Sterling is a city located in Kansas. With a 2020 population of 2,142, it is the 110th largest city in Kansas and the 7345th largest city in the United States. Sterling is currently declining at a rate of -1.56% annually and its population has decreased by -7.99% 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 1,196 people per square mile.
The average household income in Sterling is $57,573 with a poverty rate of 23.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $559 per month, and the median house value is $82,900. The median age in Sterling is 30.6 years, 23.7 years for males, and 40.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.3 males.