Sterling Heights, MI
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Sterling Heights profile

Living in Sterling Heights

Sterling Heights is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 133,269 people and 31 constituent neighborhoods, Sterling Heights is the fourth largest community in Michigan.

Also of interest is that Sterling Heights has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.23% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In terms of college education, Sterling Heights is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.99% of adults in Sterling Heights have a college degree.

The per capita income in Sterling Heights in 2018 was $33,395, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $133,580 for a family of four. However, Sterling Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sterling Heights is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sterling Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sterling Heights residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Sterling Heights include German, Polish, Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac, Italian, and Irish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Sterling Heights's cultural character, accounting for 28.15% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Sterling Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Other Indo-European.