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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.
Town claims to be birthplace of "Mary Had a Little Lamb," although this is disputed
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sterling demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Worcester County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Worcester area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 01564 ZIP code.
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.
36% of Sterling residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Sterling include Sterling Center Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Sterling, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $508. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,446.
Libraries in Sterling include Conant Free Public Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Sterling workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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