Sterling, Alaska

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Sterling is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 4,705.



Sterling is located at 60°31′47″N 150°47′52″W / 60.52972°N 150.79778°W / 60.52972; -150.79778 (60.529635, -150.797887)[1].

Sterling is 29 km (18 miles) east of Kenai.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 79.4 square miles (205.6 km²), of which, 77.3 square miles (200.2 km²) of it is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²) of it (2.62%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,705 people, 1,676 households, and 1,305 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 60.9 people per square mile (23.5/km²). There were 2,554 housing units at an average density of 33.0/sq mi (12.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.69% White, 0.36% Black or African American, 3.25% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, and 2.47% from two or more races. 1.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,676 households out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.5% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 6.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 108.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.2 males.

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