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Sterling is a town in Worcester County, in the Worcester metro area.

The community was named after the Earl of Sterling, a Scottish lord

The latitude of Sterling is 42.437N. The longitude is -71.761W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 633 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,257.


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Median household income
Local
$67,188
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sterling demographic reports
Sterling is at the foot of Mount Wachusett
Once a chair-making center

Town claims to be birthplace of "Mary Had a Little Lamb," although this is disputed

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 5. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.7 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2001 movie, "Shallow Hal"
Well-known residents have included:
· Ebenezer Butterick, maker of dress patterns
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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8% of Sterling residents report German ancestry, and 19% 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 $28,844, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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36% of Sterling residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Sterling include Sterling Center Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Sterling, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $508.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,446.


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Libraries in Sterling include Conant Free Public Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Sterling workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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