Sterling County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2021:1,381More data
Census 2020:1,372More data
Census 2010:1,143More data
Census 2000:1,393More data
Population of the County Seat (Sterling City)
Census 2020:1,121 
Census 2010:888 
Census 2000:1,081 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN STERLING COUNTY - 2021 Estimates (Census Bureau)
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Sterling City city:1,122More data
GENERAL INFORMATION
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:923.5More data
Water Area:0.1More data
Total Area:923.5More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:1.49More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:0.00More data
Percent Rural:100.00More data
DEMOGRAPHICS
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:41.2%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:94.4%More data
Percent African American Alone:1.5%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.9%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.4%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.8%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:54.8%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:1.3%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:29.1%More data
65 and Older:14.3%More data
85 and Older:2.6%More data
Median Age:36.4More data
Income
Per Capita Income - 2020 (BEA):$63,329More data
Total Personal Income - 2020 (BEA):$83,278,000More data
Median Household Income - 2020 (Census Bureau):$68,435More data
Poverty - 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:10.2%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:13.5%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2016-2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:89.1% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:18.4% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$42,786More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$47,997 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$45,189 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$44,968 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$45,199 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2021:5.1More data
Unemployment Rate - 2020:6.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.7 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.612636More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$979,806,237More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$755,529,911More data
Total Actual Levy:$4,628,649More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2021:$N/AMore data
CY 2020:$N/A 
CY 2019:$N/A 
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
ROAD INVENTORY WITHIN STERLING COUNTY (TXDOT)
Centerline Miles - 2020
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:31.932More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:63.765More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:12.841More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:108.538More data
City Streets:17.517More data
Certified County Roads:49.712More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:67.229More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:175.767More data
Lane Miles - 2020
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:123.952More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:159.153More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:25.682More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:308.787More data
City Streets:35.034More data
Certified County Roads:99.424More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:134.458More data
County Total:443.245More data
LINKS TO ADDITIONAL DATA
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2020»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2020»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Sterling County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Sterling County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Sterling County»

Special Districts in Sterling County.
School Districts in Sterling County.
History of City Tax Rates in Sterling County.

Airports in Sterling County.
Hospitals in Sterling County.
Prisons in Sterling County.