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Sterling City, Texas

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Welcome to Sterling City ...

The city of Sterling City is located in Sterling County 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).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Sterling City has a population of 1,005 people<2> (see below for details).

Sterling City is 2,290 feet [698 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude 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

Sterling City is located in the (325) area code.

The ZIP code for Sterling City: 76951<4>

Population Details ...

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 (which had a count of 1,081 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Sterling City had an population of 1,005 people. This is an increase of 13.18% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.03% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Sterling City ...

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

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

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 City. 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 City. 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 City. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Sterling City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Water Valley   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of Sterling City

Located in Tom Green County

Silver   [Map]

Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Sterling City

Located in Coke County

Carlsbad   [Map]

Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Sterling City

Located in Tom Green County

Otis Chalk   [Map]

Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Sterling City

Located in Howard County

Ross City   [Map]

Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Sterling City

Located in Howard County

Spade   [Map]

Lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the North (N) of Sterling City

Located in Mitchell County

Forsan   [Map]

Lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Sterling City

Located in Howard County

Garden City   [Map]

Lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the West (W) of Sterling City

Located in Glasscock County

Robert Lee   [Map]

Lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the East (E) of Sterling City

Located in Coke County

Sanco   [Map]

Lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Sterling City

Located in Coke County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Sterling City.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sterling City.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sterling City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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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 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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sterling City) 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 City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sterling City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sterling City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8391, Longitude: -100.9860     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sterling City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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