Living in Sterling, IL

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30

Sterling, Illinois Info Snack

Population
14,782
Unemployment
4.1%
Poverty
13.8%
Median Home
$88,100
Median Income
$43,685
Median Rent
$675

Sterling SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
4
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
8.5
Safety
6
Amenities
9
Education
6
Commute
9.5

Sterling, IL Crime Report

517
Total Crimes
3,563.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
43.86%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Sterling
/ 100k People
Illinois
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 517 3,563.1 2,253.4 2,476.7
Violent Crime 26 179.2 406.9 366.7
Murder 1 6.9 6.6 5.0
Robbery 3 20.7 98.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 9 62.0 254.0 250.2
Property Crime 491 3,383.9 1,846.5 2,109.9
Burglary 45 310.1 271.7 340.5
Larceny 416 2,867.0 1,426.6 1,549.5
Car Theft 30 206.8 148.2 219.9

Sterling, IL Cost Of Living

83
Sterling's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Sterling Illinois National Average
Overall 83 98 100
Services 96 98 100
Groceries 94 97 100
Health 105 100 100
Housing 52 95 100
Transportation 109 112 100
Utilities 90 97 100

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Map Of Sterling, IL

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Population over time in Sterling

Year Population % Change
2019 14,782 -0.2%
2018 14,810 -0.9%
2017 14,948 -0.8%
2016 15,071 -0.7%
2015 15,170 -0.2%
2014 15,208 -0.7%
2013 15,314 -0.3%
2012 15,367 -0.5%
2011 15,443 -0.0%
2010 15,450 -

Race / Ethnicity in Sterling

White
66.6% (9,838)
African American
2.7% (397)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
1.4% (205)
Hawaiian
0.1% (9)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
2.1% (310)
Hispanic
27.2% (4,023)
Race Sterling IL USA
White 66.6% 61.3% 60.7%
African American 2.7% 14.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 1.4% 5.4% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.1% 1.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 27.2% 17.1% 18.0%

Gender in Sterling

Female
51.7% (7,640)
Male
48.3% (7,141)
Gender Sterling IL USA
Female 51.7% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 48.3% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Sterling for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (591)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (1,182)
High School / GED
35.0% (5,173)
Some College
27.0% (3,991)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (1,478)
Bachelor's Degree
9.0% (1,330)
Master's Degree
5.0% (739)
Professional Degree
1.0% (147)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (147)
Education Sterling IL USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 35.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 27.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 9.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Sterling, Illinois

Less than $10,000
4.6% (67,298)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.0% (59,241)
$15,000 to $24,999
18.5% (273,933)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.8% (188,625)
$35,000 to $49,999
16.9% (249,289)
$50,000 to $74,999
19.3% (285,308)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.5% (185,071)
$100,000 to $149,999
6.4% (94,549)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.2% (32,701)
$200,000 or more
2.9% (42,180)
Income Sterling IL USA
Less than $10,000 4.6% 6.3% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.0% 3.8% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 18.5% 8.6% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.8% 8.4% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 16.9% 11.6% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.3% 16.7% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.5% 12.8% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 6.4% 16.1% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.2% 7.4% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 2.9% 8.3% 7.7%

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