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Demographics
About Sterling
Demographics as of the 2010 Census

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We have compiled the information from the 2010 Census report on Population, Age, Sex, Race, Households and Housing comparing the counts for Sterling, Massachusetts and the United States, which you can access here.  

The American FactFinder also provides the results of the American Community Survey on Education, Income, Occupancy and Housing data sets.

Population
Sterling
Massachusetts
U.S.
Total population
7,808
6,547,629
308,745,538
Square miles (land)
30.52
 
 
Population per square mile
255.8
839.4
87.4
Gender
Sterling
Massachusetts
U.S.
Male
3,841 - 49.2%
48.4%
49.2%
Female
3,967 - 50.8%
51.6%
50.8%
Age
Sterling
Massachusetts
U.S.
14 or younger
1,525- 19.5%
17.7%
19.8%
15 - 24
838 - 10.7%
14.3%
14.1%
25 - 44
1,676 - 21.5%
26.5%
26.6%
45 - 64
2,713- 34.7%
27.7%
26.4%
65+
1,056 - 13.5%
13.8%
13.0%
Average Age
44.0 years
39.1 years
37.2 years
Race and Ethnicity
One Race
Sterling
Massachusetts
U.S.
White
7,571- 97.0%
80.4%
72.4%
Black or African American
55 - 0.7%
6.6%
12.6%
American Indian and Alaska native
14 - 0.2%
0.3%
0.9%
Asian
68 - 0.9%
5.3%
4.8%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
5 - 0.1%
0.0%
0.2%
Some other race
23 - 0.3%
4.7%
6.2%
Total One Race
7,736 - 99.1%
97.4%
97.1%
Two or More Races
Sterling
Massachusetts
U.S.
White; Amer. Indian & Alaska Native
20 - 0.3%
0.2%
0.5%
White; Asian
18 - 0.2%
0.5%
0.5%
White; Black or African Amer.
20 - 0.2%
0.6%
0.6%
White; Some Other Race
4 - 0.1%
0.5%
0.6%
Total Two or More Races
72 - 0.9%
2.6%
2.9%
 
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