Sterling, MI 48659 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 48659: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Sterling, MI 48659

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Arenac County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.064, Longitude -84.025
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 48659 has segments in 2 Counties (Arenac, Bay).

  • Businesses Addresses: 40
  • PO Box Addresses: 99
  • Residential Addresses: 1,063
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,063

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Sterling, MI 48659 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,818
Daytime Population: Workers 568
Daytime Population: Residents 1,661
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,229
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 2,765
Population in Familes 2,309
Population in Group Qrtrs 53
Population Density2 37
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $44,969
Average Household Income $56,387
Per Capita Income $21,527


Total Housing Units 1,352 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 891 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 170 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 291 (21.5%)
Median Home Value $95,112
Average Home Value $148,457


Total Households 1,061
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 768
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.25% -0.37%
Households -0.31% -0.36%
Families -0.46% -0.45%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Sterling, MI 48659 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 48659 to the other 984 ZIP Codes in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 609 38th
Population Density # 773 22nd
Diversity Index # 766 21st
Median Household Income # 627 36th
Per Capita Income # 770 22nd

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