Sterling, CO

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2020 Population
14,421
0.394% 1-year decline
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
37.2
7.51% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
12.4%
16.4% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$40,956
10.3% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$141,100
3.14% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
7,201
0.643% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Sterling, CO had a population of 14.4k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $40,956. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Sterling, CO declined from 14,478 to 14,421, a −0.394% decrease and its median household income declined from $45,647 to $40,956, a −10.3% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sterling, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.9%), White (Hispanic) (15.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.9%), Other (Hispanic) (2.81%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.54%).

None of the households in Sterling, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.4% of the residents in Sterling, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sterling, CO are Northeastern Junior College (530 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Sterling, CO was $141,100, and the homeownership rate was 55.5%.

Most people in Sterling, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Sterling, CO was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Sterling, CO is home to a population of 14.4k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.68% of Sterling, CO residents were born outside of the country (675 people).

In 2020, there were 4.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.94k people) in Sterling, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.27k White (Hispanic) and 418 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.4%
2020 Citizenship
96.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.4% of Sterling, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Sterling, CO was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sterling, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.94k ± 262
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.27k ± 347
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    418 ± 291
21.1%
Hispanic Population
3.05k people

In 2020, there were 4.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.94k people) in Sterling, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.27k White (Hispanic) and 418 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

21.1% of the people in Sterling, CO are hispanic (3.05k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    216,688 ± 11,209 people
  2. India
    20,857 ± 3,539 people
  3. China
    19,477 ± 3,421 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 216,688 Colorado residents, followed by India with 20,857 and China with 19,477.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.68%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
675 people
4.39%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
635 people

As of 2020, 4.68% of Sterling, CO residents (675 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sterling, CO was 4.39%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    458 ± 265
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    306 ± 208
  3. Vietnam
    288 ± 82

Sterling, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Sterling, CO employs 7.2k people. The largest industries in Sterling, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,200 people), Retail Trade (969 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (824 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,798), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,964), and Manufacturing ($55,060).

Males in Colorado have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,644. The income inequality in Colorado (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

7.2k
2020 Value
± 779
0.643%
1 Year growth
± 14.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Sterling, CO grew at a rate of 0.643%, from 7.16k employees to 7.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sterling, CO, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (739 people), Transportation Occupations (664 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (475 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sterling, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.2k
2020 Value
± 779
0.643%
1 Year growth
± 14.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Sterling, CO grew at a rate of 0.643%, from 7.16k employees to 7.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sterling, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,200 people), Retail Trade (969 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (824 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sterling, CO, though some of these residents may live in Sterling, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$30,918
Median earning men ± $3,773
$22,369
Median earning women ± $5,325

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,044), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,808), and Public Administration ($48,056).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($85,521), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,107), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,833).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $23.8B
  2. $20.7B
  3. $16.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $23.8B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($20.7B) and Machinery ($16.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Colorado products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$221B
2020 Value in Colorado
$434B
Projected 2050 Value in Colorado
96.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Colorado trade was $221B. This is expected to increase 96.6% to $434B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Colorado trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $10.3B
  2. $10.2B
  3. $9.13B

In 2020, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $10.3B, followed by Texas with $10.2B and Wyoming and $9.13B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Colorado shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Colorado over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Colorado have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Sterling, CO awarded 530 degrees. The student population of Sterling, CO in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 531 male students and 762 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sterling, CO are White (378 and 73.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (74 and 14.3%), Two or More Races (21 and 4.07%), and Unknown (21 and 4.07%).

The largest universities in Sterling, CO by number of degrees awarded are Northeastern Junior College (530 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Sterling, CO are Liberal Arts & Sciences (80 and 15.1%), Medium or Heavy Vehicle & Truck Technology (67 and 12.6%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (60 and 11.3%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 1,293 students enrolled in Sterling, CO, 41.1% men and 58.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 926 records, of which 60.8% were women and 39.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 80 degree-majors awarded
  2. 60 degree-majors awarded
  3. 31 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Sterling, CO was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 80 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Sterling, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
530 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northeastern Junior College with 530 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 275 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sterling, CO, which is 1.08 times more than the 255 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 378 degrees mean that there were 5.11 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 74 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,601) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($687) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.768% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.751% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Bachelors Degree (1.08M), Some college (1.01M), and High School or Equivalent (1M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Sterling, CO was $141,100 in 2020, which is 0.614 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $136,800 to $141,100, a 3.14% increase. The homeownership rate in Sterling, CO is 55.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Sterling, CO have an average commute time of 14.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sterling, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$141,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$9,662
$2,962
Median Property Taxes
±$430

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sterling, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Sterling, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

55.5%
Homeownership
2020
62.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 55.5% of the housing units in Sterling, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 52.6%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Sterling, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9663
  2. Census Tract 9662

The following map shows all of the places in Sterling, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$40,956
Median Household Income
± $4,110
5.34k
Number of Households
± 652

In 2020, the median household income of the 5.34k households in Sterling, CO declined from $40,956 from the previous year's value of $45,647.

The following chart displays the households in Sterling, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sterling, CO is from Colorado.
0.467
2020 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.468
2019 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2020, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.264% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Colorado across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (74.7%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.46%)

In 2020, 74.7% of workers in Sterling, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who worked at home (5.46%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

14.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sterling, CO have a shorter commute time (14.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.78% of the workforce in Sterling, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Sterling, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sterling, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sterling, CO (1.68k out of 13.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sterling, CO is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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89.6% of the population of Sterling, CO has health coverage, with 38.8% on employee plans, 24.4% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 2.48% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Colorado was $6,804 in 2014. This is a 5.13% increase from the previous year ($6,472).

Primary care physicians in Logan County, CO see 1346 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.61% decrease from the previous year (1368 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1318 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 303 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Colorado, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,346 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Logan County, CO

Primary care physicians in Logan County, CO see an average of 1,346 patients per year. This represents a 1.61% decrease from the previous year (1,368 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Logan County, CO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Colorado across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.6% under 18 years, 29.9% between 18 and 34 years, 35.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 54.8% were men and 45.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10.4%
Uninsured
38.8%
Employer Coverage
24.4%
Medicaid
13.8%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
2.48%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sterling, CO grew by 9.56% from 9.51% to 10.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sterling, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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