The City of Sterling Heights is the 4th largest city in Michigan with a population of 132,912 as of July 1, 2020. Sterling Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Sterling Heights is located at latitude 42.5803 and longitude -83.0302 in Macomb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sterling Heights encompass a land area of 36.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.29 sq. miles. Macomb County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 614 feet.
The City of Sterling Heights (GNIS ID: 1627126) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
|Total Population||132,912 (100%)|
|Population in Households||132,131 (99.4%)|
|Population in Families||111,773 (84.1%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||781 ( 0.6%)|
|Median Household Income||$67,707|
|Average Household Income||$85,574|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||12%|
|Per Capita Income||$32,773|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||53,575 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||37,641 (70.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||13,263 (24.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||2,671 ( 5.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$191,411|
|Average Home Value||$208,400|
|Housing Affordability Index3||169|
|Average Household Size||2.6|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.64%|
|Per Capita Income||1.85%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.41%|
The table below compares Sterling Heights to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 4||100th|
|Population Density||# 46||93rd|
|Median Household Income||# 110||84th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 118||17th|
|Per Capita Income||# 173||75th|
|Diversity Index||# 95||86th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.