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Population (year 2000): 7,257. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,770 (+7.1% change)
Males: 3,612 (49.8%), Females: 3,645 (50.2%)

Median resident age: 38.1 years
Median household income: $67,188 (year 2000)
Median house value: $195,700 (year 2000)

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Races in Sterling:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.6%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • Black (0.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: Irish (25.3%), Italian (20.3%), French (15.8%), English (13.8%), German (11.2%), French Canadian (8.0%).

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Elevation: 502 feet

Sterling,

For population 25 years and over in Sterling

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sterling town

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 67.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 6.1%

1.8% Foreign born




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Worcester, (12.0 miles pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (46.9 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (190.6 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Lancaster, MA (5.0 miles South MA (5.0 miles Boylston, Boylston, MA (5.2 miles West MA (5.3 miles Clinton, MA (6.1 miles Lancaster, MA Leominster, (6.2 miles MA (8.1 miles Princeton,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 52 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 1997: 73 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 1998: 65 buildings, average cost: $118,900
  • 1999: 54 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2000: 42 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2001: 45 buildings, average cost: $138,200
  • 2002: 48 buildings, average cost: $144,700
  • 2003: 39 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2004: 29 buildings, average cost: $162,100
  • 2005: 54 buildings, average cost: $177,500

Latitude: 42.44 N, Longitude: 71.76 W

Area code: 978

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (21.0%), Educational,health and social services (20.5%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.3%).

Crime in Sterling (2003):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 5 assaults (66.0 per 100,000)
  • 14 burglaries (184.8 per 100,000)
  • 24 thefts (316.8 per 100,000)
  • 5 auto thefts (66.0 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 46.0 (higher means more crime, US average = 321.8)

Crime in Sterling (2004):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 rape (13.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 robbery (13.0 per 100,000)
  • 8 assaults (104.3 per 100,000)
  • 25 burglaries (325.8 per 100,000)
  • 17 thefts (221.6 per 100,000)
  • 6 auto thefts (78.2 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 71.8 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.1)

Average climate in Sterling, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sterling-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 8% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.1 miles away from the Sterling city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/22/1981, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.3 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


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Hospitals/medical centers near Sterling:
  • CLINTON HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION (about 6 miles; CLINTON, MA)
  • HEALTH ALLIANCE HOSPITALS INC (about 7 miles; LEOMINSTER, MA)
  • WORCESTER COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; BOYLSTON, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sterling:
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 14 miles; WORCESTER, MA; ID: ORH)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 34 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • MANCHESTER (about 41 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sterling:
  • STERLING (about 3 miles; STERLING, MA; ID: 3B3)
  • FITCHBURG MUNI (about 8 miles; FITCHBURG, MA; ID: FIT)
  • SHIRLEY (about 10 miles; SHIRLEY, MA; ID: 9B4)

Amtrak station near Sterling:
  • 13 miles: WORCESTER (WORCHESTER, 45 SHREWSBURY ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sterling:
  • QUINSIGAMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,359)
  • FITCHBURG STATE COLLEGE (about 11 miles; FITCHBURG, MA; FT enrollment: 3,660)
  • WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (about 12 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,426)
  • ASSUMPTION COLLEGE (about 12 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,356)
  • WORCESTER STATE COLLEGE (about 13 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS (about 14 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,808)
  • CLARK UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
Public primary/middle schools in Sterling:
  • HOUGHTON ELEMENTARY (Students: 512; Location: 32 BOUTELLE ROAD; Grades: KG - 04)
  • CHOCKSETT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 466; Location: 40 BOUTELLE ROAD; Grades: 05 - 08)
Private primary/middle school in Sterling:
  • STERLING NURSERY SCHOOL (Students: 122; Location: 123 ROWLEY HILL ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Sterling:
  • CONANT FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $238,322; Location: 4 MEETINGHOUSE HILL RD.; 29,940 books; 1,103 audio materials; 819 video materials; 82 serial subscriptions)

Sterling compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Sterling:
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WAZN (1470 AM; 7 kW; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEIM (1280 AM; 5 kW; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: LIVEAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCMX (1000 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LEOMINSTER, MA; Owner: TWIN CITY BAPTIST TEMPLE, INC.)
  • WVEI (1440 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sterling:
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WICN (90.5 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WICN PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WZID (95.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sterling:
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)

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