61081 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Sterling, IL (4.73%), Como, IL (0.92%), Coleta, IL (0.47%)
Counties: Whiteside County, IL (94.53%), Lee County, IL (5.47%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 21,711
Zip code population in 2010: 21,934
Zip code population in 2000: 22,844

Houses and condos: 9,410
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,330
% of renters here:

27%
State:

34%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 61081: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 123.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 176 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

2.3% ($2,231)
Illinois:

2.3% ($3,939)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,493 (2.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,763 (2.0%)

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Males: 10,448  (48.1%)
Females: 11,263  (51.9%)

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For population 15 years and over in 61081:

Zip code 61081 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 61081

  • Zip code 61081 races chart
    • 16,727White population
    • 473Black population
    • 20American Indian population
    • 151Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 21Some other race population
    • 307Two or more races population
    • 4,235Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 17,571
Rural population: 4,139

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $95,400
61081:

$95,400
Illinois:

$169,600



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 43 registered sex offenders living in 61081 zip code as of July 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 61081 to the number of sex offenders is 525 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

41.3 years
Illinois median age:

37.2 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 61081, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $48,709 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$48,709
State:

$68,058

Salary/wage: $40,223 (reported on 82.1% of returns)
Here:

$40,223
State:

$55,396
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 71.4% for AGIs below $25k, 76.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 72.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 70.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 68.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 48.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,673 (reported on 32.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,673
Illinois:

$1,969
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $4,143 (reported on 21.2% of returns)
Here:

$4,143
State:

$7,786
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$4,531 (reported on 15.0% of returns)
Here:

+$4,531
State:

+$22,183
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,977 (reported on 10.4% of returns)
Here:

+$9,977
State:

+$12,903
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $10,308 (reported on 12.6% of returns)
61081:

$10,308
Illinois:

$17,929
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.4% for AGIs below $25k, 2.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $18,975 (reported on 0.4% of returns)
61081:

$18,975
Illinois:

$24,666

Total itemized deductions: $19,908 (19% of AGI, reported on 22.3% of returns)
Here:

$19,908
State:

$26,433

Here:

18.7% of AGI
State:

19.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.4% for AGIs below $25k, 7.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 9.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,255 (reported on 16.0% of returns)
Here:

$4,255
State:

$4,525
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $8,290 (reported on 22.2% of returns)
61081:

$8,290
State:

$11,968
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,194 (reported on 19.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,194
State:

$2,349
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 61081, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $38,511 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$38,511
State:

$54,625

Salary/wage: $33,286 (reported on 83.4% of returns)
Here:

$33,286
State:

$46,811
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 129.2% for AGIs below $10k, 69.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 77.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 74.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 77.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 59.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,941 (reported on 43.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,941
Illinois:

$2,101
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.1% for AGIs below $10k, 3.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $4,524 (reported on 25.0% of returns)
Here:

$4,524
State:

$4,306
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.2% for AGIs below $10k, 2.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$5,065 (reported on 19.1% of returns)
Here:

+$5,065
State:

+$17,321
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -3.2% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,002 (reported on 10.5% of returns)
Here:

+$9,002
State:

+$11,771
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.3% for AGIs below $10k, 2.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from farming: +$7,040 (reported on 1.4% of returns)
Here:

+$7,040
State:

+$2,327
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.3% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,062 (reported on 1.9% of returns)
61081:

$3,062
Illinois:

$3,087
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $8,617 (reported on 0.5% of returns)
Here:

$8,617
Illinois:

$16,965

Total itemized deductions: $15,970 (20% of AGI, reported on 22.1% of returns)
Here:

$15,970
State:

$20,239

Here:

20.3% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 13.3% for AGIs below $10k, 7.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,478 (4% of AGI, reported on 17.9% of returns)
Here:

$3,478
State:

$3,719

Here:

4.0% of AGI
State:

3.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $10k, 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,482 (reported on 71.3% of returns)
61081:

$5,482
State:

$9,882
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs below $10k, 3.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,571 (reported on 16.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,571
State:

$1,788

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 60.4%
Here:

60%
State:

61%
(% for various income ranges: 53.1% for AGIs below $10k, 60.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 62.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 61.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 62.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 74.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$46,846
Illinois:

$56,210
Sterling, IL (61081) map Nearest zip codes: 61037, 61071, 61051, 61014, 61064, 61261.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

50.0%
Illinois:

50.5%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

8.2%
Illinois:

5.7%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 951
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 7,548


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 418 (127 now married, 291 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 4,475 (1,989 now married, 2,486 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 61081 with a mortgage: 3,881 (140 second mortgage, 515 home equity loan, 14 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,288

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,039
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S423

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

12.5%
Whole state:

14.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

6.7%
Whole state:

