Sterlington, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sterlington, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Sterlington had a population of 2,253 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Sterlington is located at latitude 32.6894 and longitude -92.0619 in Ouachita Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sterlington (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Ouachita Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 59 feet.

The Town of Sterlington (GNIS ID: 2406666) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Sterlington is located within Parish Governing Authority District C, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ouachita Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sterlington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sterlington: Hamilton.

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Sterlington, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,253
Population in Households 2,242
Population in Familes 1,913
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 798
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 888
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 643
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 933 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 503 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 385 (41.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $99,725
Average Home Value $155,357


Median Household Income $49,841
Average Household Income $68,166
Per Capita Income $26,543
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 5.69% 2.64%
Households 5.83% 2.77%
Families 5.95% 2.63%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Sterlington, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sterlington to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 188 61st
Population Density1 # 190 60th
Diversity Index2 # 243 49th
Median Household Income # 120 75th
Per Capita Income # 83 83rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.