Sterling, AK Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 2,559 housing units in Sterling. This represents a 17.4% growth from 2,179 in 1990.

Of those housing units, none were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 2,559 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Sterling is about 85.8%. Sterling's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 34.3%. Average household size is 2.79 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Sterling were built after 1986.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type14%
One Bedroom18.10%
Two Bedrooms25.50%
Three Bedrooms27.40%
Four Bedrooms12%
Five Bedrooms or more3%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.78
Median year structure was built1986
Median Value of occupied units$120,100
Median Price asked for vacant units$100,000

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.84
Median year structure was built1985
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$596

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0%
Second Mortgage4%
Home Equity Loan6.70%
Simple Mortgage51.80%
Debt Free37.50%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs17.5%