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Sterling City, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Sterling City had a population of 960 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Sterling City is located at latitude 31.8392 and longitude -100.9859 in Sterling County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sterling City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sterling County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,287 feet.

The City of Sterling City (GNIS ID: 2411979) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Sterling City is located within Sterling City Division of Sterling County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sterling City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Sterling City, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 960
Population in Households 933
Population in Familes 818
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 980
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 359
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 266
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 448 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 272 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 87 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 (19.9%)
Median Home Value $87,698
Average Home Value $150,733


Median Household Income $43,538
Average Household Income $58,963
Per Capita Income $22,983
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.26% 0.96%
Households 1.11% 0.82%
Families 0.93% 0.74%
Median Household Income   3.87%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Sterling City, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sterling City to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1017 42nd
Population Density1 # 736 58th
Diversity Index2 # 533 70th
Median Household Income # 899 49th
Per Capita Income # 829 53rd

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