Sterling Heights employment information

IndexSterling HeightsMichiganNational
Income per capita$27,375$26,143$28,555
Median household income$58,800$49,087$53,482
Median income owner occupied$67,971$60,317$68,142
Median income renter occupied$35,300$26,554$33,219
Median earnings male$39,078$34,444$36,116
Median earnings female$25,096$22,340$25,692
Unemployment rate6.5%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level13.0%16.9%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Sterling Heights is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Sterling Heights is 10% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Sterling Heights is 12% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Sterling Heights is 17% lower than the national average.

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Sterling Heights median earnings by income bracket

Sterling Heights employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.2%1.4%
Manufacturing sector27.0%0.3%
Financial & insurance services3.0%6.2%
Wholesale & retail services15.7%14.9%
Public administration4.8%3.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.9%2.0%
Education, health & social services9.4%33.0%

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Bloomfield Hills, MI3,925$163,462206%
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Franklin, MI3,106$131,111145%
Bingham Farms, MI1,220$129,286142%
Sterling Heights, MI130,604$58,80010%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
New Haven, CT130,553$37,50830%
Frisco, TX130,499$112,155110%
Olathe, KS129,913$76,51943%
Columbia, SC131,331$41,45422%
Bellevue, WA132,268$92,52473%
Sterling Heights, MI130,604$58,80010%
Source: The Sterling Heights, MI employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.