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Population (year 2000): 15,451. Estimated population in July 2005: 15,381 (-0.5% change)
Males: 7,357 (47.6%), Females: 8,094 (52.4%)

Whiteside County

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Median resident age: 36.3 years
Median household income: $37,664 (year 2000)
Median house value: $70,700 (year 2000)

Sterling, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Sterling:

  • White Non-Hispanic (76.7%)
  • Hispanic (19.2%)
  • Other race (9.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • Black (2.2%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (25.7%), Irish (14.7%), English (7.7%), United States (6.5%), Italian (2.7%), Dutch (2.5%).

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Elevation: 660 feet

Land area: 4.7 square miles

Sterling,

For population 25 years and over in Sterling

  • High school or higher: 78.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sterling city

  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 53.3%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

5.4% Foreign born (4.4% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +124 (+0.8%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IL Rockford, (53.9 miles www.HomeGain.com )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WI Madison, (90.7 miles pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (138.4 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Falls, IL (1.5 miles Rock Nelson, IL (6.1 miles) , Coleta, IL (10.7 miles) , Harmon, IL (10.8 miles) , IL (12.8 miles Milledgeville, Deer Grove, IL (13.1 miles) , IL Tampico, (13.1 miles IL Dixon, (14.7 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 17 buildings, average cost: $123,600
  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $103,800
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $78,500
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $135,300
  • 2000: 25 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $67,000
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $95,100
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $108,100
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $76,100

Latitude: 41.80 N, Longitude: 89.69 W

Area code: 815


Sterling, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (30.9%), Educational,health and social services (19.8%), Retail trade (12.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,446 (+22.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,419 (48.6%)


 

Crime in Sterling by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 5
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 32.4
Rapes 16 21 22 16 22 20
    per 100,000 103.6 135.9 142.4 103.6 142.4 129.4
Robberies 4 3 7 5 7 4
    per 100,000 25.9 19.4 45.3 32.4 45.3 25.9
Assaults 60 46 39 36 39 24
    per 100,000 388.3 297.7 252.4 233.0 252.4 155.3
Burglaries 126 152 108 83 108 167
    per 100,000 815.5 983.8 699.0 537.2 699.0 1080.8
Thefts 534 708 749 666 749 636
    per 100,000 3456.1 4582.2 4847.6 4310.4 4847.6 4116.2
Auto thefts 17 39 46 49 46 44
    per 100,000 110.0 252.4 297.7 317.1 297.7 284.8
331.0 392.1 387.7 333.1 387.7 386.1


Average climate in Sterling, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sterling,

Sterling-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 57% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1981, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.2 miles away from the Sterling city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/5/1979, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.0 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Dan Kolb - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Atlanta Braves, born: Mar 29, 1975).


Hospital/medical center in Sterling:
  • CGH MEDICAL CENTER (100 EAST LEFEVRE ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Sterling:
  • KATHERINE SHAW BETHEA HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; DIXON, IL)
  • MORRISON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; MORRISON, IL)
  • PERRY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 34 miles; PRINCETON, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sterling:
  • WHITESIDE CO ARPT-JOS H BITTORF FLD (about 5 miles; STERLING/ROCKFALLS, IL; ID: SQI)
  • CLINTON MUNI (about 44 miles; CLINTON, IA; ID: CWI)
  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 50 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; ID: RFD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sterling:
  • DIXON MUNI-CHARLES R. WALGREEN FIELD (about 19 miles; DIXON, IL; ID: C73)
  • BARNETT MEMORIAL (about 27 miles; MOUNT MORRIS, IL; ID: C55)
  • ERIE AIR PARK (about 28 miles; ERIE, IL; ID: 3H5)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5 $14,692 $35,260 0 $0
Other Government Administration 4 $18,221 $54,663 1 $20
Police Protection - Officers 28 $112,161 $48,069 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $3,454 $41,448 0 $0
Firefighters 23 $109,389 $57,072 6 $414
Local Libraries 6 $12,870 $25,740 10 $6,398
Other and Unallocable 1 $2,885 $34,620 2 $1,092
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5 $17,584 $42,201 0 $0
Sewerage 5 $16,443 $39,463 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 1 $3,374 $40,488 0 $0
Hospitals 610 $2,045,780 $40,244 219 $557,118
Streets and Highways 15 $49,534 $39,627 1 $1,085
Police - Other 13 $31,042 $28,654 5 $3,244
Totals for Government 717 $2,437,430 $40,793 244 $569,370


