Living in Sterling, IL

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Sterling SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
4
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
8.5
Safety
6
Amenities
9
Education
6
Commute
9.5

Sterling, IL Crime Report

470
Total Crimes
3,202.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
24.71%
Above National Average

Sterling, IL Cost Of Living

83
Sterling's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Sterling, Illinois Info Snack

Sterling is a city in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States. The population was 15,370 at the 2010 census, down from 15,451 in 2000. Formerly nicknamed "Hardware Capital of the World", Sterling has long been associated with manufacturing and the steel industry.
Population
14,810
Unemployment
4.8%
Poverty
12.3%
Median Home
$86,800
Median Income
$44,487
Median Rent
$656

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Rankings for Sterling in Illinois

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Map Of Sterling, IL

Population over time in Sterling

Year Population % Change
2017 14,810 -0.9%
2016 14,948 -0.8%
2015 15,071 -0.7%
2014 15,170 -0.2%
2013 15,208 -0.7%
2012 15,314 -0.3%
2011 15,367 -0.5%
2010 15,443 -0.0%
2009 15,450 -
Crime/100k Sterling IL USA
Violent Crime 231.7 404.1 368.9
Murder 0.0 6.9 5.0
Robbery 20.4 111.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 40.9 239.7 246.8
Property Crime 2971.2 1932.8 2199.5
Burglary 286.2 306.7 376.0
Larceny 2541.9 1472.3 1594.6
Car Theft 143.1 153.8 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Sterling

White
67.6% (10,011)
African American
2.2% (327)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
1.1% (165)
Hawaiian
0.0% (7)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
2.1% (315)
Hispanic
26.9% (3,985)
Race Sterling IL USA
White 67.6% 61.6% 61.1%
African American 2.2% 14.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 1.1% 5.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.1% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 26.9% 17.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Sterling, Illinois

Less than $10,000
5.4% (80,433)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.2% (62,429)
$15,000 to $24,999
16.2% (239,429)
$25,000 to $34,999
14.0% (207,629)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.6% (230,777)
$50,000 to $74,999
20.7% (306,534)
$75,000 to $99,999
13.1% (193,834)
$100,000 to $149,999
4.3% (63,832)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.9% (43,256)
$200,000 or more
3.6% (52,842)
Income Sterling IL USA
Less than $10,000 5.4% 6.5% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.2% 4.0% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 16.2% 8.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 14.0% 8.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.6% 12.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 20.7% 17.2% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 13.1% 12.7% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 4.3% 15.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.9% 6.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 3.6% 7.6% 7.0%

Gender in Sterling

Female
52.5% (7,778)
Male
47.5% (7,032)
Gender Sterling IL USA
Female 52.5% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 47.5% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Sterling for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (740)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (1,036)
High School / GED
34.0% (5,035)
Some College
27.0% (3,998)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (1,332)
Bachelor's Degree
11.0% (1,629)
Master's Degree
5.0% (740)
Professional Degree
1.0% (148)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (148)
Education Sterling IL USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 34.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 27.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 11.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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