Sterling Heights demographics profile

StatisticSterling HeightsMichiganNational
Population131,6749,909,600318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)3,61510191
Median age41.139.537.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)60%55%55%
Speak English67%91%79%
Speak Spanish1%3%13%
Sterling Heights, MI has a population of 131,674 and is the 201st largest city in the United States. The population density is 3,615 per sq mi which is 3484% higher than the Michigan average and 3890% higher than the national average. The median age in Sterling Heights is 41 which is approximately 4% higher than the Michigan average of 40. In Sterling Heights, 60% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 67% speak English and 1% speak Spanish. 64% of Sterling Heights residents were born in Michigan, 9% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 26% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Sterling Heights is 3484% higher than Michigan.
  • The median age in Sterling Heights is 4% higher than Michigan.
  • In Sterling Heights 84.75% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Sterling Heights 5.41% of the population is African American.
  • In Sterling Heights 6.98% of the population is Asian.

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Sterling Heights population breakdown by race

RaceSterling HeightsMichiganNational
Caucasian84.75%78.89%73.35%
African American5.41%13.89%12.63%
Asian6.98%2.79%5.22%
American Indian0.09%0.53%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.10%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race2.29%2.74%3.06%
Other race0.38%1.12%4.75%
In Sterling Heights, 2.4% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Sterling Heights age breakdown

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Source: The Sterling Heights, MI demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).