Sterling is a somewhat small city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 14,104 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Sterling is the 36th largest community in Colorado.
Sterling is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Sterling is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sterling who work in office and administrative support (14.66%), sales jobs (11.31%), and food service (10.63%).
One of the benefits of Sterling is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.37 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The citizens of Sterling are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.66% of adults in Sterling have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Sterling in 2010 was $19,935, which is lower middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $79,740 for a family of four. However, Sterling contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Sterling home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sterling residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Sterling also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.54% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sterling include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Sterling is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.