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Sterling City, Texas
—  City  —
Location of Sterling City, Texas
Coordinates: 31°50′21″N 100°59′9″W / 31.83917°N 100.98583°W / 31.83917; -100.98583
Country United States
State Texas
County Sterling
Area
 - Total 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 - Land 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,287 ft (697 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,081
 - Density 1,105.9/sq mi (427.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76951
Area code(s) 915
FIPS code 48-70232[1]
GNIS feature ID 1347899[2]

Sterling City is a city in and the county seat of Sterling County, Texas, United States.[3] The population was 1,081 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Sterling City is located at 31°50′21″N 100°59′9″W / 31.83917°N 100.98583°W / 31.83917; -100.98583 (31.839066, -100.985871)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,081 people, 393 households, and 297 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,105.9 people per square mile (425.9/km²). There were 467 housing units at an average density of 477.7/sq mi (184.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.05% White, 0.09% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 14.80% from other races, and 2.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 33.30% of the population.

There were 393 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,359, and the median income for a family was $38,958. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $18,654 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,955. About 14.3% of families and 17.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.3% of those under age 18 and 19.3% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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