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Sterling Heights, MI (Michigan) Houses and Residents

Sterling Heights,MI index of house prices

Total population: 131,741 (Urban population: 124,471, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 50,131 (48,904 occupied: 35,718 owner occupied, 13,186 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

27%
State:

30%

Housing density: 1,368 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $154,335.

Median contract rent in 2016: $585 (lower quartile is $510, upper quartile is $711)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,281


Median gross rent in Sterling Heights, MI in 2016: $644

Housing units in Sterling Heights with a mortgage: 22,761 (275 second mortgage, 2,668 home equity loan, 246 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,957

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $80,644

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $51,315

Median monthly housing costs: $995


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Sterling Heights, Michigan Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $173,400 (it was $157,800 in 2000)
Sterling Heights:

$173,400
Michigan:

$147,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $142,500 - $220,700

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $185,123
Here:

$185,123
State:

$192,201

Townhouses or other attached units: $220,690
Here:

$220,690
State:

$161,083

In 2-unit structures: $209,882
Here:

$209,882
State:

$125,779

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $65,794
Here:

$65,794
State:

$144,186

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $135,982
Here:

$135,982
State:

$147,281

Mobile homes: $52,516
Here:

$52,516
State:

$51,900
Median year house/condo built: 1976

Median year apartment built: 1977

Household type by relationship:

Households: 132,442
  • In family households: 114,785 (20,186 male householders, 14,323 female householders)
    26,356 spouses, 41,158 children (39,159 natural, 893 adopted, 1,106 stepchildren), 2,994 grandchildren, 3,031 brothers or sisters, 3,217 parents, 2,299 other relatives, 1,221 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 16,640 (6,651 male householders (5,386 living alone)), 7,744 female householders (7,265 living alone)), 2,245 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,017

Size of family households: 14,202 2-persons, 7,678 3-persons, 6,869 4-persons, 3,818 5-persons, 1,181 6-persons, 761 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 12,651 1-person, 1,431 2-persons, 279 3-persons, 34 4-persons.

20,207 married couples with children.
5,003 single-parent households (1,219 men, 3,784 women).

65.7% of residents of Sterling Heights speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
10.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
4.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
18.2% of residents speak other language at home (44% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 35,008 (26.4%)
(62.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.0
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sterling Heights, Michigan:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 4691 bedroom
  • 4,9612 bedrooms
  • 21,0223 bedrooms
  • 8,1404 bedrooms
  • 1,1265+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Sterling Heights population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sterling Heights, Michigan:

  • 529no bedroom
  • 3,7071 bedroom
  • 5,4722 bedrooms
  • 2,9923 bedrooms
  • 4864 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Sterling Heights population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Sterling Heights in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 982no vehicle
  • 9,4121 vehicle
  • 16,5172 vehicles
  • 5,4533 vehicles
  • 2,4134 vehicles
  • 9415+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Sterling Heights population

Cars and other vehicles available in Sterling Heights in renter-occupied apartments

  • 1,090no vehicle
  • 7,0861 vehicle
  • 3,6062 vehicles
  • 1,2013 vehicles
  • 1634 vehicles
  • 405+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Sterling Heights population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sterling Heights, Michigan:

  • 01 room
  • 382 rooms
  • 3643 rooms
  • 2,2964 rooms
  • 6,2025 rooms
  • 11,9126 rooms
  • 6,3907 rooms
  • 4,5418 rooms
  • 3,9759+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Sterling Heights population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sterling Heights, Michigan:

  • 5291 room
  • 4862 rooms
  • 3,2123 rooms
  • 4,4054 rooms
  • 2,0255 rooms
  • 1,3956 rooms
  • 4177 rooms
  • 3208 rooms
  • 3979+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Sterling Heights population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Sterling Heights, MI household income distribution

  • Sterling Heights, MI household income distribution
  • 2,263Less than $10,000
  • 1,508$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,697$15,000 to $19,999
  • 2,872$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,723$25,000 to $29,999
  • 3,023$30,000 to $34,999
  • 2,872$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2,242$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,356$45,000 to $49,999
  • 3,933$50,000 to $59,999
  • 5,915$60,000 to $74,999
  • 6,930$75,000 to $99,999
  • 4,902$100,000 to $124,999
  • 3,758$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,497$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,413$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Sterling Heights, MI

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Sterling Heights, MI
  • 1,024Less than $10,000
  • 218$10,000 to $14,999
  • 174$15,000 to $19,999
  • 183$20,000 to $24,999
  • 43$25,000 to $29,999
  • 41$30,000 to $34,999
  • 37$35,000 to $39,999
  • 38$40,000 to $49,999
  • 96$50,000 to $59,999
  • 121$60,000 to $69,999
  • 335$70,000 to $79,999
  • 388$80,000 to $89,999
  • 540$90,000 to $99,999
  • 2,690$100,000 to $124,999
  • 4,284$125,000 to $149,999
  • 8,155$150,000 to $174,999
  • 6,145$175,000 to $199,999
  • 5,507$200,000 to $249,999
  • 3,275$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,617$300,000 to $399,999
  • 555$400,000 to $499,999
  • 188$500,000 to $749,999
  • 64$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Sterling Heights, MI

