Sterling Heights, MI Population

By | June 18, 2019

Population: 124,471. Estimated population in July 2020: 128,034 (+2.9% change)
Males: 60,970 (49.0%), Females: 63,501 (51.0%)

Macomb County

Zip codes: 48310, 48312, 48313, 48314.

Median resident age: 37.0 years
Median household income: $60,494
Median house value: $160,700

Races in Sterling Heights:

  • White Non-Hispanic (89.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
  • Asian Indian (1.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Black (1.3%)
  • Filipino (1.1%)
  • Chinese (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: Polish (21.0%), German (19.9%), Italian (13.3%), Irish (9.6%), English (7.4%), French (4.6%).

Elevation: 615 feet

Land area: 36.6 square miles

Map of Sterling Heights, MI

Population

For population 25 years and over in Sterling Heights

  • High school or higher: 84.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 23.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sterling Heights city

  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 60.0%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

17.0% Foreign born (8.7% Asia, 7.0% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +6,480 (+5.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Sterling Heights:

  • ST JOHN MACOMB HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; WARREN, MI)
  • ST JOSEPHS MERCY HOSPITAL & HLTH SVCS (about 6 miles; CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI)
  • MADISON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; MADISON HEIGHTS, MI)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sterling Heights:

  • DETROIT CITY (about 13 miles; DETROIT, MI; Abbreviation: DET)
  • OAKLAND COUNTY INTERNATIONAL (about 28 miles; PONTIAC, MI; Abbreviation: PTK)
  • DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY (about 35 miles; DETROIT, MI; Abbreviation: DTW)

Other public-use airports nearest to Sterling Heights:

  • BERZ-MACOMB (about 8 miles; DETROIT, MI; Abbreviation: UIZ)
  • OAKLAND/TROY (about 11 miles; TROY, MI; Abbreviation: 7D2)
  • RAY COMMUNITY (about 15 miles; RAY, MI; Abbreviation: 57D)

Amtrak stations near Sterling Heights:

  • 11 miles: ROYAL OAK (201 S. SHERMAN DR.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: BIRMINGHAM (449 S. ETON ST.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: DETROIT (11 W. BALTIMORE AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Sterling Heights:

  • BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BIBLE INSTITUTE (Location: 14000 METROPOLITAN PKY; Private, not-for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sterling Heights:

  • MACOMB COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; WARREN, MI; Full-time enrollment: 11,057)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-DETROIT CAMPUS (about 9 miles; TROY, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,090)
  • OAKLAND UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; ROCHESTER HILLS, MI; Full-time enrollment: 11,424)
  • MARYGROVE COLLEGE (about 14 miles; DETROIT, MI; Full-time enrollment: 5,301)
  • UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY (about 14 miles; DETROIT, MI; Full-time enrollment: 4,119)
  • OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE-BLOOMFIELD HILLS CAMPUS (about 14 miles; BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI; Full-time enrollment: 11,634)
  • WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; DETROIT, MI; Full-time enrollment: 20,389)

Schools

Public high schools in Sterling Heights:

  • HENRY FORD II HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,757; Location: 11911 CLINTON RIVER ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • ADLAI STEVENSON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,723; Location: 39701 DODGE PARK ROAD; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • STERLING HEIGHTS SENIOR H.S. (Students: 1,571; Location: 12901 15 MILE ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • UTICA LEARNING ACADEMY (Students: 172; Location: 7600 18 MILE ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high school in Sterling Heights:

  • BETHESDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 372; Location: 14500 METROPOLITAN PKWY; Grades: PK – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Sterling Heights:

  • FRANK JEANNETTE JR. HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 997; Location: 40400 GULLIVER DRIVE; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • BEMIS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 989; Location: 12500 19 MILE ROAD; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • DAVIS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 857; Location: 11311 PLUMBROOK ROAD; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • GRISSOM MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 781; Location: 35701 RYAN ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • GRAEBNER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 688; Location: 41875 SAAL ROAD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • SCHWARZKOFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 675; Location: 8401 CONSTITUTION BOULEVARD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • SCHUCHARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 661; Location: 2900 HOLLY DRIVE; Grades: PK – 06)
  • FLYNN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 649; Location: 2899 FOX HILL DRIVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CARLETON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 577; Location: 8900 15 MILE ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • DRESDEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 572; Location: 11400 DELVIN DRIVE; Grades: PK – 06)

Libraries

Library in Sterling Heights:

  • STERLING HEIGHTS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,069,870; Location: 40255 DODGE PARK ROAD; 207,669 books; 17,206 audio materials; 5,838 video materials; 368 serial subscriptions)