StatisticSterling HeightsMichiganNational
Population density (sq mi)3,61517891
Median age41.139.537.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)60%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1838%41%43%
Speak English67%91%79%
Speak Spanish1%3%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Sterling Heights is 1931% higher than Michigan
  • The median age in Sterling Heights is 4% higher than Michigan
  • In Sterling Heights 84.75% of the population is White
  • In Sterling Heights 5.41% of the population is Black
  • In Sterling Heights 6.98% of the population is Asian

Compare Sterling Heights, MI Demographics


      Sterling Heights population breakdown by race

      RaceSterling HeightsMichiganNational
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Sterling Heights age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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