Sterling City, Texas Population 2024

1,180

Sterling City is a city located in Sterling County Texas. Sterling City has a 2024 population of 1,180. It is also the county seat of Sterling County. Sterling City is currently growing at a rate of 1.29% annually and its population has increased by 5.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,122 in 2020.

The average household income in Sterling City is $96,247 with a poverty rate of 0.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Sterling City is 29.7 years, 26.3 years for males, and 31.5 years for females.

Sterling City Demographics

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

  • White: 79.38%
  • Two or more races: 14.27%
  • Other race: 5.9%
  • Asian: 0.26%
  • Black or African American: 0.18%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
1.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,204.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
5.17% (58)
The current population of Sterling City, Texas is 1,180 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,122.

Sterling City, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White90179.38%
Two or more races16214.27%
Other race675.9%
Asian30.26%
Black or African American20.18%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Sterling City Population by Race

Sterling City Population Pyramid 2024

Sterling City Median Age

29.7

Total

26.3

Male

31.5

Female

Sterling City Adults

There are 715 adults, (118 of whom are seniors) in Sterling City.

Sterling City Age Dependency

90.1

Age Dependency Ratio

19.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

70.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Sterling City Sex Ratio

Female51445.29%
Male62154.71%

Sterling City Population by Age

Sterling City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2973.790.69.4
Married2413.5694.65.4
Non Family31051.648.4
Female258.441000
Male0000

4.02

Average Family Size

3.7

Average Household Size

90.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sterling City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade193.04%
9th to 12th Grade375.92%
High School Graduate26842.88%
Some College16225.92%
Associates Degree203.2%
Bachelors Degree8313.28%
Graduate Degree365.76%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Sterling City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sterling City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White458455117
Hispanic1621090
2+ Races47360
Other Race35250
Asian330
Black222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Sterling City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$47,463$56,622$23,669
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$23,125
High School Graduate$45,331$46,507$22,895
Some College$82,375$113,224$0
Bachelors Degree$55,978$0$6,250
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$47,463

Average Earnings

$56,622

Average Male

$23,669

Average Female

Sterling City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sterling City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Sterling City Language

82.95% of Sterling City residents speak only English, while 17.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.05% of the population.

Sterling City Language

Sterling City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White73870.95%
Asian33100%

0.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

0.5%

Male Poverty Rate

1.4%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sterling City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sterling City is Asian, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sterling City is White, with 0.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 1.32%.

Sterling City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School3.88%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Some College0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Sterling City Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed3.48%
Female Unemployed0%

Sterling City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sterling City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$64,471$96,247
Families$69,688$101,920
Married Families$76,146$-999,999,999
Non Families$59,219$47,574

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sterling City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

73.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

76.4%

Male Marriage Rate

71.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Sterling City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Sterling City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 20-34, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Sterling City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sterling City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

30

Number of Veterans

22

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam9
First Gulf War8
Second Gulf War5
Korea0
World War II0

Sterling City Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7411
35 to 548
75+6
18 to 345
55 to 640

Sterling City Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White254.22%
2+ Races56.1%
Hispanic52.54%

Sterling City Veterans by Race

Sterling City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sterling City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.4%

Labor Force Participation

62.4%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Sterling City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Sterling City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Sterling City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

63.44%

Born in Sterling City

92.42%

Native Born

7.58%

Foreign Born

6.34%

Non Citizen

1.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.42% of Sterling City residents were born in the United States, with 63.44% having been born in Texas. 6.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Sterling City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,252141.13%
20281,238151.23%
20271,223141.16%
20261,209151.26%
20251,194141.19%
20241,180151.29%
20231,165141.22%
20221,151282.49%
20211,12310.09%
20201,12212112.09%
20191,001-8-0.79%
20181,009191.92%
2017990-40-3.88%
20161,03080.78%
20151,022-6-0.58%
20141,028869.13%
2013942303.29%
2012912161.79%
2011896262.99%
201087000%

Sterling City Population by Year