Sterling, IL Population by Age

The median age in Sterling, IL is 42.7, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 16.74% were under the age of 15, 19.73% aged 15 to 29, 43.08% aged 30 to 64, 16.23% aged 65 to 84, and 4.22% were 85 years of age and older.
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Updated Sep 17, 2023

Sterling, IL population age distribution

A complete breakdown of Sterling's age demographics from 0 to 85 years, distributed across 18 age groups is listed in the table below.

Age Group Population % of Total Population
Under 5 years 632 4.24%
5 to 9 years 972 6.52%
10 to 14 years 893 5.99%
15 to 19 years 950 6.37%
20 to 24 years 1,088 7.29%
25 to 29 years 905 6.07%
30 to 34 years 914 6.13%
35 to 39 years 618 4.14%
40 to 44 years 1,139 7.63%
45 to 49 years 1,001 6.71%
50 to 54 years 947 6.35%
55 to 59 years 1,037 6.95%
60 to 64 years 771 5.17%
65 to 69 years 943 6.32%
70 to 74 years 620 4.16%
75 to 79 years 427 2.86%
80 to 84 years 432 2.9%
85 years and over 630 4.22%
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Sterling, IL population by age group

Key stats
4,535
Population under 25 years
3,576
Population aged 25-44
3,756
Population aged 45-64
3,052
Population aged 65+

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS) 2021

The graph shows Sterling's population by age group, with age group on x-axis and the respective age group's percent of the total population on y-axis
Sterling, IL population by age group. The largest age group was 40-44 years with a poulation of 1,139 (7.63% of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

The largest age group in Sterling, IL was for the group of age 40-44 years with a population of 1,139 (7.63%), according to the 2021 American Community Survey.

At the same time, the smallest age group in Sterling, IL was the 75-79 years with a population of 427 (2.86%).

Sterling, IL population by age cohort

To better understand the age distribution of Sterling, IL's population, we divided it into the following 3 cohorts:

  • Children : Under the age of 18 years
  • Adults (working population): Between the age of 18 and 64 years
  • Seniors: 65 years and above
The pie chart shows Sterling's population divided into segments, with each segment representing an age cohort. The area of each segment is in the same proportion of a circle as the population of the cohort is of the total population.
Sterling, IL population by age cohorts (Children: Under 18 years; Working population: 18-64 years; Senior population: 65 years or more). The largest age group was 18 - 64 years with a poulation of 8,850 (59.32% of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Here's the population for each of the three cohorts.

Age Group Population % of Total Population
Under 18 years 3,017 20.22%
18 to 64 years 8,850 59.32%
85 years and over 3,052 20.46%
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Key stats for each age cohort as per our analysis of U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey:

  • Sterling's population under 18 was 20.22%, compared to the 22.51% nationwide.
  • Sterling's working population (between 18 and 64) was 59.32%, compared to 61.45% nationwide.
  • Sterling's elderly or the senior population (over 65 age) was 20.46% as compared to 16.04% nationwide.

Sterling, IL population pyramid

Population pyramid for Sterling, IL is charted below using the estimates from U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey 5-Year estimates. A wide base suggests population increase, narrow base indicates declining birth rates.

Key stats from our analysis of the Sterling's population pyramid:

  • Youth dependency ratio, which is the number of children aged 0-14 per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Sterling, IL, is 26.6.
  • Old-age dependency ratio, which is the number of persons aged 65 or over per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Sterling, IL, is 32.6.
  • Total dependency ratio for Sterling, IL is 59.2.
  • Potential support ratio, which is the number of youth (working age population) per elderly, for Sterling, IL is 3.1.
The graph shows Sterling's population across different age group and gender, with population on x-axis and population y-axis. The male population is plotted on the left in blue color whereas the female population is plotted on the right in pink color.
Sterling, IL population pyramid i.e. Sterling population distrubution across age and gender. Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Here's the Sterling, IL's male and female population across different age groups:

Age Group Population(Male) Population(Female) Total Population
Under 5 years 465 167 632
5 to 9 years 558 414 972
10 to 14 years 525 368 893
15 to 19 years 495 455 950
20 to 24 years 570 518 1,088
25 to 29 years 460 445 905
30 to 34 years 385 529 914
35 to 39 years 424 194 618
40 to 44 years 497 642 1,139
45 to 49 years 500 501 1,001
50 to 54 years 390 557 947
55 to 59 years 564 473 1,037
60 to 64 years 385 386 771
65 to 69 years 502 441 943
70 to 74 years 382 238 620
75 to 79 years 112 315 427
80 to 84 years 204 228 432
85 years and over 267 363 630
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Things to know

What is the population of Sterling, IL under 18?

