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Work and Jobs in Sterling, Alaska (AK) Detailed Stats
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Based on the data from 2000 / 2016 when the population of Sterling, Alaska was 4,705 / 5,700

Most common industries

Most common industries (%)

Most common industries for males (%)

Most common industries for females (%)

Most common industries

Industry

All

Males

Females

Construction13.5%
(260)
20.0%
(215)
5.3%
(45)
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction10.4%
(201)
18.0%
(194)
0.8%
(7)
Accommodation and food services8.4%
(161)
6.1%
(66)
11.2%
(95)
Educational services7.1%
(136)
3.9%
(42)
11.1%
(94)
Health care6.8%
(131)
2.4%
(26)
12.4%
(105)
Public administration6.0%
(116)
5.1%
(55)
7.2%
(61)
Department and other general merchandise stores4.9%
(94)
3.4%
(37)
6.7%
(57)
Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations3.4%
(66)
1.6%
(17)
5.8%
(49)
Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers3.1%
(60)
4.9%
(53)
0.8%
(7)
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers2.7%
(52)
3.6%
(39)
1.5%
(13)
Repair and maintenance2.4%
(47)
4.4%
(47)
0.0%
(0)
Arts, entertainment, and recreation2.3%
(45)
1.8%
(19)
3.1%
(26)
Motor vehicle and parts dealers2.2%
(43)
3.2%
(35)
0.9%
(8)
Food and beverage stores1.8%
(35)
2.1%
(23)
1.4%
(12)
Social assistance1.8%
(34)
0.0%
(0)
4.0%
(34)
Professional, scientific, and technical services1.7%
(33)
1.1%
(12)
2.5%
(21)
Gasoline stations1.7%
(32)
0.0%
(0)
3.8%
(32)
Administrative and support and waste management services1.5%
(29)
0.5%
(5)
2.8%
(24)
Personal and laundry services1.5%
(28)
0.0%
(0)
3.3%
(28)
Petroleum and coal products1.3%
(26)
1.3%
(14)
1.4%
(12)
Finance and insurance1.2%
(23)
0.0%
(0)
2.7%
(23)
Other direct selling establishments0.9%
(18)
1.1%
(12)
0.7%
(6)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting0.9%
(18)
1.0%
(11)
0.8%
(7)
Radio, TV, and computer stores0.8%
(16)
0.8%
(9)
0.8%
(7)
U. S. Postal service0.8%
(15)
0.6%
(7)
0.9%
(8)
Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores0.8%
(15)
0.0%
(0)
1.8%
(15)
Food0.7%
(14)
1.3%
(14)
0.0%
(0)
Pharmacies and drug stores0.7%
(14)
0.6%
(7)
0.8%
(7)
Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores0.7%
(14)
1.3%
(14)
0.0%
(0)
Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores0.7%
(14)
0.6%
(7)
0.8%
(7)
Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers0.7%
(13)
0.6%
(6)
0.8%
(7)
Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores0.7%
(13)
0.0%
(0)
1.5%
(13)
Real estate and rental and leasing0.6%
(12)
0.6%
(6)
0.7%
(6)
Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers0.5%
(10)
0.4%
(4)
0.7%
(6)
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers0.5%
(10)
0.9%
(10)
0.0%
(0)
Transportation equipment0.5%
(9)
0.8%
(9)
0.0%
(0)
Wood products0.4%
(8)
0.7%
(8)
0.0%
(0)
Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers0.4%
(8)
0.7%
(8)
0.0%
(0)
Broadcasting and telecommunications0.4%
(7)
0.6%
(7)
0.0%
(0)
Printing and related support activities0.4%
(7)
0.0%
(0)
0.8%
(7)
Furniture and related product manufacturing0.3%
(6)
0.6%
(6)
0.0%
(0)
Utilities0.3%
(6)
0.6%
(6)
0.0%
(0)
Air transportation0.3%
(6)
0.6%
(6)
0.0%
(0)
Private households0.3%
(6)
0.6%
(6)
0.0%
(0)
Truck transportation0.3%
(5)
0.5%
(5)
0.0%
(0)
Metal and metal products0.3%
(5)
0.5%
(5)
0.0%
(0)
Apparel, fabrics, and notions merchant wholesalers0.3%
(5)
0.5%
(5)
0.0%
(0)

Unemployment in Sterling

  • 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
  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 10.1%Males
  • 8.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 16.1%Males
  • 25.0%Females

Time leaving home to go to work

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2016 (%)

12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.:
Sterling:

5.2% (101)
Alaska:

4.1% (13,951)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Sterling:

9.3% (184)
Alaska:

3.8% (13,046)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Sterling:

5.7% (113)
Alaska:

