Sterling, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 503 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.6%
 
Males: 220  (43.8%)
Females: 283  (56.2%)
Median resident age:

45.1 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 48659.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,513 (it was $34,583 in 2000)
Sterling:

$42,513
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,503 (it was $14,181 in 2000)

Sterling village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $83,567 (it was $59,200 in 2000)
Sterling:

$83,567
MI:

$155,700

Median gross rent in 2017: $653.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sterling: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.9%
(17.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Sterling, MI (2010)
    • 50695.5%White alone
    • 101.9%Two or more races
    • 91.7%Hispanic
    • 50.9%American Indian alone

Races in Sterling detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Sterling, Michigan as of October 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sterling is 44 to 1.


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Ancestries: Polish (25.4%), German (16.2%), American (9.8%), English (7.5%), French (4.0%), Irish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 759 feet

Land area: 1.00 square miles.

Population density: 502 people per square mile   (low).

Sterling, Michigan map

6 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.0%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,528 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,412 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Saginaw, MI (42.4 miles , pop. 61,799).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (122.8 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (239.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Standish, MI (2.1 miles ),
Omer, MI (2.9 miles ),
Skidway Lake, MI (3.3 miles ),
Prescott, MI (3.5 miles ),
Twining, MI (3.5 miles),
Pinconning, MI (3.5 miles ),
Turner, MI (3.7 miles),
Au Gres, MI (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 44.03 N, Longitude: 84.02 W

Area code: 989

Distribution of median household income in Sterling, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sterling, MI in 2017
Sterling satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

8.7%
Michigan:

4.4%
Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+2.1%).
Most common industries in Sterling, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.7%)
  • Construction (11.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.6%)
  • Social assistance (5.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
  • Educational services (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (20.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (9.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.1%)
  • Machinery (6.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.5%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (27.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (15.3%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Personal & laundry services (8.2%)
  • Social assistance (7.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Sterling, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.2%)
  • Personal appearance workers (8.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4.7%)

Average climate in Sterling, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sterling-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Michigan state average. It is 23% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/30/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.0 miles away from the Sterling village center injured 10 people.

On 3/30/1976, a category F3 tornado 17.1 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sterling-area historical earthquake activity is near Michigan state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 254.4 miles away from Sterling center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 222.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 217.7 miles away from Sterling center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 242.4 miles away from Sterling center
On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.3 miles away from Sterling center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 403.1 miles away from Sterling center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Arenac County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sterling topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Sterling:

  • MEDILODGE OF STERLING, L L C (500 SCHOOL RD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Sterling:

  • SAINT MARY'S STANDISH COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; STANDISH, MI)
  • QUALITY HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; STANDISH, MI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sterling:

  • Northwood University-Michigan (about 31 miles; Midland, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,763)
  • Delta College (about 33 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 7,480)
  • Saginaw Valley State University (about 34 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 9,021)
  • Mid Michigan Community College (about 38 miles; Harrison, MI; FT enrollment: 3,653)
  • Central Michigan University (about 49 miles; Mount Pleasant, MI; FT enrollment: 22,758)
  • University of Michigan-Flint (about 73 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 6,284)
  • Kettering University (about 73 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 2,044)

Public elementary/middle school in Sterling:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sterling: Sterling Station (A), Sterling Area Fire Department (B), Deep River Township Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sterling include: Sterling Wesleyan Church (A), Sterling United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Arenac County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sterling and their reported violations in the past:

WHITES CANOE LIVERY WELL (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
WHITES CANOE LIVERY (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (AUG-22-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-15-2008), St Unresolved (SEP-15-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MISS MICHELLE'S (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
RIFLE RIVER CANOE (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
IVAS CHICKEN DINNERS (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
RIFLE RIVER CAMP/CAN (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sterling that have no violations reported:

  • STERLING AREA DENTAL CLINIC (Population served: 70, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RIVER VIEW CMPGRD & CANOE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OGEMAW CLINIC (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.5 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

72.4%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

8.6%
Whole state:

6.4%


No gay or lesbian households reported

73 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
70 people in nursing homes in 2000
12 people in other group homes in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Sterling:

Marital status in Sterling, MI
  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 12.8%
  • Divorced: 17.7%

For population 25 years and over in Sterling:

