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The Sterling Census Designated Place had a population of 6,112 as of July 1, 2020. Sterling ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Sterling is located at latitude 60.5372 and longitude -150.7647 in Kenai Peninsula Borough. The formal boundaries for the Sterling Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 77.76 sq. miles and a water area of 1.88 sq. miles. Kenai Peninsula Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 213 feet.
The Sterling Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2419233) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.
The Sterling Census Designated Place is located within the Kenai-Cook Inlet Census Subarea of Kenai Peninsula Borough. Census subareas are statistical subdivisions of the county equivalents used in Alaska (boroughs, city and boroughs, municipalities, and census areas) and are the statistical equivalent of Micro Civil Divisions (MCDs) used in other states.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Sterling: Naptowne.
|Total Population||6,112 (100%)|
|Population in Households||6,093 (99.7%)|
|Population in Families||5,071 (83.0%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||19 ( 0.3%)|
|Median Household Income||$75,683|
|Average Household Income||$98,054|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||16%|
|Per Capita Income||$39,887|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||3,655 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,969 (53.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||517 (14.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,169 (32.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$296,442|
|Average Home Value||$328,123|
|Housing Affordability Index3||148|
|Average Household Size||2.45|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.86%|
|Per Capita Income||1.98%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.75%|
The table below compares Sterling to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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||# 21||94th|
|Population Density||# 82||77th|
|Median Household Income||# 50||86th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 210||59th|
|Per Capita Income||# 38||90th|
|Diversity Index||# 225||36th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.