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48659 Zip Code (Sterling, MI) Detailed Profile




City: Sterling, MI (1.23%)
Counties: Arenac County, MI (98.00%), Bay County, MI (2.00%)
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 2,869
Zip code population in 2010: 2,850
Zip code population in 2000: 2,755

Houses and condos: 1,368
Renter-occupied apartments: 167
% of renters here:

16%
State:

29%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 48659: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 79.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 36 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 48659
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

1.5% ($1,425)
Michigan:

1.5% ($2,358)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,544 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,303 (1.6%)

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Males: 1,452  (50.6%)
Females: 1,416  (49.4%)

For population 25 years and over in 48659:

  • High school or higher: 86.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 48659:

  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 57.7%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

Zip code 48659 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 48659 (2017)
    • 2,74599.6%White
    • 391.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 321.2%Two or more races
    • 281.0%American Indian
    • 40.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
    • 20.07%Asian
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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $95,362
48659:

$95,362
Michigan:

$155,700



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in 48659 zip code as of November 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 48659 is 224 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

41.1 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 48659, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $38,462 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$38,462
State:

$55,609

Salary/wage: $32,602 (reported on 83.1% of returns)
Here:

$32,602
State:

$46,782
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 67.5% for AGIs below $25k, 71.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 69.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 77.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 67.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $584 (reported on 29.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$584
Michigan:

$1,491
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,764 (reported on 11.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,764
State:

$6,225
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$4,870 (reported on 8.1% of returns)
Here:

+$4,870
State:

+$9,326
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,563 (reported on 15.3% of returns)
Here:

+$6,563
State:

+$11,523
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.2% for AGIs below $25k, 3.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $9,670 (reported on 8.1% of returns)
48659:

$9,670
Michigan:

$15,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $25k, 4.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $17,857 (22% of AGI, reported on 16.9% of returns)
Here:

$17,857
State:

$21,628

Here:

22.0% of AGI
State:

18.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.6% for AGIs below $25k, 7.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $2,079 (reported on 11.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,079
State:

$4,225
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $5,381 (reported on 16.9% of returns)
48659:

$5,381
State:

$8,327
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,222 (reported on 21.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,222
State:

$2,306
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 66.1%
Here:

66%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 59.6% for AGIs below $25k, 66.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 82.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 48659, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $31,283 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$31,283
State:

$48,204

Salary/wage: $28,416 (reported on 86.8% of returns)
Here:

$28,416
State:

$42,791
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 94.3% for AGIs below $10k, 65.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 78.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 85.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 74.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $893 (reported on 40.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$893
Michigan:

$1,725
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.3% for AGIs below $10k, 2.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $822 (reported on 12.9% of returns)
Here:

$822
State:

$3,420
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$1,103 (reported on 9.6% of returns)
Here:

+$1,103
State:

+$8,532
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, -0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$3,276 (reported on 16.1% of returns)
Here:

+$3,276
State:

+$9,547
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.2% for AGIs below $10k, 5.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,568 (reported on 2.8% of returns)
48659:

$2,568
Michigan:

$2,875

Total itemized deductions: $14,552 (26% of AGI, reported on 24.2% of returns)
Here:

$14,552
State:

$18,509

Here:

25.7% of AGI
State:

20.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 12.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $1,529 (3% of AGI, reported on 21.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,529
State:

$3,365

Here:

2.6% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $3,504 (reported on 68.3% of returns)
48659:

$3,504
State:

$7,691
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.3% for AGIs below $10k, 3.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,815 (reported on 20.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,815
State:

$1,737

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 70.3%
Here:

70%
State:

60%
(% for various income ranges: 58.8% for AGIs below $10k, 73.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 75.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 76.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 65.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 82.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$44,144
Michigan:

$54,909
Sterling, MI (48659) map Nearest zip codes: 48658, 48749, 48610, 48613, 48756, 48766.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

53.7%
Michigan:

46.7%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

8.9%
Michigan:

6.6%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 227
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 841


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 30 (26 now married, 3 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 562 (295 now married, 265 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 48659 with a mortgage: 489 (12 second mortgage, 33 home equity loan, 1 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 423

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,030
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $391

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

16.2%
Whole state:

14.2%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

10.2%
Whole state:

8.0%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.5
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.4
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  • Notable locations in zip code 48659: Sterling Station (A), River View Campgrounds and Canoe Livery (B), Rifle River Golf Course (C), Sterling Area Fire Department (D), Deep River Township Hall (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 48659 include: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (A), Sterling Wesleyan Church (B), Sterling United Methodist Church (C), Melita Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 92014 or later
  • 332010 to 2013
  • 2202000 to 2009
  • 2411990 to 1999
  • 1081980 to 1989
  • 2561970 to 1979
  • 1151960 to 1969
  • 1111950 to 1959
  • 921940 to 1949
  • 1641939 or earlier

