Sterling employment information

Income per capita$20,846$30,019$28,555
Median household income$41,413$57,166$53,482
Median income owner occupied$55,747$72,851$68,142
Median income renter occupied$24,369$32,466$33,219
Median earnings male$27,713$39,039$36,116
Median earnings female$22,588$26,489$25,692
Unemployment rate5.8%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level15.4%14.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Sterling is 27% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Sterling is 23% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Sterling is equal to the national average.
  • The poverty level in Sterling is 2% lower than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Sterling median earnings by income bracket

Sterling employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.8%0.6%
Manufacturing sector24.0%2.7%
Financial & insurance services1.6%6.4%
Wholesale & retail services23.7%17.1%
Public administration7.5%2.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.1%2.3%
Education, health & social services10.1%41.6%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Nelson, IL219$61,66715%
Grand Detour, IL394$56,3465%
Lyndon, IL724$54,5002%
Como, IL321$54,4442%
Chadwick, IL454$50,1396%
Sterling, IL15,208$41,41323%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Hudson, MA15,212$66,33424%
Los Lunas, NM15,203$51,6353%
Fillmore, CA15,203$54,5192%
Camano, WA15,201$66,89025%
Westbury, NY15,201$85,08659%
Sterling, IL15,208$41,41323%
Source: The Sterling, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.