Sterling, Utah

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Sterling, Utah
Town
Birdseye view of Sterling
Birdseye view of Sterling
Location in Sanpete County and the state of Utah.
Location in Sanpete County and the state of Utah.
Coordinates: 39°11′39″N 111°41′30″W / 39.19417°N 111.69167°W / 39.19417; -111.69167Coordinates: 39°11′39″N 111°41′30″W / 39.19417°N 111.69167°W / 39.19417; -111.69167
Country United States
State Utah
County Sanpete
Settled 1873
Incorporated 1934
Founded by William G. Petty
Area
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 5,574 ft (1,699 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 274
 • Density 976.3/sq mi (376.9/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84665
Area code(s) 435
FIPS code 49-72940[1]
GNIS feature ID 1446134[2]

Sterling is a town in Sanpete County, Utah, United States. The population was 235 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Sterling has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 216
1890 296 37.0%
1900 335 13.2%
1910 299 −10.7%
1920 288 −3.7%
1930 311 8.0%
1940 223 −28.3%
1950 188 −15.7%
1960 137 −27.1%
1970 144 5.1%
1980 199 38.2%
1990 191 −4.0%
2000 235 23.0%
2010 262 11.5%
Est. 2012 274 4.6%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 235 people, 73 households, and 58 families residing in the town. The population density was 976.3 people per square mile (378.1/km²). There were 81 housing units at an average density of 336.5 per square mile (130.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.45% White, 1.28% Native American, 0.43% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.70% of the population.

There were 73 households out of which 45.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.5% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.22 and the average family size was 3.72.

In the town the population was spread out with 37.0% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,019, and the median income for a family was $30,313. Males had a median income of $26,458 versus $19,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,041. About 9.7% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

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