Sterling demographics profile

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%
Sterling, AK has a population of 5,661 and is the 5,973rd largest city in the United States. The population density is 73 per sq mi which is 6518% higher than the Alaska average and 20% lower than the national average. The median age in Sterling is 47 which is approximately 40% higher than the Alaska average of 34. In Sterling, 66% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 97% speak English and 1% speak Spanish. 30% of Sterling residents were born in Alaska, 67% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 2% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Sterling is 6518% 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 or African American.
  • In Sterling 2.37% of the population is Asian.

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Sterling population breakdown by race

Black or African American0.32%3.32%12.63%
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.

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