Sterling Heights, Michigan Population 2019

Sterling Heights Mi Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sterling Heights Mi was:

  • White: 84.17%
  • Asian: 7.09%
  • Black or African American: 5.44%
  • Two or more races: 2.23%
  • Other race: 0.80%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018132,9642330.18%
2017132,7312030.15%
2016132,5284770.36%
2015132,051-97-0.07%
2014132,1486200.47%
2013131,5288570.66%
2012130,6716400.49%
2011130,0313220.25%
2010129,7095,2380.41%
2000124,4716,6610.55%
1990117,8108,8110.78%
1980108,99947,6345.91%
197061,36556,36528.50%
19605,0004,60013.46%
19404000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White111,101
Asian9,361
Black or African American7,182
Two or More Races2,946
Some Other Race1,056
American Indian and Alaska Native233
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander117

Sterling Heights Mi Population Pyramid 2019

Sterling Heights Mi Median Age

41


Total

38.6


Male

43.2


Female

Sterling Heights Mi Adults

There are 105,542 adults, (23,038 of whom are seniors) in Sterling Heights Mi.

Sterling Heights Mi Age Dependency

60

Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Sterling Heights Mi Sex Ratio

Female

66,677

50.51%

Male

65,319

49.49%

Sterling Heights Mi Households and Families

Sterling Heights Mi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sterling Heights Mi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.8%18.2%
All71.5%28.5%
Male70.3%29.7%
Female63.4%36.6%
Non Family56.4%43.6%

71.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All49,8382.6371.5
Married26,8643.3281.8
Non Family15,3671.1756.4
Female5,0423.1163.4
Male2,5653.2370.3

3.24

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sterling Heights Mi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,5096.97%
9th to 12th Grade6,2936.74%
High School Graduate26,22128.09%
Some College19,43420.82%
Associates Degree8,6469.26%
Bachelors Degree17,34518.58%
Graduate Degree8,9089.54%

Sterling Heights Mi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White78,96167,96220,289
Asian6,6145,8163,660
Black4,4604,0831,300
Hispanic2,0241,625532
Multiple Races1,135940284
Other Race580491195
Native American1565315
Islander117117117

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,018$48,519$31,067
Less Than High School$21,022$25,310$14,134
High School Grad$29,385$35,991$23,413
Some College$39,210$50,879$30,731
Bachelors Degree$52,173$61,330$43,238
Graduate Degree$74,061$79,175$65,951

$39,018

Average Earnings

$48,519

Average Male

$31,067

Average Female

Sterling Heights Mi Language

Sterling Heights Mi Language by Age

Sterling Heights Mi Language

65.96% of Sterling Heights Mi residents speak only English, while 34.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other, which is spoken by 18.03% of the population.

Sterling Heights Mi Poverty

Sterling Heights Mi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White107,83713,32112.35%
Asian9,3509169.80%
Black7,13385912.04%
Multiple2,94538413.04%
Hispanic3,7673348.87%
Native2339440.34%
Other1,053323.04%

12.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.03%

Male Poverty Rate

13.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sterling Heights Mi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sterling Heights Mi is Native, with 40.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sterling Heights Mi is Other, with 3.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.14%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.21%
High School9.75%
Some College7.93%
Bachelors or Greater6.85%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed24.30%
Female Unemployed22.75%
Female Employed6.50%
Male Employed5.58%

Sterling Heights Mi Income

Sterling Heights Mi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$62,344$75,727
Families$72,322$85,898
Married Families$79,598$94,077
Non Families$40,764$50,661

Sterling Heights Mi Marital Status

Sterling Heights Mi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.3%

Male Marriage Rate

52.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Sterling Heights Mi Married by Age and Sex

Sterling Heights Mi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Sterling Heights Mi Marital Status by Race

Sterling Heights Mi Veterans

6,978

Number of Veterans

6,659

Male Veterans

319

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,509
First Gulf War1,026
Second Gulf War942
Korea864
World War II451

Sterling Heights Mi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White6,3897.09%
Black3737.02%
Hispanic1244.93%
Other789.96%
Asian710.97%
2 or More583.65%
Indian94.52%

Sterling Heights Mi Veterans by Education

6.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sterling Heights Mi Employment Status

61.8%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Sterling Heights Mi Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

63.71%

Born in Michigan

72.67%

Native Born

27.33%

Foreign Born

10.28%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

72.67% of Sterling Heights Mi residents were born in the United States, with 63.71% having been born in Michigan. 10.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.