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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 132,567 people and 31 constituent neighborhoods, Sterling Heights is the fourth largest community in Michigan.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Sterling Heights telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.23% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The overall education level of Sterling Heights citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.99% of adults in Sterling Heights have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Sterling Heights in 2018 was $33,395, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $133,580 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 (28.15%).

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