Sterling, IL Micro Area has a population of 57,155 people with a median age of 42.8 and a median household income of $49,151. Between 2015 and 2016 the population of Sterling, IL Micro Area declined from 57,525 to 57,155, a 0.64% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,401 to $49,151, a 3.69% increase.
The population of Sterling, IL Micro Area is 85% White, 11.7% Hispanic, and 1.72% Black. 6.93% of the people in Sterling, IL Micro Area speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Sterling, IL Micro Area are Morrison Institute of Technology, with 32 graduates, Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-Sterling, with 30 graduates, and N/A, with N/A graduates.
The median property value in Sterling, IL Micro Area is $99,500, and the homeownership rate is 75.3%. Most people in Sterling, IL Micro Area commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Sterling, IL Micro Area is 2 cars per household.
Sterling, IL Micro Area is a metropolitan statistical area countaining Whiteside County, IL and the census places Sterling, IL; Rock Falls, IL; and Morrison, IL.