Sterling demographics profile

StatisticSterlingColoradoNational
Population13,9765,359,295318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,8355091
Median age34.336.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.2:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)45%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%45%43%
Speak English92%83%79%
Speak Spanish7%12%13%
Sterling, CO has a population of 13,976 and is the 2,991st largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,835 per sq mi which is 3586% higher than the Colorado average and 1926% higher than the national average. The median age in Sterling is 34 which is approximately 6% lower than the Colorado average of 36. In Sterling, 45% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 92% speak English and 7% speak Spanish. 56% of Sterling residents were born in Colorado, 38% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 4% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Sterling is 3586% higher than Colorado.
  • The median age in Sterling is 6% lower than Colorado.
  • In Sterling 89.24% of the population is White.
  • In Sterling 3.03% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Sterling 1.40% of the population is Asian.

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Sterling population breakdown by race

RaceSterlingColoradoNational
White89.24%84.28%73.35%
Black or African American3.03%4.09%12.63%
Asian1.40%2.94%5.22%
American Indian2.66%0.94%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.11%0.14%0.18%
Mixed race2.64%3.43%3.06%
Other race0.92%4.18%4.75%
In Sterling, 18.9% 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, CO demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).