Sterling Heights, MI
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Sterling Heights profile

Living in Sterling Heights

Sterling Heights is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 134,346 people and 31 constituent neighborhoods, Sterling Heights is the fourth largest community in Michigan.

Sterling Heights real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Sterling Heights house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sterling Heights is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sterling Heights is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sterling Heights who work in sales jobs (11.57%), office and administrative support (11.45%), and management occupations (8.52%).

Also of interest is that Sterling Heights has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The education level of Sterling Heights citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.02% of adults in Sterling Heights have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Sterling Heights in 2018 was $31,335, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $125,340 for a family of four. However, Sterling Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sterling Heights is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sterling Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sterling Heights residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Sterling Heights include German, Polish, Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac, Italian, and Irish.

In addition, Sterling Heights has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (27.26%).

The most common language spoken in Sterling Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Other Indo-European.