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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.


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Median household income
Local
$35,282
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sterling demographic reports
Sterling is in the Arkansas River valley
Broom corn was once a major crop
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 0. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1955 movie, "Picnic"
Colleges and universities: Sterling College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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

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Median rent in Sterling, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $177.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $734.


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Rice County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sterling political report.

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The average commute time for Sterling workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Other KS communities named Sterling:
  �Hodgeman County township
  �Rice County township

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