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Living In Sterling, IL

A small city located in Illinois, Sterling has a population of approximately 15,000. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (18%) here than they do nationally (14%). Renters tend to be in the minority in Sterling, and 65% of residents own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $699 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in Sterling will save around $4,200 compared to the state average.

Many Sterling residents work in one of three industries: retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. Combined, these industries account for 26% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in transportation, making it the top field in the city. With an average annual income of around $59,000, Sterling workers take home less than their peers elsewhere in the state. Sterling's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Sterling has a relatively large number of residents older than 25 with a high school degree or equivalent (22%) compared to the national average. In addition, 7% have a Bachelor's degree and 4% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree.

Averaging about 17 minutes, the commute time for Sterling residents is shorter than the state average of about 32 minutes. Many residents (43%) drive to work, while public transit is not used widely. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.

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