Sterling, OH Profile: Facts & Data


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Sterling, Ohio - Basic Facts

The Sterling Census Designated Place had a population of 475 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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


Total Population 475
Population in Households 475
Population in Familes 415
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 487
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $69,337
Average Household Income $91,383
Per Capita Income $35,279


Total Housing Units 201 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 140 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $174,219
Average Home Value $196,223


Total Households 180
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 134
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 0.47% 0.5%
Households 0.7% 0.55%
Families 1.45% 0.44%
Median Household Income   3.14%
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, 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 # 863 29th
Population Density # 1028 15th
Diversity Index # 1026 16th
Median Household Income # 196 84th
Per Capita Income # 166 86th

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