5.0% (17,284)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Sterling:

11.3% (222)
Alaska:

7.4% (25,418)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Sterling:

11.5% (227)
Alaska:

9.5% (32,659)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Sterling:

13.2% (259)
Alaska:

12.7% (43,781)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Sterling:

13.3% (262)
Alaska:

15.0% (51,559)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Sterling:

11.6% (229)
Alaska:

10.9% (37,652)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Sterling:

1.8% (35)
Alaska:

6.8% (23,295)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Sterling:

4.0% (79)
Alaska:

6.8% (23,419)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Sterling:

2.2% (43)
Alaska:

3.3% (11,416)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Sterling:

2.8% (56)
Alaska:

5.9% (20,372)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Sterling:

8.6% (169)
Alaska:

7.1% (24,413)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2000 (%)

12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.:
Sterling:

4.5% (83)
Alaska:

2.5% (7,216)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Sterling:

3.6% (67)
Alaska:

2.0% (5,847)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Sterling:

4.7% (87)
Alaska:

3.4% (9,831)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Sterling:

6.4% (117)
Alaska:

6.3% (18,356)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Sterling:

5.9% (108)
Alaska:

9.3% (26,900)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Sterling:

15.6% (287)
Alaska:

13.2% (38,331)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Sterling:

13.2% (243)
Alaska:

17.8% (51,692)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Sterling:

9.0% (165)
Alaska:

10.6% (30,799)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Sterling:

8.4% (154)
Alaska:

6.4% (18,465)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Sterling:

5.1% (93)
Alaska:

7.0% (20,202)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Sterling:

2.1% (39)
Alaska:

3.2% (9,274)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Sterling:

1.6% (30)
Alaska:

1.5% (4,466)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Sterling:

7.1% (131)
Alaska:

6.2% (18,026)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Sterling:

7.8% (143)
Alaska:

6.6% (19,214)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2016 (%) - Males

    12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. - Males:
    Sterling:

    5.9% (62)
    Alaska:

    4.8% (9,197)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Males:
    Sterling:

    10.9% (113)
    Alaska:

    5.1% (9,890)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Males:
    Sterling:

    5.6% (58)
    Alaska:

    6.8% (13,178)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Males:
    Sterling:

    12.1% (126)
    Alaska:

    8.5% (16,437)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Males:
    Sterling:

    11.1% (115)
    Alaska:

    10.2% (19,664)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Males:
    Sterling:

    16.0% (167)
    Alaska:

    12.7% (24,490)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Males:
    Sterling:

    17.2% (179)
    Alaska:

    13.4% (25,874)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Males:
    Sterling:

    7.3% (76)
    Alaska:

    9.7% (18,711)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Males:
    Sterling:

    1.9% (20)
    Alaska:

    6.1% (11,723)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Males:
    Sterling:

    1.4% (15)
    Alaska:

    3.0% (5,738)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Males:
    Sterling:

    1.4% (14)
    Alaska:

    6.4% (12,408)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Males:
    Sterling:

    8.8% (91)
    Alaska:

    6.7% (12,847)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2016 (%) - Females

    12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. - Females:
    Sterling:

    4.4% (41)
    Alaska:

    3.1% (4,754)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Females:
    Sterling:

    7.7% (71)
    Alaska:

    2.1% (3,156)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Females:
    Sterling:

    5.5% (51)
    Alaska:

    2.7% (4,106)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Females:
    Sterling:

    10.7% (98)
    Alaska:

    5.9% (8,981)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Females:
    Sterling:

    12.1% (112)
    Alaska:

    8.6% (12,995)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Females:
    Sterling:

    10.1% (93)
    Alaska:

    12.7% (19,291)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Females:
    Sterling:

    8.9% (82)
    Alaska:

    17.0% (25,685)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Females:
    Sterling:

    16.3% (151)
    Alaska:

    12.5% (18,941)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Females:
    Sterling:

    3.8% (35)
    Alaska:

    8.5% (12,866)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Females:
    Sterling:

    6.3% (58)
    Alaska:

    7.7% (11,696)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Females:
    Sterling:

    2.9% (27)
    Alaska:

    3.8% (5,678)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Females:
    Sterling:

    4.0% (37)
    Alaska:

    5.3% (7,964)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Females:
    Sterling:

    8.3% (77)
    Alaska:

    7.6% (11,566)

Travel time to work

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

Travel time (in minutes) to work (%)

Working at home - Sterling

Working at home - Alaska

Less than 5 minutes:
Sterling:

3.3% (61)
Alaska:

7.6% (22,212)
5 to 9 minutes:
Sterling:

7.8% (144)
Alaska:

17.6% (51,239)
10 to 14 minutes:
Sterling:

12.7% (233)
Alaska:

