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Sterling is a township in Brookings County, in the Brookings metro area.
The latitude of Sterling is 44.416N. The longitude is -96.833W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,644 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 377.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sterling demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Brookings County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 57220 ZIP code.
30% of Sterling residents report German ancestry, and 7% 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 $28,333, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% 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 $387. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,422.
Brookings 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 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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