Sterling County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2019:1,291More data
Estimate 2018:1,304 
Estimate 2017:1,287 
Estimate 2016:1,339 
Estimate 2015:1,333 
Estimate 2014:1,340 
Estimate 2013:1,229 
Estimate 2012:1,191 
Estimate 2011:1,170 
Census 2010:1,143More data
Census 2000:1,393More data
Population of the County Seat (Sterling City)
Census 2010:888 
Census 2000:1,081 
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:998More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:923.4More data
Water Area:0.1More data
Total Area:923.5More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:1.24More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:0.00More data
Percent Rural:100.00More data
Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:40.5%More data
Race - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:93.2%More data
Percent African American Alone:2.1%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:2.3%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.5%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.8%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:54.8%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:1.8%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:28.5%More data
65 and Older:14.4%More data
85 and Older:2.8%More data
Median Age:36.7More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$58,174More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$76,266,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$59,064More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:12.6%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:17.3%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:85.9% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:15.9% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$44,968More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$45,199 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$41,636 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$43,823 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$42,264 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.1More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:3.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:3.3 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.526117More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$1,060,423,820More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$853,252,804More data
Total Actual Levy:$0More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$N/AMore data
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:31.866More 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:108.472More 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:175.701More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:123.694More 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:308.529More 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:442.987More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2018»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Sterling County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.