  • High school or higher: 90.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Sterling
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sterling, MI (based on Arenac County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,5204
Evangelical Protestant1,67720
Mainline Protestant1,1169
Other1692
None8,417-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Arenac County:

3.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Here:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Arenac County:

5.44 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Arenac County:

9.67 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Arenac County:

10.1%
State:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Arenac County:

29.7%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Arenac County:

18.3%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Sterling:

50.8%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.0%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Sterling:

29.0
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Sterling:

19.0%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sterling:

12.4%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.6%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

55.6%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.2%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sterling, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 1$4,384$52,6081$277
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$890
Sewerage 0$0 1$350
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$420
Financial Administration 0$0 1$500
Totals for Government 1$4,384$52,60812$2,437

Sterling government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $87,000 ($172.96)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($45.73)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($33.80)
    Central Staff Services: $16,000 ($31.81)
    Financial Administration: $15,000 ($29.82)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($7.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($1.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $8,000 ($15.90)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($3.98)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $60,000 ($119.28)

Sterling government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $47,000 ($93.44)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $22,000 ($43.74)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($11.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $68,000 ($135.19)
    General Local Government Support: $37,000 ($73.56)
  • Tax - Property: $82,000 ($163.02)

Sterling government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $904,000 ($1797.22)

5.73% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,695 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
Michigan average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Bay County, MI  1.33% ($29,617 average AGI)
from Ogemaw County, MI  0.61% ($21,405)
from Iosco County, MI  0.56% ($56,500)


6.01% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,082 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
Michigan average:

5.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bay County, MI  1.56% ($31,632 average AGI)
to Iosco County, MI  0.61% ($27,730)
to Saginaw County, MI  0.53% ($35,875)

Businesses in Sterling, MI

  • Forever 21: 1
  • U-Haul: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Sterling:

  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSGW (790 AM; 5 kW; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: NM LICENSING LLC)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WMAX (1440 AM; 5 kW; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: AM MEDIA SERVICES, L.L.C.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WKAR (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sterling:

  • WWCM (96.9 FM; STANDISH, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WSAG (104.1 FM; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: BLUE MOOSE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKQZ (93.3 FM; MIDLAND, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYLZ (100.9 FM; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHNN (96.1 FM; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W220BR (91.9 FM; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WCEN-FM (94.5 FM; HEMLOCK, MI; Owner: NM LICENSING LLC)
  • WUPS (98.5 FM; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: COLTRACE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUGN (99.7 FM; MIDLAND, MI; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC)
  • WIOG (102.5 FM; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEJC (88.3 FM; WHITE STAR, MI; Owner: SUPERIOR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WGDN-FM (103.1 FM; GLADWIN, MI; Owner: APPLE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMRX-FM (97.7 FM; BEAVERTON, MI; Owner: STEEL BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WBMI (105.5 FM; WEST BRANCH, MI; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO NETWORK CORPORATION)
  • WPRJ (101.7 FM; COLEMAN, MI; Owner: COME TOGETHER MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WHST (106.1 FM; TAWAS CITY, MI; Owner: NORTHERN CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sterling:

  • W15BP (Channel 15; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WUHO-LP (Channel 57; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WNEM-TV (Channel 5; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W58CW (Channel 58; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • W61CS (Channel 61; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Sterling fatal accident list:

Jul 16, 1977 02:22 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 10, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 82ft / 24.9mTotal length
  • $562,000Total costs
  • 71,056Total average daily traffic
  • 7,714Total average daily truck traffic
  • 54,839Total future (year 1977) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sterling, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11930-1939
  • 71960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sterling, MI