7.9%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.3
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 61081: Jordan Center (A), Eastwood Industrial Park (B), Oppold Marina (C), Midway Drive-In (D), Dillon Home Museum (E), Sterling City Hall (F), Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society Museum (G), Coleta Fire Department (H), Sterling Fire Department Headquarters (I), Sterling Fire Department Station 1 (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Shopping Center: Northland Mall Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Churches in zip code 61081 include: Amazing Grace Assembly of Sterling (A), Bethel Reformed Church (B), Faith Baptist Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), First Church of the Nazarene of Sterling (E), First Congregational Church of Sterling (F), First Open Bible Church (G), First Presbyterian Church (H), First United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Colcord Cemetery (1), Calvary Cemetery (2), Oak Knoll Cemetery (3), Peugh Cemetery (4), Hickory Grove Cemetery (5), Penrose Friends Cemetery (6), Como Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs: French Pond (A), Leo Johnson Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Creeks: Skunk Creek (A), Elkhorn Creek (B), Buffalo Creek (C), Jordan Creek (D), Goose Creek (E), Sugar Creek (F), Spring Creek (G), Wild Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 61081 include: Eberly Park (1), Gartner Park (2), Scheid Park (3), Kilgour Park (4), Indian Mounds Historic Site (5), Sinnissippi Park (6), Hoover Park (7), Thomas Park (8), Central Memorial Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 82010 or later
  • 6452000 to 2009
  • 6741990 to 1999
  • 3991980 to 1989
  • 1,4971970 to 1979
  • 1,3921960 to 1969
  • 1,7481950 to 1959
  • 7631940 to 1949
  • 2,2841939 or earlier

Zip code 61081 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sterling, IL (61081)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 681 bedroom
  • 1,2982 bedrooms
  • 3,2843 bedrooms
  • 1,2764 bedrooms
  • 2435+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sterling, IL (61081)

  • 151no bedroom
  • 7311 bedroom
  • 8232 bedrooms
  • 4403 bedrooms
  • 1244 bedrooms
  • 615+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Sterling, IL (61081) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 225no vehicle
  • 1,6891 vehicle
  • 2,7642 vehicles
  • 1,1053 vehicles
  • 3244 vehicles
  • 625+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Sterling, IL (61081) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 464no vehicle
  • 1,2181 vehicle
  • 5032 vehicles
  • 1453 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $628.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $95,400
61081:

$95,400
Illinois:

$169,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,400 - $155,600

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $127,417
Here:

$127,417
State:

$228,842

Townhouses or other attached units: $168,346
Here:

$168,346
State:

$200,693

In 2-unit structures: $235,074
Here:

$235,074
State:

$206,569

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $169,047
Here:

$169,047
State:

$240,302

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $110,052
Here:

$110,052
State:

$222,493

Mobile homes: $60,875
Here:

$60,875
State:

$36,193

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 8.2%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 74.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,284

Size of family households: 2,800 2-persons, 1,250 3-persons, 919 4-persons, 466 5-persons, 191 6-persons, 74 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 2,380 1-person, 344 2-persons, 60 3-persons, 15 4-persons

3,003 married couples with children.
1,694 single-parent households (566 men, 1,128 women).

91.4% of residents of 61081 zip code speak English at home.
7.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% very well, 23% well, 15% not well, 5% not at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% very well, 17% well, 19% not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (23% very well, 77% well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 820 (3.8%)
(37.4% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

3.8%
Whole state:

14.0%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 69%Mexico
  • 5%Canada
  • 4%Macedonia
  • 3%Poland
  • 3%Germany
  • 2%Laos
  • 2%Vietnam

Most common first ancestries reported in 61081 (%)

  • 27%Other groups
  • 21%German
  • 8%American
  • 7%Irish
  • 6%English
  • 3%Italian
  • 2%Swedish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 82010 or later
  • 2032000 to 2009
  • 2761990 to 1999
  • 505Before 1990

Zip code 61081 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 61081 marital status for males
Zip code 61081 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5.2%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 79%Utility gas
  • 13%Electricity
  • 7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1%Wood

Population in 1990: 22,261. Population change in the 1990s: +583 (+2.6%).

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


59% of the 61081 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 71% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Illinois.

91% of the 61081 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 72% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 1% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 2% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 403
Here:

16.0%
Illinois:

11.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 111
Here:

9.1%
Illinois:

9.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 45
Here:

4.9%
Illinois:

26.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 108,125Legal occupations
  • 70,938Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 64,338Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 58,542Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 55,285Management occupations
  • 53,009Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


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)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 333 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 72 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 245 people in nursing homes
  • 95 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 66 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 44 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 61081 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John21175.6 years
Robert15669.9 years
Mary14880.2 years
William12875.4 years
Helen11879.3 years
George9977.4 years
James9870.9 years
Dorothy8779.3 years
Charles8575.5 years
Ruth8281.4 years
Most common last names in zip code 61081 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6978.1 years
Smith6878.2 years
Miller6276.9 years
Stern2877.9 years
Davis2679.2 years
Anderson2678.1 years
Brown2572.2 years
Williams2269.3 years
Janssen2277.3 years
Clark2179.7 years
Businesses in zip code 61081
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kroger1
Applebee's1La-Z-Boy1
Ashley Furniture1Long John Silver's1
Bath & Body Works1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Blockbuster1Maurices1
Buffalo Wild Wings1McDonald's1
CVS1Menards1
Carson Pirie Scott1Payless1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
Fashion Bug1Subway2
FedEx1T-Mobile1
Finish Line1Taco Bell1
Ford1U.S. Cellular2
GNC1UPS2
GameStop1Vans1
Goodwill2Walgreens1
JCPenney1Walmart1
Jones New York1Wendy's1
KFC1YMCA1
Kmart1

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