Sterling demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,1912491
Median age44.736.237.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)65%59%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1849%45%43%
Speak English99%89%79%
Speak Spanish1%7%13%
Sterling, NE has a population of 485 and is the 19,713th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,191 per sq mi which is 4870% higher than the Nebraska average and 1215% higher than the national average. The median age in Sterling is 45 which is approximately 23% higher than the Nebraska average of 36. In Sterling, 65% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 99% speak English and 1% speak Spanish. 89% of Sterling residents were born in Nebraska, 9% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 1% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Sterling is 4870% higher than Nebraska.
  • The median age in Sterling is 23% higher than Nebraska.
  • In Sterling 98.76% of the population is White.
  • In Sterling 0.21% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Sterling 0.00% of the population is Asian.

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Sterling population breakdown by race

Black or African American0.21%4.70%12.63%
American Indian0.41%0.84%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race0.21%2.32%3.06%
Other race0.41%1.95%4.75%
In Sterling, 2.7% 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, NE demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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