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Sterling is a town in Comanche County, in the Lawton metro area.
The community was named for Capt. Charles Sterling of the Texas Rangers
The latitude of Sterling is 34.750N. The longitude is -98.171W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,230 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 761.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sterling demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Comanche County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lawton area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 73567 ZIP code.
19% of Sterling residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sterling ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sterling was $12,707, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Sterling residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sterling, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $204. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $569.
Comanche County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sterling political report.
The average commute time for Sterling workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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