Sterling Heights employment information

IndexSterling HeightsMichiganNational
Income per capita$28,250$27,549$29,829
Median household income$60,492$50,803$55,322
Median income owner occupied$68,678$62,251$70,586
Median income renter occupied$39,251$28,598$35,192
Median earnings male$40,121$35,730$36,919
Median earnings female$25,418$22,948$26,250
Unemployment rate4.1%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level12.6%16.3%15.1%
The Sterling Heights, MI employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Sterling Heights is $28,250, which is 3% higher than than the Michigan average and 5% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $60,492, which is 19% higher than than the Michigan average and 9% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Sterling Heights is 4%, which is 13% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Sterling Heights is 13% which is 17% lower than than the national average.
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am i middle class

$Input your household income
$40,323$60,492$120,984
City
$33,865$50,803$101,606
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Sterling Heights is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Sterling Heights is 9% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Sterling Heights is 13% lower 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 industry5.8%1.1%
Manufacturing sector29.1%0.4%
Financial & insurance services3.6%6.1%
Wholesale & retail services15.9%15.7%
Public administration4.1%3.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.8%1.3%
Education, health & social services8.8%32.6%
Other26.2%26.0%

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Sterling Heights, MI131,674$60,4929%

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Sterling Heights, MI131,674$60,4929%
Source: The Sterling Heights, MI employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).