Sterling, IL

15,071 Population
5.8 square miles 2,580.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.1%
was 0.1%
 
Population Density
2,580.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
62.0%
was 63.4%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
5.3%
was 5.5%
 
Percent Under 18
25.4%
was 26.0%
 
Percent 65 and Over
17.5%
was 17.2%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
--
No Data Available
Percent Living in Poverty
15.8%
was 15.9%
 
Median Household Income
$39,885
was $39,679
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
41.2
40.8
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
261.6
was 164.7
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,742.7
was 4,030.8
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
6,914
was 6,808
 
Median Rent
$645
was $627
 
Total Building Permits
50
was 2
 
Occupied Housing Units
6,250
was 6,129
 
Homeownership Rate
63.6%
was 64.0%
 
Single Family Building Permits
2
was 2
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,183.9
was 1,165.8
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
22.6%
was 23.5%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
48
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
7.3
was 0.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
3.3
was 0.1
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.0%
was 97.9%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
85.7%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
86.4%
was 85.9%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
15.4%
was 14.6%
 

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