Sterling, UT Profile: Facts & Data


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Sterling, Utah - Basic Facts

The Town of Sterling had a population of 284 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Sterling is located at latitude 39.1934 and longitude -111.6911 in Sanpete County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sterling (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sanpete County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,574 feet.

The Town of Sterling (GNIS ID: 2413334) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Utah is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Sterling is located within Ephraim-Manti Division of Sanpete County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sterling: Buncetown, Leesburg, Pettyville.

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Sterling, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 284
Population in Households 261
Population in Familes 239
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 930
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $44,645
Average Household Income $53,934
Per Capita Income $17,683


Total Housing Units 94 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 74 (78.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $180,357
Average Home Value $245,333


Total Households 88
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 69
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.98% 0.97%
Households 1.01% 1.11%
Families 0.18% 1.13%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   1.67%

Sterling, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sterling to the other 325 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 267 18th
Population Density # 103 69th
Diversity Index # 235 28th
Median Household Income # 278 15th
Per Capita Income # 306 6th

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