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Sterling, Oklahoma (OK) Poverty Rate Data
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28.0% of Sterling, OK residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 43.5% greater than the poverty level of 15.8% across the entire state of Oklahoma. Taking into account residents not living in families, 16.9% of high school graduates and 47.8% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 12.0% among disabled males and 14.9% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 69.4%. For comparison, it was 21.4% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Sterling, OK

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Sterling:

28.0%
Whole state:

15.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Sterling:

6.7%
Whole state:

6.7%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Sterling:

12.0%
Oklahoma:

17.1%
Disability rate in this town among poor males (it is 28.2% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Sterling:

23.8%
Oklahoma:

30.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Sterling:

14.9%
Oklahoma:

21.5%
Disability rate in this town among poor females (it is 26.6% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Sterling:

16.1%
Oklahoma:

29.6%

Renting rate in this town among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

69.4%
Residents above poverty level:

21.4%

Poverty by age in Sterling, OK

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Sterling
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Sterling,OK (percentage below poverty level)
  • 100.0%Under 5 years
  • 40.0%5 years
  • 34.0%6 to 11 years
  • 63.0%12 to 14 years
  • 12.0%15 years
  • 42.0%16 and 17 years
  • 0.0%18 to 24 years
  • 12.0%25 to 34 years
  • 21.0%35 to 44 years
  • 19.0%45 to 54 years
  • 22.0%55 to 64 years
  • 7.0%65 to 74 years
  • 0.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Sterling
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Sterling,OK (percentage below poverty level)
  • 66.0%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%6 to 11 years
  • 44.0%12 to 14 years
  • 100.0%15 years
  • 20.0%16 and 17 years
  • 100.0%18 to 24 years
  • 19.0%25 to 34 years
  • 19.0%35 to 44 years
  • 20.0%45 to 54 years
  • 39.0%55 to 64 years
  • 0.0%65 to 74 years
  • 28.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Sterling, OK
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Sterling,OK (% below half of poverty level)
  • 25.5%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 22.5%6 to 11 years
  • 0.0%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 0.0%16 and 17 years
  • 5.1%18 to 24 years
  • 9.5%25 to 34 years
  • 2.5%35 to 44 years
  • 7.4%45 to 54 years
  • 7.0%55 to 64 years
  • 3.1%65 to 74 years
  • 0.0%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Sterling, OK

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Sterling, OK
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Sterling, OK (%)
  • 20.0%White
  • 0.0%Black
  • 45.0%American Indian
  • 0.0%Asian
  • 100.0%Other race
  • 6.0%2+ races
  • 60.0%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Sterling, OK
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Sterling, OK (absolute numbers)
  • 104White
  • 0Black
  • 45American Indian
  • 0Asian
  • 4Other race
  • 42+ races
  • 33Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 26.6%Below poverty level
  • 73.4%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 21.4%Below poverty level
  • 78.6%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Sterling, OK

Children below poverty level:
Sterling, Oklahoma:

48.0%
State:

21.2%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Sterling:

16.9%
Oklahoma:

22.1%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Sterling:

47.8%
Oklahoma:

43.6%
Poor families by family type
  • 50.0%Married-couple family
  • 0.0%Male, no wife present
  • 50.0%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Sterling not in families by work experience
  • 6.3%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 12.5%Worked part-time
  • 81.3%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 13.3%Both worked full-time
  • 0.0%One full-time, other part-time
  • 46.7%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 0.0%Both worked part-time
  • 26.7%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 13.3%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 0.0%1995 to 1998
  • 10.5%1990 to 1994
  • 26.3%1980 to 1989
  • 21.1%1970 to 1979
  • 10.5%1960 to 1969
  • 10.5%1950 to 1959
  • 0.0%1940 to 1949
  • 21.1%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 4.1%1995 to 1998
  • 4.1%1990 to 1994
  • 20.0%1980 to 1989
  • 13.8%1970 to 1979
  • 12.8%1960 to 1969
  • 17.9%1950 to 1959
  • 12.3%1940 to 1949
  • 14.9%1939 or earlier
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