College/University in Sterling:
  • EDUCATORS OF BEAUTY (Full-time enrollment: 42; Location: 211 E THIRD ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.educatorsofbeauty.com)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sterling:
  • ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 56 miles; OGLESBY, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,272)
  • KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE (about 57 miles; MALTA, IL; FT enrollment: 2,289)
  • ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE (about 59 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • BLACK HAWK COLLEGE (about 60 miles; MOLINE, IL; FT enrollment: 3,891)
  • SAINT AMBROSE UNIVERSITY (about 63 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; FT enrollment: 2,310)
  • EASTERN IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (about 64 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; FT enrollment: 4,180)
  • AUGUSTANA COLLEGE (about 65 miles; ROCK ISLAND, IL; FT enrollment: 2,220)
Public high school in Sterling:
  • STERLING HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,114; Location: 1608 4TH AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Sterling:
  • NEWMAN CENTRAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 254; Location: 1101 ST MARY ROAD; Grades: 9 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Sterling:
  • CHALLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 821; Location: 1700 6TH AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • JEFFERSON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 475; Location: 806 E LE FEVRE RD; Grades: PK - 04)
  • FRANKLIN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 435; Location: 1510 E 25TH ST; Grades: PK - 02)
  • WASHINGTON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 388; Location: 815 W LE FEVRE RD; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • LINCOLN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 323; Location: 1501 E 6TH ST; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • REGIONAL SAFE SCHOOL PROGRAM (Students: 7; Location: 1001 W 23RD ST; Grades: 06 - 10)
  • WHITESIDE AREA CAREER CTR (Location: 1608 5TH AVE; Grades: 00 - 00)
Private primary/middle schools in Sterling:
  • ST MARYS SCHOOL COMMUNITY CATH (Students: 342; Location: 6 W 6TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CHRIST LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 145; Location: 2000 18TH AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FULL GOSPEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 23; Location: 3807 E. 23 ST; Grades: PK - 9)
Library in Sterling:
  • STERLING P.L. (Operating income: $478,417; Location: 102 W. 3RD STREET; 57,022 books; 2,900 audio materials; 950 video materials; 156 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Sterling: Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society Museum (A), Sterling City Hall (B), Dillon Home Museum (C).

Shopping Center: Northland Mall Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Sterling include: Amazing Grace Assembly of Sterling (A), Bethel Reformed Church (B), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (C), Saint Marys Catholic Church (D), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (E), First Church of the Nazarene of Sterling (F), First Congregational Church of Sterling (G), First Open Bible Church (H).

Cemetery: Calvary Cemetery (1).

Parks in Sterling include: Lincoln Park (1), Platt Park (2), Propheter Park (3), Central Memorial Park (4), Safety Park (5), Harry Kidd Field (6), Thomas Park (7), Kilgour Park (8), Wallace Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Sterling compared to Illinois state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Sterling:
  • WSDR (1240 AM; 1 kW; STERLING, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WIXN (1460 AM; 1 kW; DIXON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFRL (1570 AM; 5 kW; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: MAYFAIR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sterling:
  • WSSQ (94.3 FM; STERLING, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WLLT (107.7 FM; POLO, IL; Owner: SAUK VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNIQ (91.5 FM; STERLING, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WRCV (101.7 FM; DIXON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WZZT (95.1 FM; MORRISON, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KUUL (101.3 FM; EAST MOLINE, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSEY (95.7 FM; OREGON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Sterling:
  • W52BI (Channel 52; STERLING/DIXON, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W48CK (Channel 48; STERLING, IL; Owner: BLACK HAWK COLLEGE)

 

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