Sterling Heights, Michigan Population 2018

Sterling Heights, Michigan's estimated population is 132,631 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Sterling Heights, Michigan is the 4th largest city in Michigan based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 3640.92 people/mi² (1405.76 people/km²), with a household density of 548.57 people/km² (1420.81 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 41.1 years, 39 years for males, and 43 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.9 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 51,757 households in the city, with an average size of 2.63 people per household. The vacancy rate was 3.9%, with a median rent of $917/month. The median house has 5.8 rooms, and has a value of $154,000.

The median income for households in Sterling Heights, Michigan is $60,492, while the mean household income is $73,372. The per capita income is $28,250, and 10.2% of families and 12.6% of individuals are below the federal poverty line. 20% of those under 18 are in poverty, and 8.2% of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017132,6312970.22%
2016132,3344590.35%
2015131,875-44-0.03%
2014131,9196100.46%
2013131,3097890.60%
2012130,5205730.44%
2011129,9472430.19%
2010129,7045,2334.20%
2000124,4716,6615.65%
1990117,8108,8118.08%
1980108,99947,63477.62%
197061,36556,3651127.30%
19605,0004,6001150.00%
19404000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White111,598
Asian9,191
Black or African American7,122
Two or More Races3,010
Some Other Race494
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander135
American Indian and Alaska Native124

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Sterling Heights Mi Population Pyramid 2018

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Sterling Heights Mi Median Age

41.1


Total

39


Male

43


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 106,105 adults in Sterling Heights Mi.

Sterling Heights Mi Age Dependency

58.8

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Sterling Heights Mi Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.8
Houses Without Mortgage
13,141
Houses With Mortgage
22,411
Vacancy Rate
3.9
Median Rent
917
Median Home Value
154,000
Renter-Occupied Units
14,202
Owner-Occupied Units
35,552
Total Housing Units
51,757

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Sterling Heights Mi for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 4.1% and the labor force participation rate is 62.6%.

Sterling Heights Mi Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.63
Average Family Size
3.24
Total Households
49754
Married Couple Households
26682
Male Householder (no wife) Families
2739
Female Householder (no husband) Families
4947
Non Family Households
15386
Total Families
34368
Households With Own Children
13211
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
4
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.2

Sterling Heights Mi Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
2,431
$10,000 to $14,999
1,894
$15,000 to $24,999
4,816
$25,000 to $34,999
4,870
$35,000 to $49,999
6,658
$50,000 to $74,999
9,867
$75,000 to $99,999
7,136
$100,000 to $149,999
7,902
$150,000 to $199,999
2,637
Over $200,000
1,543

Sterling Heights Mi Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Sterling Heights Mi

Michigan

$60,492

$50,803

$73,372

$68,928

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Sterling Heights Mi Education Data

Sterling Heights Mi Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
6,2886.76%
9th to 12th Grade
5,9246.37%
High School Graduate
26,57828.58%
Some College
19,71921.20%
Associates Degree
8,8819.55%
Bachelors Degree
16,51117.76%
Graduate Degree
9,0929.78%