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Sterling

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Sterling is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Logan County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 18,211 at the 2010 census.Sterling is the largest city in Northeastern Colorado and the county seat of Logan County and the site of the domed Logan County courthouse, built in 1909.HistoryA post office called Sterling has been in operation since 1874. The community was named for Sterling, Illinois, the native home of a railroad official.GeographySterling is 128mi northeast of Denver, and is located on Interstate 76, on the 'eastern plains' of northeastern Colorado.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.9sqmi, all of it land.ClimateAccording to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Sterling has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps. <div style="width:65%">DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 11,360 people, 4,604 households, and 2,790 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,653.1 people per square mile (638.4/km²). There were 5,171 housing units at an average density of 752.5 per square mile (290.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.75% Caucasian American, 0.75% African American, 0.79% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 5.60% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.20% of the population.
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