Sterling, Kansas Population 2020

2,142

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.

Sterling Demographics

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

  • White: 91.77%
  • Black or African American: 3.86%
  • Two or more races: 1.51%
  • Other race: 0.87%
  • Native American: 0.72%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.68%
  • Asian: 0.60%
The current population of Sterling, Kansas is 2,142, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,210.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,328.

Sterling, Kansas Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,30891.77%
Black or African American973.86%
Two or More Races381.51%
Some Other Race220.87%
American Indian and Alaska Native180.72%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander170.68%
Asian150.60%

Sterling Population Pyramid 2020

Sterling Median Age

30.6


Total

23.7


Male

40.3


Female

Sterling Adults

There are 1,991 adults, (377 of whom are seniors) in Sterling.

Sterling Age Dependency

55.8

Age Dependency Ratio

23.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Sterling Sex Ratio

Female

1,262

50.18%

Male

1,253

49.82%

Sterling Households and Families

Sterling Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sterling Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.3%14.7%
All67.7%32.3%
Male57.6%42.4%
Female56.2%43.8%
Non Family50.5%49.5%

67.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8812.367.7
Married4082.9185.3
Non Family3191.2350.5
Female1212.8356.2
Male33357.6

2.74

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

3.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sterling Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade292.14%
9th to 12th Grade815.97%
High School Graduate32724.12%
Some College39028.76%
Associates Degree886.49%
Bachelors Degree20915.41%
Graduate Degree23217.11%

Sterling Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,3261,216441
Hispanic1414
Multiple Races99
Black77
Other Race55

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 33.26%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,923$41,047$33,833
Less Than High School$2,500$$
High School Grad$30,833$42,083$28,594
Some College$32,303$40,221$21,979
Bachelors Degree$31,806$30,667$36,667
Graduate Degree$54,205$64,348$49,152

$36,923

Average Earnings

$41,047

Average Male

$33,833

Average Female

Sterling Language

Sterling Language by Age

Sterling Language

96.72% of Sterling residents speak only English, while 3.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.56% of the population.

Sterling Poverty

Sterling Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,81140422.31%
Hispanic1315441.22%
Other171270.59%

23.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.33%

Male Poverty Rate

22.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sterling

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sterling is Other, with 70.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sterling is White, with 22.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 43.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.58%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School69.57%
High School19.50%
Some College19.04%
Bachelors or Greater1.18%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed76.19%
Female Employed21.03%
Male Employed16.40%

Sterling Income

Sterling Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,880$57,573
Families$67,903$67,600
Married Families$78,816-
Non Families$23,438$34,199

Sterling Marital Status

Sterling Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.9%

Male Marriage Rate

40.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Sterling Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Sterling Marital Status by Race

Sterling Veterans

117

Number of Veterans

112

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam48
Korea20
First Gulf War12
Second Gulf War12
World War II

$Sterling Veterans by Education

26.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sterling Employment Status

63.5%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

8.8%

Unemployment Rate

Sterling Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

60.87%

Born in Kansas

98.17%

Native Born

1.83%

Foreign Born

1.07%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.17% of Sterling residents were born in the United States, with 60.87% having been born in Kansas. 1.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,142-34-1.56%
20192,176-34-1.54%
20182,210-9-0.41%
20172,219-34-1.51%
20162,253-29-1.27%
20152,282-13-0.57%
20142,295-2-0.09%
20132,297-4-0.17%
20122,301-27-1.16%
20112,328-16-0.68%
20102,3440.00%