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Sterling is a city in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States. The population was 15,370 at the 2010 census, down from 15,451 at the 2000 census. Formerly nicknamed "The Hardware Capital of the World", Sterling has long been associated with manufacturing and the steel industry.

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Sterling Latitude: 41.8448 Longitude: -89.7366

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The Zip Code for Sterling, IL is: 61081

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Sterling Illinois Physical Characteristics:

The City of Sterling has an area of 5.9 square miles
  • Land: 5.7090799227799 Sq. Mi. (96.08%)
  • Water: 0.23277065637066 Sq. Mi.(3.92%)
The Sterling City takes up 0.9% of the area of Whiteside County.

Map Location Coordinates:

  • Latitude: +41.7996681
  • Longitude: -089.6951504
Sterling Land Water Pie Chart

Sterling, IL Climate Information:

  • Average Rainfall: 37.69 inches
  • Average Snowfall: 25.9 inches
*Based on annual average for Weather Station USC00117370 ROCK FALLS 3 NE
Latitude: 41.7981 Longitude: -89.6414 Elevation: 207 feet.

Sterling, IL Population Data:

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Sterling was 15,370 people, which is 26.3 % of the entire population of Whiteside County.

Sex:

  • 47.47% Male
  • 52.53% Female

Race:

  • 82.485% White
  • 3.019% Black
  • 0.696% Asian
  • 0.44% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.01% Pacific Islander
  • 4.086% Mixed
  • 9.265% Other

Ethnicity:

  • 75.83% Not Hispanic or Latino
  • 24.17% Hispanic or Latino
Sterling Race Population Ring Chart

Sterling, IL Housing Information:

Average Household Size: 2.4
Number of Residences: 6,947
  • Occupied: 6,303 (90.73%)
  • Vacant: 644 (9.27%)
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Mallard Manufacturing Corp
353500 - Mfg Conveyors/equipment Mfg Industrial Trucks/tractors
101 Mallard Rd, Sterling, Illinois 61081-1217
John Wahl (815) 625-9491 (815) 625-9498 http://www.mallardmfg.com
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