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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: 47,547 (46,319 occupied: 34,457 owner occupied, 14,839 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

30%
State:

30%

Housing density: 1,298 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $98,551.

Median contract rent in 2015: $585 (lower quartile is $510, upper quartile is $711)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $1,278


Median gross rent in Sterling Heights, MI in 2015: $644

Housing units in Sterling Heights with a mortgage: 24,669 (1,375 second mortgage, 4,737 home equity loan, 88 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,603

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $78,333

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $59,685

Median monthly housing costs: $965


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Sterling Heights, Michigan Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $162,400 (it was $157,800 in 2000)
Sterling Heights:

$162,400
Michigan:

$137,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $128,600 - $207,300

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $173,443
Here:

$173,443
State:

$180,906

Townhouses or other attached units: $137,064
Here:

$137,064
State:

$159,351

In 2-unit structures: $119,181
Here:

$119,181
State:

$99,779

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $64,373
Here:

$64,373
State:

$124,845

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $85,689
Here:

$85,689
State:

$145,414

Mobile homes: $9,680
Here:

$9,680
State:

$50,337
Median year house/condo built: 1975

Median year apartment built: 1978

Household type by relationship:

Households: 123,274
  • In family households: 108,351 (28,008 male householders, 5,540 female householders)
    28,097 spouses, 40,253 children (38,087 natural, 864 adopted, 1,302 stepchildren), 1,211 grandchildren, 1,412 brothers or sisters, 1,463 parents, 1,382 other relatives, 985 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 14,923 (5,647 male householders (4,597 living alone)), 7,186 female householders (6,538 living alone)), 2,090 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,197 (671 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 12,929 2-persons, 7,627 3-persons, 7,631 4-persons, 3,496 5-persons, 1,359 6-persons, 506 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,135 1-person, 1,445 2-persons, 181 3-persons, 55 4-persons, 11 5-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons.

24,661 married couples with children.
3,761 single-parent households (836 men, 2,925 women).

76.9% of residents of Sterling Heights speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
12.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (58% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
7.1% of residents speak other language at home (56% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 21,146 (17.0%)
(52.8% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.1
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.7
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 178no bedroom
  • 5731 bedroom
  • 4,8692 bedrooms
  • 22,5843 bedrooms
  • 7,8914 bedrooms
  • 4795+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Sterling Heights population

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

  • 488no bedroom
  • 4,4151 bedroom
  • 3,8802 bedrooms
  • 8293 bedrooms
  • 1294 bedrooms
  • 45+ 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:

  • 1,222no vehicle
  • 8,0471 vehicle
  • 17,7502 vehicles
  • 6,5673 vehicles
  • 2,2644 vehicles
  • 7245+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Sterling Heights population

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

  • 1,341no vehicle
  • 5,2461 vehicle
  • 2,7712 vehicles
  • 3323 vehicles
  • 344 vehicles
  • 215+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Sterling Heights population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 171 room
  • 1722 rooms
  • 1,0553 rooms
  • 2,2234 rooms
  • 7,3635 rooms
  • 12,3666 rooms
  • 6,4277 rooms
  • 4,3508 rooms
  • 2,6019+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Sterling Heights population

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

  • 4691 room
  • 1,0872 rooms
  • 2,8283 rooms
  • 3,1144 rooms
  • 1,4885 rooms
  • 4946 rooms
  • 1467 rooms
  • 978 rooms
  • 229+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Sterling Heights population

Year house built

Median 2015 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
  • 2,157Less than $10,000
  • 1,795$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,820$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,929$20,000 to $24,999
  • 2,252$25,000 to $29,999
  • 2,221$30,000 to $34,999
  • 2,234$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,992$40,000 to $44,999
  • 2,271$45,000 to $49,999
  • 4,223$50,000 to $59,999
  • 6,550$60,000 to $74,999
  • 8,087$75,000 to $99,999
  • 4,868$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,109$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,321$150,000 to $199,999
  • 552$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Sterling Heights, MI

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Sterling Heights, MI
  • 1,046Less than $10,000
  • 176$10,000 to $14,999
  • 506$15,000 to $19,999
  • 225$20,000 to $24,999
  • 146$25,000 to $29,999
  • 132$30,000 to $34,999
  • 297$35,000 to $39,999
  • 342$40,000 to $49,999
  • 299$50,000 to $59,999
  • 209$60,000 to $69,999
  • 542$70,000 to $79,999
  • 560$80,000 to $89,999
  • 517$90,000 to $99,999
  • 2,750$100,000 to $124,999
  • 6,075$125,000 to $149,999
  • 6,878$150,000 to $174,999
  • 4,314$175,000 to $199,999
  • 5,665$200,000 to $249,999
  • 2,035$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,436$300,000 to $399,999
  • 208$400,000 to $499,999
  • 99$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Sterling Heights, MI

