Sterling is located in east Nebraska. Sterling is between the Otoe, Johnson county. Sterling has 0.41 square miles of land area and has no water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Sterling population is 450, which has shrunk 11.24% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 8.44% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Sterling median household income is $39,063 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 28.87% since 2000. The income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 33.50% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Sterling median house value is $64,500 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 48.96% since 2000. The house value growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 47.84% and is about the same as the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Sterling is better than the state average in quality. The Sterling area code is 402.