Sterling, Michigan Population 2020

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Sterling is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 497, it is the 436th largest city in Michigan and the 13335th largest city in the United States. Sterling is currently declining at a rate of -0.40% annually and its population has decreased by -6.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 530 in 2010. Sterling reached it's highest population of 528 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Sterling has a population density of 509 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sterling is $50,724 with a poverty rate of 21.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $677 per month, and the median house value is $67,300. The median age in Sterling is 39.9 years, 35.5 years for males, and 45.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.8 males.

Sterling Demographics

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

  • White: 93.68%
  • Two or more races: 3.72%
  • Other race: 1.49%
  • Native American: 1.12%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sterling, Michigan is 497, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 501.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 530.

Sterling, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White50493.68%
Two or More Races203.72%
Some Other Race81.49%
American Indian and Alaska Native61.12%
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Sterling Population by Race

Sterling Population Pyramid 2020

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Sterling Median Age

39.9


Total

35.5


Male

45.5


Female

Sterling Adults

There are 410 adults, (122 of whom are seniors) in Sterling.

Sterling Age Dependency

86.8

Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Sterling Sex Ratio

Female

288

53.53%

Male

250

46.47%

Sterling Population by Age

Sterling Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sterling Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married73.6%26.4%
All64.3%35.7%
Non Family58%42%
Female42.9%57.1%

64.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sterling Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1822.5764.3
Married912.8673.6
Non Family501.558
Female353.442.9
Male62.33100

2.92

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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Sterling Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade174.67%
9th to 12th Grade236.32%
High School Graduate15642.86%
Some College9425.82%
Associates Degree4412.09%
Bachelors Degree143.85%
Graduate Degree164.40%
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Sterling Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sterling Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White34831130
Multiple Races1111
Hispanic52
Native American22

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 8.62%.

Sterling Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,063$31,528$26,111
Less Than High School$31,458$31,250$
High School Grad$26,705$27,083$22,500
Some College$27,143$43,125$26,071
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$118,750$$

$29,063

Average Earnings

$31,528

Average Male

$26,111

Average Female

Sterling Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sterling Language by Age

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Sterling Language

99.00% of Sterling residents speak only English, while 1.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.00% of the population.

Sterling Language

Sterling Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4297918.41%
Hispanic221881.82%
Multiple1313100.00%
Other8450.00%

21.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.43%

Male Poverty Rate

22.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sterling

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sterling is Multiple, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sterling is White, with 18.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.26%.

Sterling Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.50%
Some College18.55%
High School11.21%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Sterling Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed58.33%
Female Employed19.00%
Male Employed12.24%
Female Unemployed11.11%

Sterling Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sterling Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,750$50,724
Families$40,714$53,009
Married Families$48,393-
Non Families$31,667$40,834
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Income by Household Type

Sterling Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.4%

Male Marriage Rate

37.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Sterling Married by Age and Sex

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Sterling Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Sterling Marital Status by Race

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Sterling Marital Status

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26

Number of Veterans

24

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

War Veterans
World War II9
First Gulf War9
Vietnam4
Second Gulf War4
Korea

Sterling Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+10
35 to 546
65 to 744
55 to 643
18 to 343

Sterling Veterans by Age

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Sterling Veterans by Race

Sterling Veterans by Education

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5.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sterling Veterans by Education

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51.9%

Labor Force Participation

46.9%

Employment Rate

9.6%

Unemployment Rate

Sterling Employment by Age

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Sterling Employment by Race

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Sterling Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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85.69%

Born in Michigan

99.44%

Native Born

0.56%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.44% of Sterling residents were born in the United States, with 85.69% having been born in Michigan. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Sterling Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020497-2-0.40%
2019499-2-0.40%
2018501-1-0.20%
2017502-4-0.79%
2016506-6-1.17%
2015512-1-0.19%
2014513-3-0.58%
2013516-3-0.58%
2012519-3-0.57%
2011522-6-1.14%
20105280.00%

Sterling Population by Year