Sterling County, Texas Population 2021

Sterling County, Texas's estimated population is 1,265 with a growth rate of -1.02% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Sterling County, Texas is the 245th largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 1,137 and has seen a growth of 11.26% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20211,265-13-1.02%
20201,278-13-1.01%
20191,291-13-1.00%
20181,304171.32%
20171,287-52-3.88%
20161,33960.45%
20151,333-7-0.52%
20141,3401119.03%
20131,229383.19%
20121,191211.79%
20111,170332.90%
20101,137-301-20.93%
19901,43823219.24%
19801,20615014.20%
19701,056-121-10.28%
19601,177-105-8.19%
19501,282-122-8.69%
19401,404-27-1.89%
19301,43137835.90%
19201,053-440-29.47%
19101,49336632.48%
19001,1270.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.02%
County Website
State
Founded
1891
County Seat
2010 Population
1,137
Growth Since 2010
11.26%
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Sterling County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,12291.15%
Some Other Race977.88%
Two or More Races120.97%
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Sterling County, Texas Population by Race

Sterling County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Sterling County, Texas Median Age

40.8


Total

32.3


Male

44.1


Female

Sterling County, Texas Adults

There are 807 adults, (156 of whom are seniors) in Sterling County, Texas.

Sterling County, Texas Age Dependency

89.1

Age Dependency Ratio

24

Old Age Dependency Ratio

65.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Sterling County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

553

44.92%

Male

678

55.08%

Sterling County, Texas Population by Age

Sterling County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sterling County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
All85.6%14.4%
Married84.7%15.3%
Non Family76.2%23.8%
Female75.7%24.3%

85.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sterling County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4582.6185.6
Married2152.8784.7
Male1052.39100
Non Family1011.0876.2
Female375.8975.7

3.01

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Sterling County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade435.55%
9th to 12th Grade395.03%
High School Graduate40352.00%
Some College17522.58%
Associates Degree415.29%
Bachelors Degree415.29%
Graduate Degree334.26%
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Sterling County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sterling County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White42742174
Hispanic336260
Other Race7855
2+ Races1212

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.33%.

Sterling County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,802$70,194$32,262
Less Than 9th Grade$37,917$43,077$
High School Graduate$49,318$71,336$28,684
Some College$52,031$63,875$50,227
Bachelors Degree$48,654$49,231$
Graduate Degree$$$

$48,802

Average Earnings

$70,194

Average Male

$32,262

Average Female

Sterling County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sterling County, Texas Language by Age

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Sterling County, Texas Language

72.96% of Sterling County, Texas residents speak only English, while 27.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.04% of the population.

Sterling County, Texas Language

Sterling County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic633223.48%
Other971212.37%
White55271.27%

2.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.34%

Male Poverty Rate

1.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sterling County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sterling County, Texas is Other, with 12.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sterling County, Texas is White, with 1.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.28%.

Sterling County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.51%
High School3.35%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Some College0.00%

Sterling County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed1.22%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed1.56%

Sterling County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sterling County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,868$73,677
Families$70,884$82,907
Married Families$73,194-
Non Families$40,313$39,359
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Income by Household Type

Sterling County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.0%

Male Marriage Rate

56.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Sterling County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Sterling County, Texas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 20-34, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Sterling County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Sterling County, Texas Marital Status

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38

Number of Veterans

31

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War16
Vietnam4
World War II
Korea
Second Gulf War

Sterling County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5416
65 to 7414
55 to 648
75+
18 to 34

Sterling County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White385.30%
Hispanic92.51%

Sterling County, Texas Veterans by Race

Sterling County, Texas Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sterling County, Texas Veterans by Education

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70.9%

Labor Force Participation

69.6%

Employment Rate

1.9%

Unemployment Rate

Sterling County, Texas Employment by Age

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Sterling County, Texas Employment by Race

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Sterling County, Texas Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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70.76%

Born in Sterling County, Texas

93.50%

Native Born

6.50%

Foreign Born

4.55%

Non Citizen

1.95%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.50% of Sterling County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 70.76% having been born in Texas. 4.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Sterling County, Texas Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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