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Living In Sterling, AK

Sterling, Alaska is a small town with just over 5,000 residents. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (17%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the town's population, at an average age of just under 42, skews older than most cities in Alaska. Most residents own their homes in Sterling, and 15% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $1,056 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in Sterling will save around $2,800 compared to the state average.

With an average commute time of about 28 minutes, slower than most cities in Alaska, Sterling residents know that it takes some patience getting to work. Driving a car or truck is the most common way to get to work, selected by 32% of residents, while public transportation is not used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.

Sterling has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 with an Associate's degree (9%) compared to the national average (5%). Further, 8% have a Bachelor's degree and 5% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are four primary industries in Sterling: healthcare, construction, agriculture, and education. Combined, these industries account for 26% of the town's workforce. Sterling workers take home an average annual income of about $89K, about the same as the Alaska average. However, Sterling compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345.

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