Sterling, AK
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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Sterling, Alaska Info Snack

Population
5,150
Unemployment
12.5%
Poverty
9.7%
Median Home
$301,900
Median Income
$90,799
Median Rent
$991

Sterling SnackAbility

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

Sterling, AK Cost Of Living

124
Sterling's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Sterling Alaska National Average
Overall 124 127 100
Services 115 112 100
Groceries 128 134 100
Health 150 150 100
Housing 138 136 100
Transportation 109 121 100
Utilities 127 150 100

Rankings for Sterling in Alaska

Map Of Sterling, AK

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Population over time in Sterling

Year Population % Change
2020 5,150 -3.2%
2019 5,321 -1.2%
2018 5,387 -4.8%
2017 5,661 -6.5%
2016 6,054 5.3%
2015 5,748 9.9%
2014 5,231 -3.5%
2013 5,419 -1.0%
2012 5,476 3.2%
2011 5,308 -

Race / Ethnicity in Sterling

White
87.8% (4,523)
African American
0.0% (0)
American Indian
2.0% (104)
Asian
2.4% (125)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.6% (32)
Two Or More
4.5% (230)
Hispanic
2.6% (136)
Race Sterling AK USA
White 87.8% 59.7% 60.1%
African American 0.0% 3.1% 12.2%
American Indian 2.0% 14.1% 0.6%
Asian 2.4% 6.2% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 1.4% 0.2%
Other 0.6% 0.4% 0.3%
Two Or More 4.5% 7.9% 2.8%
Hispanic 2.6% 7.2% 18.2%

Gender in Sterling

Female
46.3% (2,384)
Male
53.7% (2,766)
Gender Sterling AK USA
Female 46.3% 47.8% 50.8%
Male 53.7% 52.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Sterling for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (154)
9-12th Grade
3.0% (154)
High School / GED
28.0% (1,442)
Some College
32.0% (1,648)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (463)
Bachelor's Degree
16.0% (824)
Master's Degree
6.0% (309)
Professional Degree
3.0% (154)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Sterling AK USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 3.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 3.0% 4.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 28.0% 28.0% 27.0%
Some College 32.0% 26.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 16.0% 19.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Sterling, Alaska

Less than $10,000
3.2% (16,226)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.5% (28,208)
$15,000 to $24,999
6.9% (35,448)
$25,000 to $34,999
3.8% (19,471)
$35,000 to $49,999
5.0% (25,962)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.6% (90,618)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.4% (63,657)
$100,000 to $149,999
20.1% (103,599)
$150,000 to $199,999
10.0% (51,425)
$200,000 or more
15.6% (80,382)
Income Sterling AK USA
Less than $10,000 3.2% 3.8% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.5% 2.9% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 6.9% 6.2% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 3.8% 6.7% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 5.0% 10.1% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.6% 18.3% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.4% 14.2% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 20.1% 19.3% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 10.0% 9.6% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 15.6% 8.8% 8.3%

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