In 2017, Sterling, IL had a population of 56.8k people with a median age of 42.9 and a median household income of $51,969. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sterling, IL declined from 57,155 to 56,823, a -0.581% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,151 to $51,969, a 5.73% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sterling, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.9%), White (Hispanic) (8.41%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (2.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.55%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (0.954%). N/A% of the people in Sterling, IL speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Sterling, IL are Morrison Institute of Technology (45 degrees awarded in 2017) and Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-Sterling (29 degrees).
The median property value in Sterling, IL is $102,200, and the homeownership rate is 75.3%. Most people in Sterling, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Sterling, IL is 2 cars per household.