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Welcome to Sterling ...
The location of Sterling has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
When the people of Sterling refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Sterlingite<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2018, Sterling has a population of 13,630 people<3> (see below for details).
Sterling was incorporated December 3, 1884.
The community of Sterling is 3,930 feet [1,198 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Sterling is ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Sterling lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Sterling: (970)
The ZIP code for Sterling: 80751<5>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Sterling had a population of 14,777 people (or 65.07% of the total population of Logan County). This makes Sterling the county's most populous community.
The population of Sterling represents 0.29% of the population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 35th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 14,777 people, the population of Sterling increased 30.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 11,360 people).
Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Sterling had an population of 13,630 people. This is a decrease of 7.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.98% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Sterling.
Communities near Sterling ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the East (E) of Sterling
Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Sterling
Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Sterling
Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Sterling
Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of Sterling
Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of Sterling
Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Sterling
Located in Washington County
Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East (E) of Sterling
Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Sterling
Located in Washington County
Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the North (N) of Sterling
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Sterling.
Communities Also Named Sterling ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 41 communities that are also named Sterling - they are located in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida (2), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sterling.
Websites for Sterling ...
Official Website: www.sterlingcolo.com/
Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Sterling:
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sterling ...
Looking for more information about Sterling? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Sterling, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sterling.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Sterling: www.sterlingcolo.com/
The official website for Logan County: www.loganco.gov/
The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/
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This page was last modified: 19 Jul 2019