Sterling, Alaska Population 2021

5,169
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Sterling is a city located in Kenai Peninsula County Alaska. Sterling has a 2020 population of 5,169. Sterling is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -7.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,617 in 2010. Sterling reached it's highest population of in .

The average household income in Sterling is $101,862 with a poverty rate of 12.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $951 per month, and the median house value is $303,800. The median age in Sterling is 45.8 years, 50.2 years for males, and 43.1 years for females.

Sterling Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sterlingwas:

  • White: 87.97%
  • Two or more races: 6.46%
  • Native American: 2.75%
  • Asian: 2.21%
  • Other race: 0.46%
  • Black or African American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sterling, Alaska is 5,169 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,169.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,617.

Sterling, Alaska Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,54787.97%
Two or More Races3346.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native1422.75%
Asian1142.21%
Some Other Race240.46%
Black or African American80.15%
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Sterling Population by Race

Sterling Population Pyramid $2021

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Sterling Median Age

45.8


Total

50.2


Male

43.1


Female

Sterling Adults

There are 4,035 adults, (939 of whom are seniors) in Sterling.

Sterling Age Dependency

67

Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Sterling Sex Ratio

Female

2,462

47.63%

Male

2,707

52.37%

Sterling Population by Age

Sterling Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sterling Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female50.6%49.4%
Non Family70.5%29.5%
All82.3%17.7%
Married90.5%9.5%
Male100%0%

82.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sterling Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0142.5582.3
Married1,1933.1390.5
Non Family6821.2270.5
Female874.1150.6
Male524.13100

3.16

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Sterling Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1032.75%
9th to 12th Grade1062.83%
High School Graduate1,16731.11%
Some College1,04927.97%
Associates Degree47012.53%
Bachelors Degree49213.12%
Graduate Degree3649.70%
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Sterling Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sterling Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,3853,213799
2+ Races16616131
Native American11111119
Asian57497
Hispanic24
Other Race24
Black88

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 23.60%.

Sterling Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,718$77,429$30,174
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$51,724$80,281$31,369
Some College$38,607$76,576$27,075
Bachelors Degree$63,077$74,336$
Graduate Degree$76,031$80,441$65,547

$50,718

Average Earnings

$77,429

Average Male

$30,174

Average Female

Sterling Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sterling Language by Age

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Sterling Language

96.32% of Sterling residents speak only English, while 3.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.21% of the population.

Sterling Language

Sterling Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,53956712.49%
Native1372518.25%
Hispanic2424100.00%
Other2424100.00%
Multiple326113.37%

12.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.79%

Male Poverty Rate

10.39%

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 Multiple, with 3.37% 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 10.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.72%.

Sterling Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.79%
Some College13.21%
High School11.56%
Bachelors or Greater1.29%

Sterling Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed33.33%
Male Unemployed9.83%
Male Employed4.71%
Female Employed3.06%

Sterling Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sterling Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$83,889$101,862
Families$105,392$129,225
Married Families$107,536-
Non Families$30,729$47,334
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Income by Household Type

Sterling Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.7%

Male Marriage Rate

57.0%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Sterling Marital Status by Race

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Sterling Marital Status

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561

Number of Veterans

531

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam327
First Gulf War92
Second Gulf War53
Korea32
World War II

Sterling Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74214
75+134
55 to 64127
35 to 5476
18 to 3410

Sterling Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White50213.88%
2+ Races3619.25%
Native American2316.20%

Sterling Veterans by Race

Sterling Veterans by Education

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25.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sterling Veterans by Education

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59.3%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

9%

Unemployment Rate

Sterling Employment by Age

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Sterling Employment by Race

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Sterling Employment by Education

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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33.26%

Born in Sterling

97.87%

Native Born

2.13%

Foreign Born

1.41%

Non Citizen

0.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.87% of Sterling residents were born in the United States, with 33.26% having been born in Alaska. 1.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Sterling Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,1690.00%
20205,1690.00%
20195,169-152-2.86%
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%

Sterling Population by Year