Zip code 48659 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sterling, MI (48659)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sterling, MI (48659)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 311 bedroom
  • 2062 bedrooms
  • 4823 bedrooms
  • 1714 bedrooms
  • 295+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sterling, MI (48659)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sterling, MI (48659)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 101 bedroom
  • 952 bedrooms
  • 513 bedrooms
  • 74 bedrooms
  • 125+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Sterling, MI (48659) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sterling, MI (48659) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 53no vehicle
  • 2091 vehicle
  • 3702 vehicles
  • 1843 vehicles
  • 724 vehicles
  • 235+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Sterling, MI (48659) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sterling, MI (48659) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 42no vehicle
  • 711 vehicle
  • 492 vehicles
  • 33 vehicles
  • 24 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 48659 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 48659 household income distribution in 2017
  • 91Less than $10,000
  • 50$10,000 to $14,999
  • 71$15,000 to $19,999
  • 99$20,000 to $24,999
  • 48$25,000 to $29,999
  • 74$30,000 to $34,999
  • 43$35,000 to $39,999
  • 53$40,000 to $44,999
  • 35$45,000 to $49,999
  • 103$50,000 to $59,999
  • 117$60,000 to $74,999
  • 135$75,000 to $99,999
  • 73$100,000 to $124,999
  • 21$125,000 to $149,999
  • 23$150,000 to $199,999
  • 18$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 48659

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 48659
  • 10Less than $10,000
  • 22$10,000 to $14,999
  • 5$15,000 to $19,999
  • 26$20,000 to $24,999
  • 24$25,000 to $29,999
  • 22$30,000 to $34,999
  • 2$35,000 to $39,999
  • 69$40,000 to $49,999
  • 35$50,000 to $59,999
  • 78$60,000 to $69,999
  • 60$70,000 to $79,999
  • 72$80,000 to $89,999
  • 32$90,000 to $99,999
  • 124$100,000 to $124,999
  • 40$125,000 to $149,999
  • 53$150,000 to $174,999
  • 43$175,000 to $199,999
  • 34$200,000 to $249,999
  • 35$250,000 to $299,999
  • 13$300,000 to $399,999
  • 2$500,000 to $749,999
  • 6$750,000 to $999,999
  • 3$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 48659

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 48659
  • 11$150 to $199
  • 1$200 to $249
  • 2$250 to $299
  • 13$300 to $349
  • 10$350 to $399
  • 20$400 to $449
  • 25$450 to $499
  • 5$500 to $549
  • 11$600 to $649
  • 8$650 to $699
  • 4$700 to $749
  • 3$1,000 to $1,249
  • 35No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $639.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $93,673
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $31,646
  • Some other race householders: $193,395
  • Two or more races householders: $91,423
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $193,395

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $95,362
48659:

$95,362
Michigan:

$155,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $60,126 - $141,172
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 48659

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,054
  • One, attached: 1
  • Two: 6
  • 3 or 4: 18
  • Mobile homes: 281

Unemployment: 6.4%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 48659

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 48659
  • 85.7%1,009Drove a car alone
  • 6.9%81Carpooled
  • 3.7%43Walked
  • 1.5%18Other means
  • 2.0%23Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 48659

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 48659
  • 66Less than 5 minutes
  • 985 to 9 minutes
  • 13910 to 14 minutes
  • 16215 to 19 minutes
  • 16320 to 24 minutes
  • 7925 to 29 minutes
  • 13930 to 34 minutes
  • 2035 to 39 minutes
  • 5240 to 44 minutes
  • 11245 to 59 minutes
  • 9360 to 89 minutes
  • 2190 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 54.8%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,797
  • In family households: 2,406 (397 male householders, 373 female householders)
    640 spouses, 805 children (748 natural, 19 adopted, 40 stepchildren), 66 grandchildren, 18 brothers or sisters, 6 parents, 22 other relatives, 62 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 390 (202 male householders (157 living alone)), 103 female householders (83 living alone)), 84 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 71 (64 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 361 2-persons, 109 3-persons, 202 4-persons, 56 5-persons, 29 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 239 1-person, 53 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 1 4-persons, 4 5-persons

493 married couples with children.
123 single-parent households (31 men, 92 women).

98.7% of residents of 48659 zip code speak English at home.
0.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% very well, 17% well).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% not well).

Foreign born population: 15 (0.6%)
(87.2% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

0.6%
Whole state:

7.1%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 13%El Salvador
Most common first ancestries reported in 48659
  • 21%Polish
  • 18%German
  • 11%American
  • 7%English
  • 6%Irish
  • 5%French
  • 2%French Canadian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 52000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 14Before 1990

Zip code 48659 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • EIFEL ENERGY LLC (ELLISON & ADAMS RDS in STERLING, MI)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business NAICS classification: CRUDE PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS EXTRACTION.
  • DUNCAN OIL CO (113 ALMY in STERLING, MI)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))

Zip code 48659 marital status for males
Zip code 48659 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3.3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.7%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 47.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 23.4%Wood
  • 20.9%Utility gas
  • 4.3%Electricity
  • 2.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 2,855.

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

  • This state: 2,630
  • Northeast: 26
  • Midwest: 71
  • South: 71
  • West: 36

70% of the 48659 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Michigan.

90% of the 48659 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 5% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Sterling, MI (48659)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7
Here:

2.9%
Michigan:

10.1%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

2.3%
Michigan:

8.5%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

4.9%
Michigan:

15.3%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 61,909Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 60,857Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 51,485Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 42,960Material moving occupations
  • 42,279Management occupations
  • 41,958Education, training, and library occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (100-249 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (50-99: 1, 10-19: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: All Other Outpatient Care Centers (20-49: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) (10-19: 1, 5-9: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Child Day Care Services (5-9: 1, 1-4: 5)
  • Construction: Other Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors (10-19: 1)
  • Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: Recreational Goods Rental (5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers (except Bulk Stations and Terminals) (5-9: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 73 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 70 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in other group homes

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 48659 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 zip code 48659 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

Businesses in zip code 48659

  • U-Haul: 1

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