Sterling Heights is a mid-sized city located in the state of Michigan. The city has a population of 131,674 inhabitants. In Sterling Heights, there are 3,615 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. According to the most recent Census, 85% of Sterling Heights residents are White, 7% Asian and 5% Black. Sterling Heights is known to be family friendly as more than 78% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 61% of residents also have children under the age of 18.
Living in Sterling Heights can be a positive experience for anyone relocating to the city. Having said that, in the state of Michigan, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Sterling Heights, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, weather, employment and more.
Using data and statistics Sterling Heights has received a livability score of 80 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 93rd percentile when compared to all other cities. Clearly, Sterling Heights is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Another exciting tidbit, is that Sterling Heights ranks better than 90% of all US cities! If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Sterling Heights has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A) and housing (A). There are some categories that Sterling Heights scores poorly for, including: weather (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.
Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Sterling Heights, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.
Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Sterling Heights gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 184 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.
For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Sterling Heights apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city.
Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Sterling Heights is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Sterling Heights come in at $154,000, which is 20.5% higher than the Michigan average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Sterling Heights, the home price to income ratio is 2.6, which is 4% higher than the Michigan average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Sterling Heights will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Sterling Heights, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 7.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8.8%.
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