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Sterling Heights, MI
  • 91Less than $100
  • 221$150 to $199
  • 321$200 to $249
  • 159$250 to $299
  • 397$300 to $349
  • 106$450 to $499
  • 408$500 to $549
  • 531$550 to $599
  • 1,595$600 to $649
  • 1,511$650 to $699
  • 478$700 to $749
  • 1,042$750 to $799
  • 1,831$800 to $899
  • 1,358$900 to $999
  • 2,499$1,000 to $1,249
  • 865$1,250 to $1,499
  • 376$1,500 to $1,999
  • 82$2,000 to $2,499
  • 252$2,500 to $2,999
  • 296$3,000 to $3,499
  • 420No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 4,3871995 to March 2000
  • 3,9931990 to 1994
  • 1,9981985 to 1989
  • 2,2431980 to 1984
  • 1,9731975 to 1979
  • 1,9631970 to 1974
  • 1,4191965 to 1969
  • 3,170Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Sterling Heights population
Sterling Heights commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 877
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 4,961
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 7,731
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 9,486
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 11,384
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 5,000
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 9,912
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 2,046
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 2,607
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 5,023
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 2,405
  • 90 or more minutes: 810
Sterling Heights, MI Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 49.5%
Number of people working at home: 1,005 (1.6% of all workers)

Sterling Heights mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 57,460 (91%)
  • Carpooled: 3,951 (6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 190 (0%)
  • Taxi: 14 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 13 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 23 (0%)
  • Walked: 412 (1%)
  • Other means: 179 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,005 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Polish: 20,802
 German: 15,777
 Italian: 13,685
 Other groups: 10,270
 Irish: 6,228
 English: 5,520
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 5,305
 United States or American: 4,357
 Arab:: 4,039
 French (except Basque): 2,680
 Albanian: 2,248
 French Canadian: 1,807
 Scottish: 1,507
 Lebanese: 1,318
 Belgian: 1,219
 Scotch-Irish: 1,187
 Iraqi: 1,186
 Romanian: 1,073
 Greek: 979
 Ukrainian: 940
 Yugoslavian: 933
 Macedonian: 832
 Hungarian: 820
 Arab/Arabic: 720
 Dutch: 679
 Slovak: 678
 Finnish: 525
 Russian: 477
 Canadian: 443
 European: 428
 Swedish: 409
 Serbian: 359
 Maltese: 332
 Austrian: 327
 Croatian: 326
 Norwegian: 311
 Lithuanian: 278
 Armenian: 270
 British: 252
 Syrian: 239
 Jordanian: 226
 Egyptian: 221
 Welsh: 204
 Czech: 175
 Czechoslovakian: 152
 Danish: 123
 Subsaharan African:: 93
 Swiss: 76
 African: 74
 Slavic: 73
 Slovene: 71
 Palestinian: 68
 Brazilian: 65
 Other Arab: 61
 Iranian: 59
 Portuguese: 48
 Scandinavian: 34
 Latvian: 32
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 29
 Australian: 20
 Other Subsaharan African: 19
 Northern European: 16
 Icelander: 13
 West Indian: 11
 Afghan: 11
 Haitian: 10
 Eastern European: 9
 Bulgarian: 8
 Jamaican: 8
 Turkish: 6
 Cypriot: 5

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

  • 24%Iraq
  • 8%India
  • 7%Other Eastern Europe
  • 7%Italy
  • 7%Poland
  • 6%Yugoslavia
  • 5%Philippines

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

  • This state: 89,147
  • Northeast: 3,099
  • Midwest: 4,626
  • South: 4,202
  • West: 1,445

62% of Sterling Heights residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in Michigan.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 381
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 187
  • 5th and 6th grade: 516
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,026
  • 9th grade: 646
  • 10th grade: 922
  • 11th grade: 887
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,217
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 9,913
  • Less than 1 year of college: 3,316
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 6,996
  • Associate degree: 3,420
  • Bachelor's degree: 7,023
  • Master's degree: 2,876
  • Professional school degree: 533
  • Doctorate degree: 199

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 642
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 361
  • 5th and 6th grade: 831
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,424
  • 9th grade: 681
  • 10th grade: 1,323
  • 11th grade: 987
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,396
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 14,555
  • Less than 1 year of college: 3,803
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 5,623
  • Associate degree: 3,485
  • Bachelor's degree: 6,143
  • Master's degree: 1,987
  • Professional school degree: 403
  • Doctorate degree: 72

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.4%Males
  • 3.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 8.9%Males
  • 1.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 6.7%Males
  • 6.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 2.8%Males
  • 2.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 6.1%Males
  • 6.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 6.5%Males
  • 2.0%Females
Sterling Heights marital status for males
Sterling Heights marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 32,602
  • One, attached: 3,022
  • Two: 134
  • 3 or 4: 1,411
  • 5 to 9: 4,658
  • 10 to 19: 1,459
  • 20 to 49: 606
  • 50 or more: 1,936
  • Mobile homes: 1,714
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 5

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Sterling Heights:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 97.3%Utility gas
  • 2.3%Electricity

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 82.2%Utility gas
  • 15.6%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,610
Here:

11.5%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 765
Here:

10.3%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,068
Here:

15.7%
Michigan:

16.5%

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)