Sterling Whiteside County, Illinois

Sterling: City in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States

Sterling locator map
Location of Sterling on Illinois map.

About

Sterling is a city located in the county of Whiteside in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 15,370 and a population density of 977 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 14,313 inhabitants.

The city was created 183 years ago in 1837.

Sterling Il Brick road2 image
Sterling Il Brick road2
Sterling Il Brick road2 image

Geography

Sterling is located at 41°47'19"N 89°41'46"W (41.7886400, -89.6962200).

Sterling map

Sterling Quick Facts

Population : 14,313 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : Whiteside County
Postal code : 61081
Phone Area Codes : 815
Area : 15.73 km2
Establishment : January 01, 1838 (183 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 06:55:26 (24th October 2021)
Density : 910 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -7.38% (2010-2020)

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Sterling decreased by 7.38% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 15,370 - census
2011 15,336 -0.22% estimation process
2012 15,197 -0.91% estimation process
2013 15,098 -0.66% estimation process
2014 15,010 -0.59% estimation process
2015 14,977 -0.22% estimation process
2016 14,854 -0.83% estimation process
2017 14,718 -0.92% estimation process
2018 14,564 -1.06% estimation process
2019 14,468 -0.66% estimation process
2020 14,313 -1.08% estimation process

Sterling zip code is 61081. County name: Whiteside, County fips: 17195

SQI, Sterling, Sturling, astrlyng aylynwy, strlyngh, Стерлинг, Стърлинг, استرلینگ، ایلینوی, سترلينغ, سٹرلنگ، الینوائے

People born in Sterling (28)

People born in Sterling, including chemist Paul Flory, writer Terry Brooks, dramatist Jesse Lynch Williams, you can see a list of people who born in Sterling.

  • Lelei Fonoimoana (American swimmer, Olympic silver medalist) she was born in 04/11/1958
  • Odell Shepard (American politician) he was born in 22/07/1884
  • Don Edward Fehrenbacher (American historian) he was born in 21/08/1920
  • Roy Clements (Film director, Screenwriter) he was born in 12/01/1877
  • Berta E. Baker (American politician) she was born in 27/11/1875
  • Dan Kolb (former Major League Baseball relief pitcher) he was born in 29/03/1975
  • Harry B. Mulliken (American architect) he was born in 10/06/1872
  • Joel Ryce-Menuhin (American musician) he was born in 11/06/1933
  • Leo Traister (American football coach) he was born in 09/09/1919
  • Lew Andreas (American football player and coach) he was born in 25/02/1895
  • Richard Benner (Film director, Screenwriter) he was born in 01/01/1943
  • Steve Eddy (American baseball player) he was born in 21/08/1957
  • Leonard S. Smith (American historian) he was born in 23/06/1932
  • Michael Foltynewicz (baseball player) he was born in 07/10/1991
  • Curtis Cunz (American rugby league and rugby union footballer)
  • Walter Farrington Moses (American painter) he was born in 17/04/1874
  • E. Roger Sayers (American academic) he was born in 15/02/1936
  • John H. Ebersole (American pioneer in submarine medicine and radiation oncology, Captain US Navy) he was born in 26/01/1925

Schools in Sterling

College & universities near Sterling, IL

Code Name City ZIP
149204 Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-Sterling Sterling (IL) 61081-3611

Stations (11)

Amtrak & bus stations near Sterling, IL

Code Name Address Type
PCT Princeton 107 Bicentennial Dr. RAIL
MDT Mendota station 783 Main Street RAIL
KEE Kewanee Loomis and North Tremont Sts. RAIL
MLI Moline, Illinois 1200 River Drive BUS
RKI Rock Island, IL 3500 5th Avenue BUS

Post offices near Sterling

Post Office Name City ZIP
Sterling Post Office Sterling (IL) 61081

Other places with the same name (14)

Other cities in Whiteside County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Whiteside County , IL. (more)

City Name Population Title
Rock Falls 8,648 City in Illinois
Morrison 3,950 City in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States of America
Fulton 3,285 City in Illinois
Prophetstown 1,919 City in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States
Erie 1,482 Village in Whiteside County, Illinois
Union Grove 1,113 Township in Whiteside County, Illinois
Garden Plain 999 Township of Illinois
Albany 856 Village in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States
Tampico 721 Township in Whiteside County, Illinois
Lyndon 604 City in Illinois, United States of America
Ustick 581 Township in Whiteside County, Illinois
Fenton 507 City in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States of America
Portland 395 Township in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States of America
Round Grove 346 Township in Livingston County, Illinois
Hahnaman 330 Township of Illinois
Coleta 151 Town

Distance to Other Cities

Sterling distances to largest Illinois cities