Sterling's population under the age of 18 is 3,017, as per the latest U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey estimates. This population is 20.22% of the total resident population of Sterling, IL.

What is the aging population in Sterling, IL?

Sterling's population aged 65 years and above was 3,052. As per the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, this population is 20.46% of the entire population.

References

Datasets

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2023
Sterling, IL Age Group Population Dataset: A complete breakdown of Sterling age demographics from 0 to 85 years, distributed across 18 age groups
Last updated September 16, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the Sterling population distribution across 18 age groups. It lists the population in each age group along with the percentage population relative of the total population for Sterling. The dataset can be utilized to understand the population distribution of Sterling by age. For example, using this dataset, we can identify the largest age group in Sterling.

Key observations

The largest age group in Sterling, IL was for the group of age 40-44 years with a population of 1,139 (7.63%), according to the 2021 American Community Survey. At the same time, the smallest age group in Sterling, IL was the 75-79 years with a population of 427 (2.86%). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Sterling population by age group

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age groups:

  • Under 5 years
  • 5 to 9 years
  • 10 to 14 years
  • 15 to 19 years
  • 20 to 24 years
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • 40 to 44 years
  • 45 to 49 years
  • 50 to 54 years
  • 55 to 59 years
  • 60 to 64 years
  • 65 to 69 years
  • 70 to 74 years
  • 75 to 79 years
  • 80 to 84 years
  • 85 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age group in consideration
  • Population: The population for the specific age group in the Sterling is shown in this column.
  • % of Total Population: This column displays the population of each age group as a proportion of Sterling total population. Please note that the sum of all percentages may not equal one due to rounding of values.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Sterling Population by Age. You can refer the same here

Sterling, IL Age Cohorts Dataset: Children, Working Adults, and Seniors in Sterling - Population and Percentage Analysis
Last updated September 16, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the Sterling population by age cohorts (Children: Under 18 years; Working population: 18-64 years; Senior population: 65 years or more). It lists the population in each age cohort group along with its percentage relative to the total population of Sterling. The dataset can be utilized to understand the population distribution across children, working population and senior population for dependency ratio, housing requirements, ageing, migration patterns etc.

Key observations

The largest age group was $b3_v1 with a poulation of $b3_v2 ($b3_v3 of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Sterling population by age cohort

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age cohorts:

  • Under 18 years
  • 18 to 64 years
  • 65 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age cohort for the Sterling population analysis. Total expected values are 3 groups ( Children, Working Population and Senior Population).
  • Population: The population for the age cohort in Sterling is shown in the following column.
  • Percent of Total Population: The population as a percent of total population of the Sterling is shown in the following column.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Sterling Population by Age. You can refer the same here

Sterling, IL Population Pyramid Dataset: Age Groups, Male and Female Population, and Total Population for Demographics Analysis
Last updated September 16, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the data for the Sterling, IL population pyramid, which represents the Sterling population distribution across age and gender, using estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-Year estimates. It lists the male and female population for each age group, along with the total population for those age groups. Higher numbers at the bottom of the table suggest population growth, whereas higher numbers at the top indicate declining birth rates. Furthermore, the dataset can be utilized to understand the youth dependency ratio, old-age dependency ratio, total dependency ratio, and potential support ratio.

Key observations

  • Youth dependency ratio, which is the number of children aged 0-14 per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Sterling, IL, is 26.6.
  • Old-age dependency ratio, which is the number of persons aged 65 or over per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Sterling, IL, is 32.6.
  • Total dependency ratio for Sterling, IL is 59.2.
  • Potential support ratio, which is the number of youth (working age population) per elderly, for Sterling, IL is 3.1.

Sterling population pyramid

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age groups:

  • Under 5 years
  • 5 to 9 years
  • 10 to 14 years
  • 15 to 19 years
  • 20 to 24 years
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • 40 to 44 years
  • 45 to 49 years
  • 50 to 54 years
  • 55 to 59 years
  • 60 to 64 years
  • 65 to 69 years
  • 70 to 74 years
  • 75 to 79 years
  • 80 to 84 years
  • 85 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age group for the Sterling population analysis. Total expected values are 18 and are define above in the age groups section.
  • Population (Male): The male population in the Sterling for the selected age group is shown in the following column.
  • Population (Female): The female population in the Sterling for the selected age group is shown in the following column.
  • Total Population: The total population of the Sterling for the selected age group is shown in the following column.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Sterling Population by Age. You can refer the same here

If you're looking for datasets from another year, please feel free to contact us at research@neilsberg.com and we'll be happy to assist you further.

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