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Sterling City, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Sterling City had a population of 945 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Sterling City, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 945
Daytime Population: Workers 312
Daytime Population: Residents 640
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 952
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 918
Population in Familes 804
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density2 965
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $45,355
Average Household Income $58,277
Per Capita Income $23,019


Total Housing Units 442 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 271 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 85 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 (19.5%)
Median Home Value $87,903
Average Home Value $151,011


Total Households 356
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 264
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.86% 0.59%
Households 0.84% 0.61%
Families 0.7% 0.6%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

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, 2017 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 Density # 746 57th
Diversity Index # 564 68th
Median Household Income # 922 47th
Per Capita Income # 925 47th

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