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Sterling Heights, MI
  • 39$100 to $149
  • 160$150 to $199
  • 45$250 to $299
  • 169$300 to $349
  • 33$350 to $399
  • 148$400 to $449
  • 380$450 to $499
  • 199$500 to $549
  • 177$550 to $599
  • 973$600 to $649
  • 1,351$650 to $699
  • 886$700 to $749
  • 1,302$750 to $799
  • 2,001$800 to $899
  • 1,209$900 to $999
  • 1,895$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,154$1,250 to $1,499
  • 486$1,500 to $1,999
  • 34$2,000 to $2,499
  • 87$2,500 to $2,999
  • 37$3,000 to $3,499
  • 421No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 10,3882010 or later
  • 12,0472000 to 2009
  • 6,8091990 to 1999
  • 4,2411980 to 1989
  • 3,9361970 to 1979
  • 4,589Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Sterling Heights population
Sterling Heights commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 774
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3,909
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 9,430
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 10,072
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 9,473
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 4,431
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 9,762
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 2,090
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 3,082
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 4,795
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 2,289
  • 90 or more minutes: 510
Sterling Heights, MI Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 52.1%
Number of people working at home: 1,344 (2.1% of all workers)

Sterling Heights mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 51,856 (87%)
  • Carpooled: 4,724 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 449 (1%)
  • Taxi: 250 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 110 (0%)
  • Walked: 683 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,344 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 13,380
 Polish: 8,071
 Italian: 4,566
 German: 4,441
 Albanian: 3,948
 Iraqi: 2,937
 American: 2,685
 Arab: 1,898
 Irish: 1,601
 English: 1,459
 Lebanese: 1,147
 Romanian: 1,092
 French Canadian: 915
 European: 907
 Ukrainian: 694
 Yugoslavian: 598
 Macedonian: 570
 Scottish: 565
 Greek: 510
 French (except Basque): 472
 Egyptian: 414
 Serbian: 370
 Belgian: 318
 Scotch-Irish: 309
 Russian: 263
 Canadian: 242
 Dutch: 211
 Croatian: 195
 Armenian: 195
 Hungarian: 194
 Finnish: 163
 Syrian: 160
 Nigerian: 149
 Slovak: 133
 African: 127
 Swedish: 120
 German Russian: 110
 British: 108
 Norwegian: 96
 Palestinian: 92
 Eastern European: 77
 Jordanian: 74
 Maltese: 65
 Scandinavian: 57
 Bulgarian: 52
 Austrian: 44
 Czechoslovakian: 42
 Danish: 35
 Welsh: 27
 Swiss: 21
 Iranian: 20
 Lithuanian: 20
 Turkish: 20
 Portuguese: 18
 Czech: 18
 Cajun: 11
 Slovene: 9
 Slavic: 7
 Latvian: 6
 Jamaican: 2

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 44%Iraq
  • 8%India
  • 5%Albania
  • 4%Poland
  • 3%Philippines
  • 3%Other Eastern Europe
  • 2%Romania

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 84,720
  • Other state: 11,163
  • Northeast: 2,871
  • Midwest: 3,608
  • South: 3,774
  • West: 910

87% of Sterling Heights residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Michigan.

Sterling Heights:

87.0%
State average:

85.2%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,353
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 76
  • 5th and 6th grade: 847
  • 7th and 8th grade: 562
  • 9th grade: 1,095
  • 10th grade: 492
  • 11th grade: 553
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 865
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 11,776
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,722
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 6,321
  • Associate degree: 4,841
  • Bachelor's degree: 8,479
  • Master's degree: 3,336
  • Professional school degree: 425
  • Doctorate degree: 390

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,841
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 221
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,038
  • 7th and 8th grade: 720
  • 9th grade: 433
  • 10th grade: 437
  • 11th grade: 551
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 685
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 14,572
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,435
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 6,214
  • Associate degree: 4,885
  • Bachelor's degree: 10,452
  • Master's degree: 2,872
  • Professional school degree: 510
  • Doctorate degree: 206

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 1.8%Males
  • 3.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 7.6%Males
  • 5.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 2.7%Males
  • 1.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 4.0%Males
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 10.5%Males
  • 2.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 9.8%Males
  • 3.0%Females
Sterling Heights marital status for males
Sterling Heights marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 33,670
  • One, attached: 5,649
  • Two: 101
  • 3 or 4: 1,217
  • 5 to 9: 4,301
  • 10 to 19: 886
  • 20 to 49: 934
  • 50 or more: 1,596
  • Mobile homes: 1,777

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 0.3%

House/condo owner moved in on average 14 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Sterling Heights:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sterling Heights
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (95.7%)
  • Electricity (3.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.3%)
  • Wood (0.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (83.2%)
  • Electricity (14.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 669
Here:

5.6%
Michigan:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 768
Here:

10.4%
Michigan:

9.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,054
Here:

11.5%
Michigan:

13.8%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)