Sterling Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Sterling?

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There are 14,421 residents in Sterling, with a median age of 37.2. Of this, 56.49% are males and 43.51% are females. US-born citizens make up 92.82% of the resident pool in Sterling, while non-US-born citizens account for 3.63%. Additionally, 3.55% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 10,864 people in Sterling currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 14,421 -0.4%
Male Population 8,146 4.3%
Female Population 6,275 -5.9%
Male population 56.49%
Female population 43.51%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 37.2 7.5%
Citizen US Born 13,386 -2.0%
Citizen not US Born 523 70.9%
Not Citizen 512 -1.5%
Citizen US Born 92.82%
Citizen not US Born 3.63%
Not Citizen 3.55%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 22 -74.4%
Moved from Same County 1,861 0.2%
Moved from Same State 1,267 -27.1%
Moved from Different State 260 -30.7%
Same House as Last Year 10,864 6.6%
Moved from Abroad 0.15%
Moved from Same County 13.04%
Moved from Same State 8.88%
Moved from Different State 1.82%
Same House as Last Year 76.11%

What are the employment statistics in Sterling?

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White-collar workers make up 65.16% of the working population in Sterling, while blue-collar employees account for 34.84%. There are also 450 entrepreneurs in Sterling (6.25% of the workforce); 4,882 workers employed in private companies (67.8%); and 1,613 people working in governmental institutions (22.4%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 4,692 -5.7%
Blue Collar 2,509 15.1%
White Collar 65.16%
Blue Collar 34.84%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 450 -9.6%
Private Companies 4,882 5.1%
Governmental Workers 1,613 -6.9%
Not for Profit Companies 256 -7.9%
Self Employees 6.25%
Private Companies 67.8%
Governmental Workers 22.4%
Not for Profit Companies 3.56%

How many households are there in Sterling?

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There are a total of 5,341 households in Sterling, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 52.57% of these Sterling households, while non-family units account for the remaining 47.43%. Additionally, 24.49% of households have children and 75.51% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 5,341 1.1%
Average People Per Household 3 -1.6%
Family Households 2,808 -0.6%
Non-family Households 2,533 3.2%
Family Households 52.57%
Non-family Households 47.43%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 1,308 -2.6%
Households without Children 4,033 2.4%
Households with Children 24.49%
Households without Children 75.51%

What are the median and average incomes in Sterling?

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The average annual household income in Sterling is $51,696, while the median household income sits at $40,956 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $37,866, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $61,047. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $29,429 and $35,909, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $51,696 -6.5%
Median Household Income $40,956 -10.3%
People below Poverty Level 1,658 -13.5%
People above Poverty Level 11,721 2.3%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Sterling?

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There are 5,773 housing units in Sterling, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1961. Of the 5,341 occupied housing units in Sterling, 55.46% are owner-occupied, while 44.54% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 52.23% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $145,900. In general, housing costs reach $755 per month in Sterling.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 5,773 2.4%
Median Year Built 1961 -0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 1,546 8.5%
Built between 1940 and 1949 175 10.1%
Built between 1950 and 1959 1,086 -0.3%
Built between 1960 and 1969 757 -7.5%
Built between 1970 and 1979 946 9.5%
Built between 1980 and 1989 683 42.0%
Built between 1990 and 1999 363 -11.3%
Built between 2000 and 2009 183 -47.0%
Built in 2010 or Later 34 -27.7%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 5,341 1.1%
Owner Occupied 2,962 6.6%
Renter Occupied 2,379 -4.9%
Owner Occupied 55.46%
Renter Occupied 44.54%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 1,547 -0.6%
Without Mortgage 1,415 15.6%
Median Value with Mortgage $145,900 4.3%
Median Value without Mortgage $131,700 0.3%
Median Housing Costs per Month $755 -1.4%
With Mortgage 52.23%
Without Mortgage 47.77%

What is the level of education in Sterling?

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Approximately 48.53% of the population in Sterling holds a high school degree (that's 5,878 residents), while 23.3% have attained a college certificate (3,101 locals) and 11.33% have a bachelor's degree (1,372 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 379 -20.2%
Some High School 5,878 17.4%
Some College 3,101 1.0%
Associate Degree 1,072 -13.9%
Bachelor's Degree 1,372 1.3%
Graduate Degree 588 6.7%
No High School 3.13%
Some High School 48.53%
Some College 23.3%
Associate Degree 8.85%
Bachelor's Degree 11.33%
Graduate Degree 4.86%

What is the marital status of Sterling residents?

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A total of 4,405 people in Sterling have never been married (which represents 35.29% of the total population), while 5,165 of them are wedded (41.38%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 265 (2.12%) and 1,920 (15.38%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 4,405 4.3%
Married 5,165 -2.2%
Separated 265 -1.1%
Widowed 991 17.1%
Divorced 1,920 15.9%
Never Married 35.29%
Married 41.38%
Separated 2.12%
Widowed 7.94%
Divorced 15.38%

What are the most common means of transportation in Sterling?

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The top three means of transportation people in Sterling use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 6,015 residents commute by car, 331 prefer going to work by walking and 263 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 6,015 -5.5%
Bus or TrolleyBus 263 1,543.8%
Bicycle 25 -19.4%
Walk 331 5.4%

What is the median and average household income in Sterling by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
80751 18,005 6,714 $47,260.00 $60,290.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 80751

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