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Welcome to Sterling ...
When the people of Sterling refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Sterlingite<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Sterling has a population of 2,205 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Sterling.
The origin (or the toponymy) of Sterling: Named for Sterling Rosan, an early settler in this area.
The city of Sterling was previously named Peace.
Sterling is 1,640 feet [500 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Sterling lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Sterling lies within the (620) area code.
The ZIP code for Sterling: 67579<5>
Websites for Sterling ...
Official Website: www.sterling-kansas.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sterling had an population of 2,205 people. This is a decrease of 5.28% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.54% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Sterling had a population of 2,328 people (which is 23.09% of the total population of Rice County). This makes Sterling the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Sterling represents 0.08% of the population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 108th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 2,328 people, the population of Sterling decreased 11.88% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,642 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Sterling.
Communities Also Named Sterling ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Kansas communities named Sterling: This one is located in Rice County and the other is located in Logan County.
Beyond Kansas, there are 41 communities that are also named Sterling - they are located in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida (2), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, 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.
Communities near Sterling ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sterling.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sterling. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sterling.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sterling. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sterling.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sterling. Our list includes 16 papers. See our Newspapers 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.
Adding Sterling to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Sterling in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Sterling was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Sterling on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sterling on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Sterling: www.sterling-kansas.com/
The official website for Rice County: www.ricecounty.org/
The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/
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This page was last modified: 17 Apr 2022