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Sterling is a city in Logan County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Sterling, IL.

The latitude of Sterling is 40.625N. The longitude is -103.207W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,937 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,785.


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Median household income
Local
$27,337
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sterling demographic reports
Sterling is on the South Platte River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 39. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Sugar Beet Days - Sept. 15-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Sterling web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: North Sterling State Park
Historic routes: Overland Trail
Historic sites and museums: Overland Trail Museum, Summit Springs Battlefield
Colleges and universities: Northeastern Junior College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Sterling demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Logan 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 80751 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

35% of Sterling residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sterling ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sterling was $15,287, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

13% of Sterling residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
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Sterling festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Sterling, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $367.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $729.


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Libraries in Sterling include Sterling Public Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Sterling include KUPN.

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Politics

Logan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sterling political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Sterling workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sterling between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Sterling include Super 8, Travelodge.

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