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Sterling is a town in Cayuga County, in the Auburn metro area.
The community was named after Lord William Alexander Sterling, Revolutionary War officer
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Sterling. For links to other places called Sterling, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Sterling is 43.325N. The longitude is -76.645W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 344 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,432.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sterling demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cayuga County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 13156 ZIP code.
14% of Sterling residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sterling ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sterling was $15,912, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Sterling residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sterling, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $383. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $859.
Libraries in Sterling include Village of Fair Haven Public Library ... View libraries
Cayuga County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sterling political report.
The average commute time for Sterling workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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