Sterling City, Texas Population 2021

984
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Sterling City is a city located in Sterling County Texas. It is also the county seat of Sterling County. With a 2020 population of 984, it is the 826th largest city in Texas and the 10359th largest city in the United States . Sterling City is currently declining at a rate of -0.71% annually but its population has increased by 10.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 888 in 2010. Sterling City reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 1 miles, Sterling City has a population density of 1,005 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sterling City is $74,408 with a poverty rate of 2.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $850 per month, and the median house value is $47,900. The median age in Sterling City is 37.4 years, 29.8 years for males, and 43.7 years for females.

Sterling City Demographics

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

  • White: 92.52%
  • Other race: 6.43%
  • Two or more races: 1.04%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sterling City, Texas is 984 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 998.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 888.

Sterling City, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,06492.52%
Some Other Race746.43%
Two or More Races121.04%
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Sterling City Population by Race

Sterling City Population Pyramid $2021

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Sterling City Median Age

37.4


Total

29.8


Male

43.7


Female

Sterling City Adults

There are 738 adults, (120 of whom are seniors) in Sterling City.

Sterling City Age Dependency

86.1

Age Dependency Ratio

19.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

66.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Sterling City Sex Ratio

Female

487

42.35%

Male

663

57.65%

Sterling City Population by Age

Sterling City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sterling City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family67.6%32.4%
Female71%29%
All86.8%13.2%
Married89.5%10.5%
Male100%0%

86.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sterling City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4102.7186.8
Married2002.9489.5
Male1052.39100
Non Family741.1167.6
Female316.2371

3.03

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

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Sterling City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade436.09%
9th to 12th Grade395.52%
High School Graduate35950.85%
Some College16423.23%
Associates Degree415.81%
Bachelors Degree344.82%
Graduate Degree263.68%
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Sterling City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sterling City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White38137560
Hispanic313237
Other Race5532
2+ Races1212

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 15.75%.

Sterling City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,958$68,125$31,369
Less Than 9th Grade$37,917$43,077$
High School Graduate$47,955$71,078$28,684
Some College$52,292$63,875$50,795
Bachelors Degree$48,942$49,231$
Graduate Degree$$$

$48,958

Average Earnings

$68,125

Average Male

$31,369

Average Female

Sterling City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sterling City Language by Age

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Sterling City Language

73.07% of Sterling City residents speak only English, while 26.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 26.93% of the population.

Sterling City Language

Sterling City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic610223.61%
Other741216.22%
White49430.61%

2.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.42%

Male Poverty Rate

0.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sterling City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sterling City is Other, with 16.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sterling City is White, with 0.61% 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 5.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.71%.

Sterling City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.51%
High School2.62%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Some College0.00%

Sterling City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed1.27%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed1.61%

Sterling City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sterling City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$65,595$74,408
Families$70,560$81,305
Married Families$66,905-
Non Families$43,750$40,778
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Income by Household Type

Sterling City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.5%

Male Marriage Rate

59.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Sterling City Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Sterling City Marital Status

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38

Number of Veterans

31

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War16
Vietnam4
World War II
Korea
Second Gulf War

Sterling City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5416
65 to 7414
55 to 648
75+
18 to 34

Sterling City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White385.66%
Hispanic92.68%

Sterling City Veterans by Race

Sterling City Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sterling City Veterans by Education

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74.6%

Labor Force Participation

73.2%

Employment Rate

1.9%

Unemployment Rate

Sterling City Employment by Age

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Sterling City Employment by Race

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Sterling City 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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70.70%

Born in Sterling City

95.04%

Native Born

4.96%

Foreign Born

3.91%

Non Citizen

1.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.04% of Sterling City residents were born in the United States, with 70.70% having been born in Texas. 3.91% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021984-7-0.71%
2020991-7-0.70%
2019998-7-0.70%
20181,005141.41%
2017991-38-3.69%
20161,02950.49%
20151,024-4-0.39%
20141,028859.01%
2013943303.29%
2012913171.90%
2011896262.99%
20108700.00%

Sterling City Population by Year