This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Sterling has a very low population density. Sterling is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Sterling, CO is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Sterling has a population density of 1,681, with 11,550 current residents.
Out of the 11,550 current residents, 50% are male and 50% are female. 56% of the residents are married and 44% are single.
- 62% Sun
- 15% Rain
- 21% Snow
51°F average temperature
- 49 years Median home age
- $92,370 Median home price
- -4.48% Home appreciation rate
- 9.01% Annual property tax
As for living in Sterling, the air quality is 97% and the weather, on average, is 62% sunny, 15% rainy, and 21% snowy. The average temperature is 51°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Sterling, you should know that 56.3% of homes are owned while 32.2% of homes are rented, and 11.5% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $92,370, the median age of homes is 49 years, the annual home appreciation is -4.48% and the annual property tax is 9.01%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)4
When looking at the community of Sterling, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Sterling’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Sterling is 36 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 31.70% Democratic, 66.86% Republican, and 1.44% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:19
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
81%High school diploma
11%Some college or associates degree
5%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Sterling, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 4.60% of residents are unemployed in Sterling (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Sterling residents: 7.5% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 15.03% are in the arts and sciences field, 23.6% are in the customer service field, 25% are in the sales field, 2.06% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 12% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 14.8% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:19. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 81.10%, 11.22% of residents have an associate’s degree, 7.98% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 4.62% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Sterling, you should be aware that the average commute time is 15 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Sterling have a few different options. 76% of commuters use their own cars, 15% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.