Sterling, Alaska Population 2020

5,321
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Sterling is a city located in Alaska. Sterling has a 2020 population of 5,321. Sterling is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -5.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,617 in 2010. Sterling reached it's highest population of 6,054 in 2015.

The average household income in Sterling is $98,533 with a poverty rate of 8.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $984 per month, and the median house value is $295,400. The median age in Sterling is 43.7 years, 48.1 years for males, and 40.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 108.7 males.

Sterling Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sterling was:

  • White: 88.48%
  • Two or more races: 6.20%
  • Native American: 2.54%
  • Asian: 1.92%
  • Other race: 0.45%
  • Black or African American: 0.41%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sterling, Alaska is 5,321, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,321.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,617.

Sterling, Alaska Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,70888.48%
Two or More Races3306.20%
American Indian and Alaska Native1352.54%
Asian1021.92%
Some Other Race240.45%
Black or African American220.41%
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Sterling Population Pyramid 2020

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Sterling Median Age

43.7


Total

48.1


Male

40.3


Female

Sterling Adults

There are 4,145 adults, (842 of whom are seniors) in Sterling.

Sterling Age Dependency

61.1

Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Sterling Sex Ratio

Female

2,550

47.92%

Male

2,771

52.08%

Sterling Households and Families

Sterling Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sterling Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married93.9%6.1%
All84.9%15.1%
Non Family72.7%27.3%
Female45.1%54.9%

84.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,9622.784.9
Married1,1873.3293.9
Non Family6371.2572.7
Female913.8545.1
Male474.28100

3.32

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

3.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Sterling Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade992.63%
9th to 12th Grade1173.11%
High School Graduate1,27633.87%
Some College1,12529.86%
Associates Degree43211.47%
Bachelors Degree42511.28%
Graduate Degree2937.78%
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Sterling Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,4043,226662
Multiple Races16015529
Native American10910920
Asian48397
Hispanic24
Other Race24
Black2222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.45%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,144$72,851$26,992
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$48,167$59,083$30,308
Some College$32,435$63,482$27,128
Bachelors Degree$64,286$73,929$31,515
Graduate Degree$74,234$80,809$

$44,144

Average Earnings

$72,851

Average Male

$26,992

Average Female

Sterling Language

Sterling Language by Age

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Sterling Language

97.02% of Sterling residents speak only English, while 2.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.95% of the population.

Sterling Poverty

Sterling Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,6694188.95%
Hispanic562442.86%
Other2424100.00%
Native1302317.69%

8.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.38%

Male Poverty Rate

7.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sterling

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sterling is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sterling is White, with 8.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.90%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.12%
Some College11.34%
High School8.80%
Bachelors or Greater1.39%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed12.28%
Male Unemployed8.93%
Male Employed3.89%
Female Employed1.56%

Sterling Income

Sterling Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$82,292$98,533
Families$100,924$119,377
Married Families$103,713-
Non Families$43,203$53,440
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Sterling Marital Status

Sterling Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.9%

Male Marriage Rate

59.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Sterling Married by Age and Sex

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Sterling Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Sterling Marital Status by Race

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Sterling Veterans

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594

Number of Veterans

566

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam310
First Gulf War70
Second Gulf War65
Korea52
World War II
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74181
55 to 64178
75+139
35 to 5470
18 to 3426
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Name Veterans % of Total
White54114.48%
2 or More3217.78%
Indian2115.56%

Sterling Veterans by Education

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22.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sterling Employment Status

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60.5%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

10.8%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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36.74%

Born in Alaska

98.31%

Native Born

1.69%

Foreign Born

0.77%

Non Citizen

0.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.31% of Sterling residents were born in the United States, with 36.74% having been born in Alaska. 0.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,3210.00%
20195,3210.00%
20185,321-66-1.23%
20175,387-274-4.84%
20165,661-393-6.49%
20156,0543065.32%
20145,7485179.88%
20135,231-188-3.47%
20125,419-57-1.04%
20115,476-141-2.51%
20105,6170.00%