Sterling is a city located in Rice County Kansas. With a 2020 population of 2,225, it is the 104th largest city in Kansas and the 7215th largest city in the United States . Sterling is currently growing at a rate of 0.36% annually but its population has decreased by -4.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,328 in 2010. Sterling reached it's highest population of 2,344 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Sterling has a population density of 1,242 people per square mile.
The average household income in Sterling is $57,586 with a poverty rate of 19.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $572 per month, and the median house value is $83,400. The median age in Sterling is 28.2 years, 24.5 years for males, and 30.6 years for females.