Sterling, AK
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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Sterling, Alaska Info Snack

Population
5,169
Unemployment
9.0%
Poverty
12.2%
Median Home
$303,800
Median Income
$83,889
Median Rent
$951

Sterling SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
8
Diversity
6
Safety
N/A
Amenities
5
Education
8
Commute
5

Sterling, AK Cost Of Living

123
Sterling's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Sterling Alaska National Average
Overall 123 128 100
Services 106 112 100
Groceries 131 137 100
Health 142 147 100
Housing 140 135 100
Transportation 113 120 100
Utilities 125 147 100

Rankings for Sterling in Alaska

Map Of Sterling, AK

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Population over time in Sterling

Year Population % Change
2019 5,169 -2.9%
2018 5,321 -1.2%
2017 5,387 -4.8%
2016 5,661 -6.5%
2015 6,054 5.3%
2014 5,748 9.9%
2013 5,231 -3.5%
2012 5,419 -1.0%
2011 5,476 3.2%
2010 5,308 -

Race / Ethnicity in Sterling

White
88.0% (4,547)
African American
0.2% (8)
American Indian
2.7% (142)
Asian
2.2% (114)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
6.5% (334)
Hispanic
0.5% (24)
Race Sterling AK USA
White 88.0% 60.6% 60.7%
African American 0.2% 3.1% 12.3%
American Indian 2.7% 14.4% 0.7%
Asian 2.2% 6.1% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 1.2% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 6.5% 7.3% 2.4%
Hispanic 0.5% 7.0% 18.0%

Gender in Sterling

Female
47.6% (2,462)
Male
52.4% (2,707)
Gender Sterling AK USA
Female 47.6% 47.8% 50.8%
Male 52.4% 52.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Sterling for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (155)
9-12th Grade
3.0% (155)
High School / GED
31.0% (1,602)
Some College
28.0% (1,447)
Associate's Degree
13.0% (671)
Bachelor's Degree
13.0% (671)
Master's Degree
8.0% (413)
Professional Degree
1.0% (51)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Sterling AK USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 2.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 3.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 31.0% 28.0% 27.0%
Some College 28.0% 27.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 13.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 13.0% 18.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Sterling, Alaska

Less than $10,000
6.1% (31,311)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.4% (32,851)
$15,000 to $24,999
7.2% (37,214)
$25,000 to $34,999
5.4% (27,975)
$35,000 to $49,999
6.3% (32,338)
$50,000 to $74,999
12.2% (62,880)
$75,000 to $99,999
15.6% (80,589)
$100,000 to $149,999
20.3% (104,714)
$150,000 to $199,999
10.5% (54,153)
$200,000 or more
10.2% (52,870)
Income Sterling AK USA
Less than $10,000 6.1% 4.1% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.4% 2.9% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 7.2% 6.5% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 5.4% 6.9% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 6.3% 10.4% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 12.2% 17.6% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 15.6% 14.0% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 20.3% 19.4% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 10.5% 9.6% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 10.2% 8.6% 7.7%

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