19.3% (56,182)
15 to 19 minutes:
Sterling:

14.0% (257)
Alaska:

18.5% (53,617)
20 to 24 minutes:
Sterling:

14.1% (260)
Alaska:

12.7% (37,046)
25 to 29 minutes:
Sterling:

6.4% (118)
Alaska:

3.7% (10,787)
30 to 34 minutes:
Sterling:

14.3% (262)
Alaska:

6.6% (19,056)
35 to 39 minutes:
Sterling:

2.0% (36)
Alaska:

0.8% (2,331)
40 to 44 minutes:
Sterling:

4.6% (85)
Alaska:

1.3% (3,920)
45 to 59 minutes:
Sterling:

7.2% (132)
Alaska:

2.6% (7,441)
60 to 89 minutes:
Sterling:

2.3% (42)
Alaska:

2.5% (7,345)
90 or more minutes:
Sterling:

6.4% (117)
Alaska:

2.6% (7,443)

Means of transportation to work

Means of transportation to work - Sterling

Means of transportation to work - Alaska

Drove car alone:
Sterling:

71.7% (1,318)
Alaska:

66.5% (193,165)
Carpooled:
Sterling:

14.9% (273)
Alaska:

15.5% (45,012)
Bicycle:
Sterling:

0.3% (6)
Alaska:

0.5% (1,583)
Walked:
Sterling:

1.7% (31)
Alaska:

7.3% (21,298)
Other means:
Sterling:

6.5% (119)
Alaska:

4.2% (12,081)

Private vehicle occupancy

Private vehicle occupancy in 2016 (%)

Drove alone:
Sterling:

89.3% (1,713)
Alaska:

85.0% (250,492)
In 2 person carpool:
Sterling:

9.3% (178)
Alaska:

11.2% (33,031)
In 4 person carpool:
Sterling:

2.0% (39)
Alaska:

1.2% (3,517)

Private vehicle occupancy in 2000 (%)

Drove alone:
Sterling:

82.8% (1,318)
Alaska:

81.1% (193,165)
In 2 person carpool:
Sterling:

13.1% (208)
Alaska:

14.9% (35,506)
In 3 person carpool:
Sterling:

3.7% (59)
Alaska:

2.7% (6,328)
In 4 person carpool:
Sterling:

0.4% (6)
Alaska:

0.9% (2,028)

Class of Workers

Class of Workers (%)

Employee of private company:
Sterling:

62.4% (1,201)
Alaska:

53.1% (149,602)
Self-employed in own incorporated business:
Sterling:

1.6% (30)
Alaska:

2.6% (7,276)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers:
Sterling:

7.8% (150)
Alaska:

9.2% (25,962)
Local government workers:
Sterling:

7.2% (138)
Alaska:

9.8% (27,669)
State government workers:
Sterling:

4.4% (85)
Alaska:

9.3% (26,317)
Federal government workers:
Sterling:

4.3% (82)
Alaska:

7.6% (21,344)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business:
Sterling:

12.1% (233)
Alaska:

8.0% (22,520)
Unpaid family workers:
Sterling:

0.4% (7)
Alaska:

0.3% (842)

Class of Workers (%) - Males

Employee of private company - Males:
Sterling:

70.0% (754)
Alaska:

56.9% (84,832)
Self-employed in own incorporated business - Males:
Sterling:

2.1% (23)
Alaska:

3.4% (5,040)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Males:
Sterling:

3.3% (36)
Alaska:

6.2% (9,212)
Local government workers - Males:
Sterling:

5.1% (55)
Alaska:

8.1% (12,122)
State government workers - Males:
Sterling:

4.3% (46)
Alaska:

8.2% (12,171)
Federal government workers - Males:
Sterling:

3.7% (40)
Alaska:

8.3% (12,355)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Males:
Sterling:

11.4% (123)
Alaska:

8.7% (12,959)

Class of Workers (%) - Females

Employee of private company - Females:
Sterling:

52.7% (447)
Alaska:

48.9% (64,770)
Self-employed in own incorporated business - Females:
Sterling:

0.8% (7)
Alaska:

1.7% (2,236)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Females:
Sterling:

13.4% (114)
Alaska:

12.6% (16,750)
Local government workers - Females:
Sterling:

9.8% (83)
Alaska:

11.7% (15,547)
State government workers - Females:
Sterling:

4.6% (39)
Alaska:

10.7% (14,146)
Federal government workers - Females:
Sterling:

4.9% (42)
Alaska:

6.8% (8,989)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Females:
Sterling:

13.0% (110)
Alaska:

7.2% (9,561)
Unpaid family workers - Females:
Sterling:

0.8% (7)
Alaska:

0.4% (499)
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