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Sterling)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Standish 1670 Able Rd (Lat: 44.035583 Lon: -84.008611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91 m, Overall height: 101 m, Call Sign: WPQG919,
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.487 MHz, Grant Date: 06/15/1998, Expiration Date: 06/15/2008, Cancellation Date: 02/05/2005, Certifier: Ronald P Beadles, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 500 West Dove Road, Southlake, TX 76092, Phone: (682) 831-3671, Fax: (682) 831-3673, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Bear Creek Rd (Lat: 44.077250 Lon: -84.084444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 133 m, Overall height: 141 m, Call Sign: WPQD466,
    Assigned Frequencies: 851.012 MHz, 851.487 MHz, 851.962 MHz, 852.437 MHz, 853.387 MHz, 853.875 MHz, 852.125 MHz, Grant Date: 03/17/2015, Expiration Date: 06/01/2025, Certifier: Harry Warner, Registrant: State Of Michigan, 7150 Harris Drive, Dimondale, MI 48821, Phone: (517) 284-4086, Fax: (517) 284-4066, Email:
  • Bear Creek Rd (Lat: 44.077222 Lon: -84.084444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 133.2 m, Overall height: 140.8 m, Call Sign: WQHU370,
    Assigned Frequencies: 853.875 MHz, 868.875 MHz, Grant Date: 08/06/2013, Expiration Date: 02/02/2014, Cancellation Date: 06/07/2014, Certifier: Alexander Nowakowski Jr, Registrant: State Of Michigan, 4000 Collins Rd, Lansing, MI 48909-8131, Phone: (517) 336-2634, Fax: (517) 336-6222, Email:
  • Bear Creek Rd (Lat: 44.077222 Lon: -84.084444), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 133.2 m, Overall height: 140.8 m, Call Sign: WQPQ354,
    Assigned Frequencies: 867.125 MHz, 852.125 MHz, Grant Date: 12/27/2013, Expiration Date: 06/25/2014, Cancellation Date: 02/28/2014, Certifier: Catherine E Henning, Registrant: State Of Michigan, 4000 Collins Rd, Lansing, MI 48909-8131, Phone: (517) 336-2634, Fax: (517) 336-6222, Email:
  • .3 Miles Nne Of Int Of Dobler Rd & La Grant Rd (Lat: 44.154722 Lon: -83.980556), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WQQH297,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.175 MHz, Grant Date: 12/11/2012, Expiration Date: 12/11/2022, Certifier: Rory Edwards, Registrant: Cobra Oil & Gas Corporation, 2201 Kell Boulevard, Wichita Falls, TX 76308, Phone: (940) 716-5100, Email:
  • Lat: 44.033694 Lon: -84.023667, Call Sign: WRAK234, Licensee ID: L01745293,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.570 MHz, Grant Date: 12/11/2017, Expiration Date: 12/11/2027, Certifier: James A Deckart Ii, Registrant: Pro-Scape Landscaping & Maintenance, 424 Saginaw St, Sterling, MI 48659, Phone: (989) 836-2150, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sterling)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2193B , Serial Number: 6620, Year manufactured: 1949, Airworthiness Date: 08/12/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 08/26/1987
    Registrant (Individual): William F Server, 2831 S School Rd, Sterling, MI 48659
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172D (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2907U , Serial Number: 17250507, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 07/16/1963, Certificate Issue Date: 09/10/1986
    Registrant (Individual): William F Server, 2831 Lincoln, Sterling, MI 48659
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 7KCAB (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-320 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5066X , Serial Number: 149, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 12/11/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 05/13/2009
    Registrant (Individual): William F Server, 2831 S School Rd, Sterling, MI 48659
  • Aircraft: QUICKSILVER SPORT II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582DCDI-99 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 735LN , Serial Number: 370, Year manufactured: 1994, Airworthiness Date: 02/04/2009, Certificate Issue Date: 12/23/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Timothy J Steward, 4980 Kocot Rd, Sterling, MI 48659
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7884E , Serial Number: 17684, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 12/02/1959, Certificate Issue Date: 11/01/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Timothy J Steward, 4980 Kocot Rd, Sterling, MI 48659

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 27. The highest number of fire incidents - 43 took place in 2006, and the least - 6 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Sterling, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (47.9%), and Structure Fires (29.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sterling, MI
    • 22147.9%Outside Fires
    • 13529.3%Structure Fires
    • 8518.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 204.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sterling, MI
Most common first names in Sterling, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2975.1 years
William2579.1 years
Mary2179.5 years
Joseph1681.2 years
Walter1273.4 years
James980.9 years
George977.8 years
Michael973.1 years
Harold973.6 years
Helen984.8 years
Most common last names in Sterling, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Daniels1481.5 years
Bergeron872.0 years
Baker878.6 years
Frank871.7 years
Mann880.4 years
Johnson778.0 years
Decker784.4 years
Donahue777.1 years
Southworth771.2 years
Berry670.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sterling, MI
  • 85.0%Utility gas
  • 8.2%Wood
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Electricity
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sterling, MI
  • 93.1%Utility gas
  • 5.2%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Sterling compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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