Sterling, Illinois


Sterling, Illinois

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image_caption = A brick road and sidewalk in a Sterling neighborhood near the Paul W. Dillon Home


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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.

Geography

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.

Demographics

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 density was 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 income for 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.

Politics

Due to the gerrymandering of 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.

ee also

*Northwestern Steel and Wire
*Paul W. Dillon Home
*Edward N. Kirk
*Newman Central Catholic High School

=External links=
* [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]

References


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