- Sterling, Illinois
name = Sterling
category = City
image_caption = A brick road and sidewalk in a Sterling neighborhood near the
Paul W. Dillon Home
country = United States
state = Illinois
region = Whiteside
region_type = County
district_type = Township
lat_d = 41
lat_m = 47
lat_s = 48
lat_NS = N
long_d = 89
long_m = 41
long_s = 36
long_EW = W
coordinates_no_title = 1
area_imperial = 4.9
area_land_imperial = 4.9
population = 15451
population_date = 2000
population_density_imperial = 3307.0
leader_type = Mayor
timezone = CST
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
postal_code = 61081
area_code = 815
map_caption = Location of Sterling within Illinois
map_background = Illinois - background map.png
map_locator = Illinois2
commons = Sterling, Illinois
Sterling is a city in Whiteside County,
Illinois, United States. The population was 15,451 at the 2000 census. Sterling has long been associated with manufacturing and the steel industry.
Sterling is located at coor dms|41|47|48|N|89|41|36|W|city (41.796805, -89.693258)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.9 square miles (12.6 km²), of which, 4.7 square miles (12.1 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (3.91%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 15,451 people, 6,234 households, and 3,946 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 3,307.0 people per square mile (1,277.4/km²). There were 6,596 housing units at an average density of 1,411.8/sq mi (545.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.36% White, 2.25% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 9.82% from other races, and 2.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.24% of the population.
There were 6,234 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $37,664, and the median income for a family was $45,531. Males had a median income of $33,047 versus $21,944 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $19,432. About 7.6% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.0% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.
Due to the
gerrymanderingof the Illinois Congressional Districts, residents of Sterling can live in one of three districts: Illinois's 14th congressional district, Illinois's 16th congressional district, or Illinois's 17th congressional district.
Northwestern Steel and Wire
Paul W. Dillon Home
Edward N. Kirk
Newman Central Catholic High School
* [http://ci.sterling.il.us/main/ City of Sterling Web Site]
* [http://www.temple-sterling.org/ Temple Sholom] -
Union for Reform Judaism
* [http://www.sterlingpride.com/ Sterling High School Athletics]
* [http://www.sterlingschoolsfound.org/ Sterling Schools Foundation]
* [http://www.newmancchs.org/ Newman Central Catholic High School]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Sterling (Illinois) — Sterling Ciudad de los Estados Unidos … Wikipedia Español
Mount Sterling (Illinois) — Mount Sterling Ciudad de los Estados Unidos … Wikipedia Español
Mount Sterling (Illinois) — Mount Sterling … Deutsch Wikipedia
Mount Sterling, Illinois — Coordinates: 39°59′12″N 90°45′55″W / 39.98667°N 90.76528°W / 39.98667; 90.76528 … Wikipedia
Mount Sterling (Illinois) — 39° 59′ 12″ N 90° 45′ 55″ W / 39.9867, 90.7653 … Wikipédia en Français
Sterling — may refer to: * Sterling College (Kansas), a college in Sterling, Kansas, USA * Sterling College (Vermont), a small college in northern Vermont, USA * Sterling silver, a grade of silver * Pound sterling, the currency of the United Kingdom *… … Wikipedia
Illinois locations by per capita income — Illinois is the eleventh richest state in the United States of America, with a per capita income of $23,104 (2000). Illinois Places by Per Capita Income # Kenilworth, Illinois ndash; $101,086 # Glencoe, Illinois ndash; $84,134 # North Barrington … Wikipedia
Sterling High School — can refer to:*Sterling High School (Colorado) in Sterling, Colorado *Sterling High School (Illinois) in Sterling, Illinois *Sterling High School (Kansas) in Sterling, Kansas *Sterling High School (Nebraska) in Sterling, Nebraska *Sterling High… … Wikipedia
Sterling — ist der Name folgender Personen: Alexandre Sterling (* 1966), französischer Schauspieler Anne Fausto Sterling (* 1944), US amerikanische Biowissenschaftlerin Ansel Sterling (1782–1853), US amerikanischer Politiker Brett Sterling (* 1984), US… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Sterling — Puede referirse a : Lugar geográfico Área micropolitana de Sterling (Colorado) Área micropolitana de Sterling (Illinois) Calle Sterling (línea de la Avenida Nostrand) Condado de Sterling Distrito de J. Sterling Morton High School 201… … Wikipedia Español