StatisticSterlingAlaskaNational
Population5,661731,545328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)73191
Median age47.033.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.1:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)66%53%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1834%48%43%
Speak English97%84%79%
Speak Spanish1%4%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Sterling is 7180% higher than Alaska
  • The median age in Sterling is 40% higher than Alaska
  • In Sterling 88.41% of the population is White
  • In Sterling 0.32% of the population is Black
  • In Sterling 2.37% of the population is Asian

Compare Sterling, AK Demographics

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      Sterling population breakdown by race

      RaceSterlingAlaskaNational
      White88.41%65.62%73.35%
      Black0.32%3.32%12.63%
      Asian2.37%6.00%5.22%
      American Indian1.89%14.06%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%1.20%0.18%
      Mixed race5.85%8.46%3.06%
      Other race1.17%1.34%4.75%
      In Sterling, 1.7% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Sterling age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Sterling, AK demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).