Sterling Heights, MI

132,442 Population
36.5 square miles 3,627.8 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.3%
was 1.3%
Ranked 4th Highest in MI
Population Density
3,627.8
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
49.1%
was 55.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
26.4%
was 26.0%
Ranked 3rd Highest in MI
Percent Under 18
21.5%
was 19.6%
Ranked 10th Highest in MI
Percent 65 and Over
15.7%
was 18.4%
Ranked 8th Highest in MI

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.9
was 5.8
Ranked 13th Lowest in MI
Percent Living in Poverty
11.8%
was 12.1%
Ranked 6th Lowest in MI
Median Household Income
$60,492
was $61,809
Ranked 5th Highest in MI
Gini Income Distribution
 
39.7
40.4
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
3.8
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
176.2
was 186.8
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,342.9
was 1,903.0
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
50,131
was 51,361
Ranked 7th Highest in MI
Median Rent
$967
was $952
Ranked 7th Highest in MI
Total Building Permits
141
was 72
 
Occupied Housing Units
48,904
was 49,296
 
Homeownership Rate
73.0%
was 69.9%
Ranked 4th Highest in MI
Single Family Building Permits
119
was 72
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,373.2
was 1,406.9
Ranked 10th Highest in MI
Rental Vacancy Rate
8.5%
was 12.2%
Ranked 13th Highest in MI
Multifamily Building Permits
22
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.7
was 2.7
Ranked 2nd Highest in MI
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
2.7
was 1.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.1
was 0.6
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
95.9%
was 95.2%
Ranked 13th Highest in MI
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
91.3%
Ranked 9th Highest in MI
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.5%
was 98.4%
Ranked 3rd Highest in MI

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
87.2%
was 85.9%
Ranked 10th Highest in MI
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
28.9%
was 25.4%
Ranked 9th Highest in MI

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