing units in Sterling with a mortgage: 972 (19 second mortgage, 26 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 776

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $99,901

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $64,372

Median monthly housing costs: $994


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Sterling, Alaska Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $296,861 (it was $119,800 in 2000)
Sterling:

$296,861
Alaska:

$267,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $201,786 - $386,957

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $315,242
Here:

$315,242
State:

$309,264

Mobile homes: $132,055
Here:

$132,055
State:

$109,161
Median year house/condo built: 1992

Median year apartment built: 1987

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,699
  • In family households: 4,784 (663 male householders, 735 female householders)
    1,248 spouses, 1,646 children (1,448 natural, 118 adopted, 73 stepchildren), 98 grandchildren, 18 brothers or sisters, 153 parents, 136 other relatives, 79 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 882 (470 male householders (330 living alone)), 161 female householders (124 living alone)), 237 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 27

Size of family households: 725 2-persons, 201 3-persons, 298 4-persons, 78 5-persons, 69 6-persons, 14 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 461 1-person, 166 2-persons.

921 married couples with children.
208 single-parent households (127 men, 81 women).

97.2% of residents of Sterling speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
2.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Foreign born population: 94 (1.6%)
(58.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

5.4
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.3
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sterling, Alaska:

  • 21no bedroom
  • 1151 bedroom
  • 4282 bedrooms
  • 7523 bedrooms
  • 2614 bedrooms
  • 1275+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Sterling population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sterling, Alaska:

  • 17no bedroom
  • 631 bedroom
  • 1322 bedrooms
  • 463 bedrooms
  • 424 bedrooms
  • 155+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Sterling population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Sterling in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 33no vehicle
  • 2901 vehicle
  • 8412 vehicles
  • 3953 vehicles
  • 924 vehicles
  • 885+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Sterling population

Cars and other vehicles available in Sterling in renter-occupied apartments

  • 42no vehicle
  • 1241 vehicle
  • 972 vehicles
  • 463 vehicles
  • 104 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Sterling population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sterling, Alaska:

  • 01 room
  • 522 rooms
  • 1663 rooms
  • 3994 rooms
  • 3015 rooms
  • 2826 rooms
  • 2877 rooms
  • 768 rooms
  • 1589+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Sterling population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sterling, Alaska:

  • 171 room
  • 432 rooms
  • 533 rooms
  • 524 rooms
  • 575 rooms
  • 356 rooms
  • 167 rooms
  • 168 rooms
  • 149+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Sterling population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

  • Sterling, AK household income distribution

  • Sterling, AK household income distribution
  • 125Less than $10,000
  • 66$10,000 to $14,999
  • 60$15,000 to $19,999
  • 60$20,000 to $24,999
  • 64$25,000 to $29,999
  • 104$30,000 to $34,999
  • 16$35,000 to $39,999
  • 32$40,000 to $44,999
  • 33$45,000 to $49,999
  • 169$50,000 to $59,999
  • 286$60,000 to $74,999
  • 280$75,000 to $99,999
  • 264$100,000 to $124,999
  • 157$125,000 to $149,999
  • 218$150,000 to $199,999
  • 100$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Sterling, AK

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Sterling, AK
  • 28$50,000 to $59,999
  • 11$60,000 to $69,999
  • 56$80,000 to $89,999
  • 43$90,000 to $99,999
  • 31$100,000 to $124,999
  • 62$125,000 to $149,999
  • 49$150,000 to $174,999
  • 126$175,000 to $199,999
  • 237$200,000 to $249,999
  • 204$250,000 to $299,999
  • 570$300,000 to $399,999
  • 101$400,000 to $499,999
  • 155$500,000 to $749,999
  • 43$750,000 to $999,999
  • 13$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Sterling, AK

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Sterling, AK
  • 10$400 to $449
  • 37$500 to $549
  • 15$550 to $599
  • 28$650 to $699
  • 26$700 to $749
  • 11$750 to $799
  • 64$800 to $899
  • 44$900 to $999
  • 26$1,000 to $1,249
  • 28No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 372010 or later
  • 102000 to 2009
  • 161990 to 1999
  • 281980 to 1989
  • 51970 to 1979
  • 43Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Sterling population
Sterling commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 68
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 143
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 318
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 424
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 324
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 148
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 271
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 15
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 34
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 85
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 22
  • 90 or more minutes: 63
Sterling, AK Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 92.4%
Number of people working at home: 348 (15.2% of all workers)

Sterling mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 1,318 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 273 (15%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 31 (2%)
  • Other means: 119 (6%)
  • Worked at home: 91 (5%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 417
 English: 183
 American: 110
 Irish: 86
 German Russian: 47
 Italian: 46
 Danish: 42
 Norwegian: 36
 Swedish: 32
 Russian: 29
 Finnish: 25
 Dutch: 23
 Pennsylvania German: 20
 French (except Basque): 19
 Swiss: 17
 French Canadian: 16
 Scottish: 13
 Croatian: 12
 Romanian: 12
 Portuguese: 10
 Polish: 8

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 35%Philippines
  • 18%Russia
  • 15%England
  • 15%Korea
  • 11%Cambodia
  • 0%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 0%Scotland

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

  • This state: 1,703
  • Other state: 3,815
  • Northeast: 300
  • Midwest: 1,088
  • South: 433
  • West: 2,011

84% of Sterling residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 35% lived in Alaska.

Sterling:

84.1%
State average:

81.2%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 12
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 12
  • 9th grade: 0
  • 10th grade: 0
  • 11th grade: 0
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 9
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 842
  • Less than 1 year of college: 203
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 457
  • Associate degree: 249
  • Bachelor's degree: 181
  • Master's degree: 177
  • Professional school degree: 39
  • Doctorate degree: 0

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 9
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 28
  • 7th and 8th grade: 31
  • 9th grade: 20
  • 10th grade: 12
  • 11th grade: 89
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 17
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 562
  • Less than 1 year of college: 68
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 411
  • Associate degree: 228
  • Bachelor's degree: 191
  • Master's degree: 146
  • Professional school degree: 23
  • Doctorate degree: 0

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 11.9%Males
  • 5.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 10.9%Males
  • 100.0%Females
Sterling marital status for males
Sterling marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,988
  • One, attached: 65
  • Two: 42
  • 3 or 4: 52
  • 10 to 19: 41
  • Mobile homes: 151

Median worth of mobile homes: $86,337

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 7.5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 7.2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 10 years ago

Renter moved in on average 5 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Sterling:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sterling
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (76.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11.6%)
  • Wood (10.4%)
  • Electricity (1.0%)
  • Utility gas (63.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13.7%)
  • Wood (12.4%)
  • Other fuel (8.3%)
  • Electricity (4.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

0.0%
Alaska:

8.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 56
Here:

19.6%
Alaska:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Alaska:

11.6%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)