Sterling, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Sterling, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Sterling had a population of 471 as of July 1, 2018. Sterling ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sterling is located at latitude 40.4612 and longitude -96.3775 in Johnson County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Sterling (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Johnson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,188 feet.

The Village of Sterling (GNIS ID: 2399896) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Sterling is located within Sterling Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Johnson County.

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Sterling, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 471
Population in Households 471
Population in Familes 381
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,157
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $48,272
Average Household Income $73,440
Per Capita Income $31,408


Total Housing Units 229 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $107,895
Average Home Value $177,861


Total Households 204
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 131
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.13% -0.3%
Households -0.12% -0.3%
Families 0.47% -0.46%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

Sterling, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sterling to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 209 64th
Population Density # 189 68th
Diversity Index # 535 8th
Median Household Income # 365 37th
Per Capita Income # 149 74th

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