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Welcome to Sterling City ...

The city of Sterling City is located in the Texas Panhandle.

Sterling City is located in Sterling County<1> and is the County Seat for Sterling County.


The location of Sterling City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Sterling City, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1899.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sterling City has a population of 1,001 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Sterling City is 2,290 feet [698 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Sterling City is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Sterling City: (325)

The ZIP code for Sterling City: 76951<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sterling City had an population of 1,001 people. This is an increase of 12.73% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.4% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sterling City had a population of 888 people (which is 77.69% of the total population of Sterling County). This makes Sterling City the county's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 888 people, the population of Sterling City decreased 17.85% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,081 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sterling City.

Communities Also Named Sterling City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Sterling City - it's located in Connecticut.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sterling City.

Communities near Sterling City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sterling City.

  • Water Valley
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Valley
    • Water Valley is located in Tom Green County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Water Valley <6>
  • Edith
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edith
    • Edith is located in Coke County
  • Silver ‑ Historic
    (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
  • Carlsbad
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carlsbad have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlsbad
    • Carlsbad is located in Tom Green County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlsbad <6>
  • Otis Chalk ‑ Historic
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otis Chalk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otis Chalk
    • Otis Chalk is located in Howard County
  • Ross City ‑ Historic
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ross City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ross City
    • Ross City is located in Howard County
  • Spade
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spade
    • Spade is located in Mitchell County
  • Forsan
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forsan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forsan
    • Forsan is located in Howard County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 229 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forsan <6>
  • Garden City
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
    • Garden City is located in Glasscock County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garden City <6>
  • Robert Lee
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the east)

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 City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sterling City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sterling City. 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 City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sterling City. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Sterling City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sterling City ...

Looking for more information about Sterling City? 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 City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sterling City.

Adding Sterling City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sterling City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Sterling City was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Sterling City in the book titled .<7> From that list, the Sterling City post office opened in 1899.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Sterling City.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sterling City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Sterling, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sterling City.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sterling City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 city (such as Sterling City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sterling City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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