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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Sterling is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 8,052. Sterling is in Worcester County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Sterling offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Sterling there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Sterling and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Sterling are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$340,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,314
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    85.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    110
    500.1
  • Theft
    256.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    24.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    20%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Sterling

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$107,348
National
$55,322

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Sterling Reviews

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Sterling is a very quaint place to live. It is generally pretty peaceful and quiet. Every September, at Sterling Airport, our town hosts the Sterling Fair. In a town with no major stores, it is fun to have one weekend a year where people from all over Massachusetts come for our carnival and activities.
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I have lived in Sterling for 17 years and I have loved every moment of it. The overwhelming sense of community here is excellent, with events and fundraisers to help those in need and bring us together. From Give. Love. Fight. and our annual Tree Lighting to the Fire Station Barbeque and our Memorial and Veterans Day parades featuring our local Girl and Boy Scout troops. Growing up here has been a privledge unlike any, seeing so many displays of love and compassion for families in hardships. I have been a part of the Girl Scouts for 10 years, Young Adults Helping Out Others for 3 years and a student in town from preschool to grade 8. I have truly enjoyed the opptunities to volunteer and help better the town I love.
Sterling, Massachusetts is a quaint little town with lots of space and farmland. The views are very beautiful, and the center of town is a great place to hang out with friends. Sterling is a close-knit community, and everyone is welcoming.