Sterling Heights, MI 48314 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 48314: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Sterling Heights, MI 48314

Acceptable Alternative
Sterling Hts, MI 48314

Not Acceptable, USPS
St Heights, MI 48314

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 699
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,719
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 805
  • County: Macomb County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.604, Longitude -83.056
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Sterling Heights, MI 48314 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,839
Population in Households 20,815
Population in Familes 17,327
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 2,665
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 8,105
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 5,366
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,668 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,079 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,026 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 563 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $214,935
Average Home Value $240,504


Median Household Income $62,082
Average Household Income $82,481
Per Capita Income $32,112
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.42% 0.6%
Households 0.36% 0.56%
Families 0.19% 0.45%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Sterling Heights, MI 48314 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 48314 to the other 987 ZIP Codes in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 182 82nd
Population Density1 # 120 88th
Diversity Index2 # 166 83rd
Median Household Income # 152 85th
Per Capita Income # 143 86th

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