Sterling, Colorado Population 2024

12,672

Sterling is a city located in Logan County Colorado. Sterling has a 2024 population of 12,672. It is also the county seat of Logan County.Sterling is currently declining at a rate of -1.67% annually and its population has decreased by -5.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,407 in 2020.

The average household income in Sterling is $60,230 with a poverty rate of 13.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Sterling is 37.7 years, 36 years for males, and 39.2 years for females.

Sterling Demographics

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

  • White: 77.91%
  • Two or more races: 13.19%
  • Other race: 4.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.82%
  • Black or African American: 1.63%
  • Native American: 0.52%
  • Asian: 0.46%
Land Area (mi²)
7.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,705.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.48% (-735)
The current population of Sterling, Colorado is 12,672 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 13,407.

Sterling, Colorado Population 2024

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Sterling Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10,49277.91%
Two or more races1,77613.19%
Other race6024.47%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander2451.82%
Black or African American2191.63%
Native American700.52%
Asian620.46%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Sterling Population by Race

Sterling Population Pyramid 2024

Sterling Median Age

37.7

Total

36

Male

39.2

Female

Sterling Adults

There are 11,056 adults, (2,598 of whom are seniors) in Sterling.

Sterling Age Dependency

59.2

Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Sterling Sex Ratio

Female6,11745.43%
Male7,34954.57%

Sterling Population by Age

Sterling Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,0412.3963.936.1
Non Family2,3931.2146.253.8
Married1,8303.286.613.4
Female5754.2365.934.1
Male2433.466337
showing: 5 rows

3.36

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

63.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sterling Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Sterling Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sterling Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 34.29%.

Sterling Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$32,891

Average Earnings

$35,283

Average Male

$30,501

Average Female

Sterling Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sterling Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Sterling Language

91.8% of Sterling residents speak only English, while 8.2% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.98% of the population.

Sterling Language

Sterling Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White8,8511,31514.86%
Hispanic2,36325310.71%
Multiple1,54020012.99%
Other58091.55%
Black62711.29%
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13.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.06%

Male Poverty Rate

12.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sterling

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sterling is White, with 14.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sterling is Other, with 1.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.34%.

Sterling Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School15.29%
Less Than 9th Grade14.23%
Some College10.88%
Bachelors or Greater2.61%
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Sterling Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed63.44%
Female Unemployed28.44%
Male Employed6.65%
Female Employed3.21%
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Sterling Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sterling Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sterling Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.5%

Male Marriage Rate

37.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Sterling Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Sterling Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sterling Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,260

Number of Veterans

1,225

Male Veterans

35

Female Veterans

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Sterling Veterans by War

count

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Sterling Veterans by Age

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Sterling Veterans by Race

Sterling Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sterling Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.8%

Labor Force Participation

55.9%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Sterling Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Sterling Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Sterling 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

56.49%

Born in Sterling

96.24%

Native Born

3.76%

Foreign Born

1.51%

Non Citizen

2.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.24% of Sterling residents were born in the United States, with 56.49% having been born in Colorado. 1.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Sterling Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,597-215-1.82%
202811,812-215-1.79%
202712,027-215-1.76%
202612,242-215-1.73%
202512,457-215-1.7%
202412,672-215-1.67%
202312,887-215-1.64%
202213,102-215-1.61%
202113,317-90-0.67%
202013,407-1,111-7.65%
201914,518530.37%
201814,465-7-0.05%
201714,472-77-0.53%
201614,549-32-0.22%
201514,581-13-0.09%
201414,5942061.43%
201314,388-122-0.84%
201214,510-195-1.33%
201114,705-123-0.83%
201014,8283,46830.53%
200011,3609989.63%
199010,362-1,023-8.99%
198011,3857497.04%
197010,636-115-1.07%
196010,7513,21742.7%
19507,5341231.66%
19407,4112163%
19307,19578012.16%
19206,4153,371110.74%
19103,044
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Sterling Population by Year