Sterling

46°F
Current Population
14,598
Elevation Level
3937 ft

About Sterling

Sterling is located in Logan county and is the largest city in the northeastern part of the state. Sterling is 128 miles’ northeast of Denver. It is the largest city in Northeastern Colorado and home to Northeastern Junior College, a residential two-year liberal arts college. Sterling is also the location of the award-winning RE-1 Valley School District, whose academics, music programs, and athletics programs are consistently among the most highly rated in the state of Colorado. 

Sterling is a farm-ranch community and has deep roots in the Colorado prairie. The Downtown Sterling Historic district touches on those roots featuring 54 buildings that pay tribute to the spirit and culture of the community. There are many outdoor activities to do in this small town including golfing on one of the two golf courses and hiking the trails of the Chimney Canyon. Following a day of exploring you can unwind and enjoy the beautiful stars that go for miles as you gaze into the untouched night sky. 

Explore Sterling

Entertainment & Culture

Sterling is a laid back community that offers residents and visitors a quiter way of living. Stroll through Downtown Serling to see the old town beauty this area still has. New shops and dining establishments now inhabit the historic buildings and make shopping and dining afun experience. Sterling has a unique art culture which can be seen throughout downtown with the Sterling Creatives Artist Co-op and the Sacred Mtters Glassblowing Studio. 

Throughout the year you can always depend on Sterling to have a fun event or festival including car shows, free concert series and the Heritage Festival, Local COuntry Fair & Rodeo and Sugar Beet Days. 

  • North Sterling State Park offers 1,500 acres of land for camping, hiking trails and enjoying wildlife while boasting 3,000 acres on untouched water for fishing and boating.  

  • Riverview Golf Course is a public golf course that has a relaxed atmosphere and provides a championship course without the cost. 

  • Northeastern 18 is Sterling’s premier golf course often referred to as ‘An oasis on the plains’, offering a par-72 course with beautiful scenery, a restaurant, a clubhouse and bar for all to enjoy. 

  •  Northeastern Junior College is a 2- year liberal arts college offering over 80 programs of study.

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Popular Restaurants

As the largest city in northeastern Colorado you have an abundant mix of local favorites with national chains. 

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Parks

With a state park and two wildlife areas, there is a lot of ground you can cover in Sterling! North Sterling State Park offers 1,500 acres of land for camping, hiking trails and enjoying wildlife while boasting 3,000 acres on untouched water for fishing and boating. Prewitt State Wildlife Area and Jumbo State Wildlife Area give even more opportunity to those in Sterling who enjoy fishing and hunting. 

 Riverview Golf Course is a public golf course that has a relaxed atmosphere and provides a championship course without the cost. Northeastern 18 is Sterling’s premier golf course often referred to as ‘An oasis on the plains’, offering a par-72 course with beautiful scenery, a restaurant, a clubhouse and bar for all to enjoy. 

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About the Community

Ayres Elementary School

Summary
  • District Valley School District No. Re-1
  • Phone (970) 522-1409
  • Address 1812 ROBIN RD
  • County Logan County
  • Grade KN - 02
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct No Change
  • Total Reported Enrollment 445
  • Student Teacher Ratio 16

Campbell Elementary School

Summary
  • District Valley School District No. Re-1
  • Phone (970) 522-2514
  • Address 902 CLARK ST
  • County Logan County
  • Grade 03 - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct No Change
  • Total Reported Enrollment 450
  • Student Teacher Ratio 15

Hagen Early Education Center

Summary
  • District Valley School District No. Re-1
  • Phone (970) 522-0432
  • Address 301 HAGEN ST
  • County Logan County
  • Grade PK - PK
  • Instructional Level
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct No Change
  • Total Reported Enrollment 160
  • Student Teacher Ratio Not Reported

Sterling High School

Summary
  • District Valley School District No. Re-1
  • Phone (970) 522-2944
  • Address 407 W BROADWAY ST
  • County Logan County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement Yes
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct No Change
  • Total Reported Enrollment 488
  • Student Teacher Ratio 17

Sterling Middle School

Summary
  • District Valley School District No. Re-1
  • Phone (970) 522-1041
  • Address 1177 PAWNEE AVE
  • County Logan County
  • Grade 06 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +5% to +10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 450
  • Student Teacher Ratio 15

Population, Weather and Economics

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Population

Population Details
  • Population 14,598
  • Population 5 Yr Projection 15,615
Households
  • Total Households 4,847
  • Households 5 Yr Projection 5,275
  • Average Size of Household 2.00
  • Households With Children 1,171

Climate & Weather

Summary
  • Annual Precip In 16.29
  • Avg Jan Low Temp 11.90
  • Avg Jul Low Temp 59.80
  • Avg Jan High Temp 38.50
  • Avg Jul High Temp 90.30
Indexes
  • Ozone Index 118
  • Air Pollution Index 105
  • Earthquake Index 21
  • Hail Index 208
  • Tornado Index 103
  • Wind Index 153

Economics

  • Housing Median Built Yr 1960
  • Maintenance and Insurance Cost 75
  • Health Care Cost 82
  • Transportation Cost 73