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Sterling city, Colorado

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Sterling city, Colorado
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 14,495
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 14,495
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 14,799
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -2.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 14,777
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 1,217
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 4.4%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 52.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $136,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,084
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $402
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $786
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 5,281
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 71.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 11.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 88.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 82.8%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 86.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 19.3%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 10.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 63.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 24,766
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 84,865
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 200,566
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 292,429
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 265,467
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $18,026
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 15.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $45,647
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $23,133
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2018 X
Total employment, 2018 X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 775
Men-owned firms, 2012 414
Women-owned firms, 2012 178
Minority-owned firms, 2012 54
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 650
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 90
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 611
Population per square mile, 2010 1,941.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 7.61
FIPS Code 0873935
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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