Sterling is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Sterling Census Designated Place.
It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Kenai Peninsula Borough at latitude 60.5372 and longitude -150.7647. Kenai Peninsula Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 203 feet.
The formal boundaries for the Sterling Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 77.76 sq. miles and a water area of 1.88 sq. miles.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Sterling: Naptowne.Photos of the local Sterling, AK area
Also See: Sterling, AK ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps
|Population in Households||6,235|
|Population in Familes||5,208|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||19|
|Average Household Size||2.48|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||3,755 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,059 (54.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||452 (12.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,244 (33.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$747,776|
|Average Home Value||$770,593|
|Median Household Income||$77,231|
|Average Household Income||$87,233|
|Per Capita Income||$35,058|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||0.95%|
|Per Capita Income||0.45%|
The table below compares Sterling to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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.
|Total Population||# 18||95th|
|Population Density1||# 79||78th|
|Diversity Index2||# 226||36th|
|Median Household Income||# 31||92nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 41||89th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.