Sterling, OK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sterling, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The Town of Sterling had a population of 806 as of July 1, 2017. Sterling ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oklahoma. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sterling is located at latitude 34.7498 and longitude -98.1729 in Comanche County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sterling (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Comanche County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,230 feet.

The Town of Sterling (GNIS ID: 2413333) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oklahoma is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Sterling is located within Northeast Comanche Division of Comanche County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sterling population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Sterling, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 806
Daytime Population: Workers 231
Daytime Population: Residents 491
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 722
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 806
Population in Familes 675
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,002
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $35,939
Average Household Income $46,747
Per Capita Income $17,679


Total Housing Units 341 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 188 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 122 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $96,519
Average Home Value $113,624


Total Households 310
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 214
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.22% -0.1%
Households 0.09% -0.19%
Families -0.13% -0.38%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   3.16%

Sterling, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sterling to the other 731 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 274 63rd
Population Density # 159 78th
Diversity Index # 547 25th
Median Household Income # 589 20th
Per Capita Income # 666 9th

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