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Sterling, Ohio - Basic Facts

The Sterling Census Designated Place had a population of 479 as of July 1, 2017. Sterling ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sterling is located at latitude 40.9662 and longitude -81.8439 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the Sterling Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 968 feet.

The Sterling Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628971) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Sterling Census Designated Place is located within Township of Milton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wayne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sterling population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sterling: Amwell, Johnson's Corners.

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Sterling, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 479
Daytime Population: Workers 227
Daytime Population: Residents 227
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 454
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 479
Population in Familes 416
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 491
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $66,268
Average Household Income $86,198
Per Capita Income $32,999


Total Housing Units 200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 144 (72.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $168,939
Average Home Value $186,364


Total Households 180
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 135
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.65% 0.5%
Households 0.79% 0.66%
Families 1.76% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   3.95%

Sterling, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sterling to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 858 29th
Population Density # 1027 16th
Diversity Index # 1060 13th
Median Household Income # 213 83rd
Per Capita Income # 183 85th

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