Sterling Heights, MI

Census Place

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2020 Population
132,296
0.136% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
40.7
0.246% 1-year increase
2018 Poverty Rate
11.2%
7.27% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$66,346
2.33% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$198,300
5.7% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Sterling Heights, MI had a population of 132k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $66,346. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Sterling Heights, MI declined from 132,476 to 132,296, a −0.136% decrease and its median household income grew from $64,833 to $66,346, a 2.33% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sterling Heights, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.61%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.79%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.07%), and White (Hispanic) (1.43%).

None of the households in Sterling Heights, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91.8% of the residents in Sterling Heights, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sterling Heights, MI are U.S. Truck Driver Training School (511 degrees awarded in 2020) and Paul Mitchell the School-Michigan (87 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Sterling Heights, MI was $198,300, and the homeownership rate was 74.4%.

Most people in Sterling Heights, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Sterling Heights, MI was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Sterling Heights, MI is home to a population of 132k people, from which 91.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 27.3% of Sterling Heights, MI residents were born outside of the country (36.1k people).

In 2020, there were 10.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (108k people) in Sterling Heights, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.1k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 7.67k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.8%
2020 Citizenship
90.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 91.8% of Sterling Heights, MI residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Sterling Heights, MI was 90.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sterling Heights, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    108k ± 1.61k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    10.1k ± 1.07k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.67k ± 986
2.52%
Hispanic Population
3.33k people

In 2020, there were 10.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (108k people) in Sterling Heights, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.1k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 7.67k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.52% of the people in Sterling Heights, MI are hispanic (3.33k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Sterling Heights, MI as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

27.3%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
36.1k people
27.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
35.9k people

As of 2020, 27.3% of Sterling Heights, MI residents (36.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sterling Heights, MI was 27.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,064 ± 231
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    779 ± 231
  3. Korea
    645 ± 144

Sterling Heights, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Sterling Heights, MI employs 65.3k people. The largest industries in Sterling Heights, MI are Manufacturing (14,468 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,576 people), and Retail Trade (9,186 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($76,574), Utilities ($70,815), and Manufacturing ($59,683).

Occupations

65.3k
2020 Value
± 1,989
0.714%
1 Year growth
± 4.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Sterling Heights, MI grew at a rate of 0.714%, from 64.9k employees to 65.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sterling Heights, MI, are Sales & Related Occupations (7,560 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,483 people), and Production Occupations (6,261 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sterling Heights, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

65.3k
2020 Value
± 1,989
0.714%
1 Year growth
± 4.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Sterling Heights, MI grew at a rate of 0.714%, from 64.9k employees to 65.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sterling Heights, MI, are Manufacturing (14,468 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,576 people), and Retail Trade (9,186 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sterling Heights, MI, though some of these residents may live in Sterling Heights, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,027
Median earning men ± $2,155
$30,148
Median earning women ± $1,730

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($72,276), Manufacturing ($65,614), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,489).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($51,019), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,143), and Manufacturing ($45,947).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Michigan.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $193B
  2. $56.5B
  3. $49.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $193B, followed by Machinery ($56.5B) and Mixed freight ($49.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Michigan products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$638B
2020 Value in Michigan
$1.16T
Projected 2050 Value in Michigan
81.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $638B. This is expected to increase 81.2% to $1.16T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $35.1B
  2. $34.4B
  3. $29.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $35.1B, followed by Texas with $34.4B and Indiana and $29.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Michigan shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Michigan over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Michigan have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Sterling Heights, MI awarded 598 degrees. The student population of Sterling Heights, MI in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 157 male students and 224 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sterling Heights, MI are Black or African American (361 and 60.4%), followed by White (184 and 30.8%), Two or More Races (23 and 3.85%), and Unknown (10 and 1.67%).

The largest universities in Sterling Heights, MI by number of degrees awarded are U.S. Truck Driver Training School (511 and 85.5%) and Paul Mitchell the School-Michigan (87 and 14.5%).

The most popular majors in Sterling Heights, MI are Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (511 and 85.5%), General Cosmetology (83 and 13.9%), and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (4 and 0.669%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.713% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.711% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.28M), Some college (1.97M), and Bachelors Degree (1.34M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Sterling Heights, MI was $198,300 in 2020, which is 0.863 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $187,600 to $198,300, a 5.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Sterling Heights, MI is 74.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Sterling Heights, MI have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sterling Heights, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sterling Heights, MI is $66,346. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Sterling Heights, MI was Census Tract 2325 with a value of $97,978, followed by Census Tract 2307 and Census Tract 2302, with respective values of $89,063 and $88,655.

Property

$198,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,989
$37,565
Median Property Taxes
±$1,216

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sterling Heights, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Sterling Heights, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

74.4%
Homeownership
2020
62.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 74.4% of the housing units in Sterling Heights, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2325
  2. Census Tract 2307
  3. Census Tract 2302

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sterling Heights, MI was Census Tract 2325 with a value of $97,978, followed by Census Tract 2307 and Census Tract 2302, with respective values of $89,063 and $88,655.

The following map shows all of the places in Sterling Heights, MI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$66,346
Median Household Income
± $1,903
50.5k
Number of Households
± 1,741

In 2020, the median household income of the 50.5k households in Sterling Heights, MI grew to $66,346 from the previous year's value of $64,833.

The following chart displays the households in Sterling Heights, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sterling Heights, MI is from Michigan.
0.471
2020 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.475
2019 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2020, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.801% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.91%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.14%)

In 2020, 83.1% of workers in Sterling Heights, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.91%) and those who worked at home (5.14%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sterling Heights, MI have a shorter commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.09% of the workforce in Sterling Heights, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Sterling Heights, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sterling Heights, MI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sterling Heights, MI (14.7k out of 132k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sterling Heights, MI is White, followed by Black and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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93.3% of the population of Sterling Heights, MI has health coverage, with 47.4% on employee plans, 19.8% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 0.397% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Michigan was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Macomb County, MI see 1869 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.809% increase from the previous year (1854 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1126 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 512 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Michigan, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,869 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Macomb County, MI

Primary care physicians in Macomb County, MI see an average of 1,869 patients per year. This represents a 0.809% increase from the previous year (1,854 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Macomb County, MI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Michigan across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.1% under 18 years, 22.5% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 17% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.72%
Uninsured
47.4%
Employer Coverage
19.8%
Medicaid
12.7%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
0.397%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sterling Heights, MI declined by 0.31% from 6.74% to 6.72%.

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