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Sterling City, Illinois Housing Analysis

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(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Sterling City, Illinois)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 2,512

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 313

Female householder, no husband present : 1,031

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 2,026

Householder not living alone : 402


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Sterling City, Illinois)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 35

Male householder and female partner : 254

Female householder and female partner : 28

Female householder and male partner : 254

All other households : 5,713


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Sterling City, Illinois)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 2,000

Renter-occupied housing units : 512

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 172

Renter-occupied housing units : 141

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 432

Renter-occupied housing units : 599

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,199

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,229


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Sterling City, Illinois)

Less than $10,000 : 438

$10,000 to $14,999 : 411

$15,000 to $19,999 : 372

$20,000 to $24,999 : 517

$25,000 to $29,999 : 690

$30,000 to $34,999 : 461

$35,000 to $39,999 : 587

$40,000 to $44,999 : 359

$45,000 to $49,999 : 374

$50,000 to $59,999 : 602

$60,000 to $74,999 : 472

$75,000 to $99,999 : 584

$100,000 to $124,999 : 203

$125,000 to $149,999 : 96

$150,000 to $199,999 : 92

$200,000 or more : 26


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Sterling City, Illinois)

Total : 6,650


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Sterling City, Illinois)

Occupied : 6,284

Vacant : 366


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Sterling City, Illinois)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Sterling City, Illinois)

Built 2005 or later : 75

Built 2000 to 2004 : 222

Built 1990 to 1999 : 461

Built 1980 to 1989 : 405

Built 1970 to 1979 : 941

Built 1960 to 1969 : 725

Built 1950 to 1959 : 1,300

Built 1940 to 1949 : 641

Built 1939 or earlier : 1,880


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Sterling City, Illinois)

Utility gas : 5,361

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 82

Electricity : 821

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 0

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 20

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 0

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Sterling City, Illinois)

Less than $10,000 : 13

$10,000 to $14,999 : 10

$15,000 to $19,999 : 12

$20,000 to $24,999 : 11

$25,000 to $29,999 : 30

$30,000 to $34,999 : 17

$35,000 to $39,999 : 20

$40,000 to $49,999 : 144

$50,000 to $59,999 : 336

$60,000 to $69,999 : 457

$70,000 to $79,999 : 474

$80,000 to $89,999 : 614

$90,000 to $99,999 : 330

$100,000 to $124,999 : 474

$125,000 to $149,999 : 448

$150,000 to $174,999 : 130

$175,000 to $199,999 : 49

$200,000 to $249,999 : 112

$250,000 to $299,999 : 34

$300,000 to $399,999 : 62

$400,000 to $499,999 : 10

$500,000 to $749,999 : 6

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 10


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Sterling City, Illinois)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 33

Home equity loan only : 262

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 10

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 1,931

Housing units without a mortgage : 1,567


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Sterling City, Illinois)

Built 2005 or later : $253,800

Built 2000 to 2004 : $132,200

Built 1990 to 1999 : $168,400

Built 1980 to 1989 : $144,100

Built 1970 to 1979 : $99,600

Built 1960 to 1969 : $87,600

Built 1950 to 1959 : $83,800

Built 1940 to 1949 : $69,800

Built 1939 or earlier : $81,800


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Sterling City, Illinois: 60.9%

Percentage of Family Households in Illinois: 65.8%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Sterling City, Illinois

Institutionalized population


  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 76.23%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 23.77%


(updated 2010)









Median Household Income In 2000 (Sterling City, IL): $37,664
Median Household Income In 2000 (Illinois): $46,590


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Sterling City): $70,700
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Illinois): $127,800


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Sterling City): $486
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Illinois): $605


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Sterling City, Illinois

Utility Gas: 85.0%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 0.9%
Electricity: 13.5%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.0%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.0%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.5%
No Fuel Used: 0.1%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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