Sterling is a city located in Colorado. With a 2020 population of 13,526, it is the 42nd largest city in Colorado and the 2475th largest city in the United States. Sterling is currently declining at a rate of -0.38% annually and its population has decreased by -8.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,777 in 2010. Sterling reached it's highest population of 14,095 in 2010. Spanning over 7 miles, Sterling has a population density of 1,820 people per square mile.
The average household income in Sterling is $51,038 with a poverty rate of 18.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $741 per month, and the median house value is $129,900. The median age in Sterling is 35.2 years, 35.1 years for males, and 35.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 114.9 males.