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Sterling is a city in Rice County.
The community was named for Sterling Rosan, father of two settlers
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Sterling. For links to other places called Sterling, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Sterling is 38.21N. The longitude is -98.206W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,640 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,568.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sterling demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rice 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 67579 ZIP code.
26% of Sterling residents report German ancestry, and 8% 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 $13,229, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% 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 $177. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $734.
Libraries in Sterling include Sterling Free Public Library ... View libraries
Rice County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sterling political report.
The average commute time for Sterling workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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