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Welcome to Sterling ...

The village of Sterling is located in Johnson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Sterling has a population of 465 people<1> (see below for details).

Sterling is 1,200 feet [366 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Sterling lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Sterling: (402) & (531)<3>

The ZIP code for Sterling: 68443<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sterling had a population of 476 people (or 9.12% of the total population of Johnson County). This makes Sterling the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Sterling represents 0.03% of the total population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 203rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 476 people, the population of Sterling decreased 6.11% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 507 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Sterling had an population of 465 people. This is a decrease of 2.31% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.28% 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.

Hickman   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the Northwest (NW) of Sterling

Located in Lancaster County

Syracuse   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Sterling

Located in Otoe County

Tecumseh   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Sterling

Bennet   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Sterling

Located in Lancaster County

Adams   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of Sterling

Located in Gage County

Firth   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Sterling

Located in Lancaster County

Palmyra   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of Sterling

Located in Otoe County

Cortland   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Sterling

Located in Gage County

Unadilla   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of Sterling

Located in Otoe County

Cook   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) 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, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida (2), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, 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.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sterling. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sterling. Our list includes 9 papers.

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 ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sterling.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sterling - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Sterling). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sterling or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sterling) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sterling. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sterling

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sterling. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4614, Longitude: -96.3774     [Map].

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