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Sterling, Colorado - Basic Facts

Sterling is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Sterling.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Logan County at latitude 40.6255 and longitude -103.2077. Logan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,937 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Sterling (see map) encompass a land area of 7.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Sterling, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 14,771
Population in Households 11,145
Population in Familes 8,246
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,626
Population Density1 1,941
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 4,877
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 2,737
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,467 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,795 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,081 (38.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 590 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $137,321
Average Home Value $160,263


Median Household Income $37,487
Average Household Income $48,235
Per Capita Income $18,624
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.01% -0.16%
Households 0.02% -0.09%
Families 0.27% -0.18%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   2.94%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Sterling, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sterling to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 45 90th
Population Density1 # 74 84th
Diversity Index2 # 137 71st
Median Household Income # 394 14th
Per Capita Income # 403 12th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.