Sterling demographics profile

StatisticSterlingKansasNational
Population2,4902,898,292318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,3903591
Median age34.836.237.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)53%59%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1839%45%43%
Speak English94%89%79%
Speak Spanish2%8%13%
Sterling, KS has a population of 2,490 and is the 9,878th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,390 per sq mi which is 3863% higher than the Kansas average and 1434% higher than the national average. The median age in Sterling is 35 which is approximately 4% lower than the Kansas average of 36. In Sterling, 53% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 94% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 56% of Sterling residents were born in Kansas, 40% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 2% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Sterling is 3863% higher than Kansas.
  • The median age in Sterling is 4% lower than Kansas.
  • In Sterling 90.12% of the population is White.
  • In Sterling 4.30% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Sterling 1.65% of the population is Asian.

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Sterling population breakdown by race

RaceSterlingKansasNational
White90.12%85.19%73.35%
Black or African American4.30%5.79%12.63%
Asian1.65%2.68%5.22%
American Indian0.56%0.82%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.28%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race2.37%3.31%3.06%
Other race0.72%2.15%4.75%
In Sterling, 6.7% 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, KS demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).