Sterling Heights city, Michigan

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Sterling Heights city, Michigan

Sterling Heights city, Michigan
Motto(s):To Strive on Behalf of All
Incorporated:1968
Population
- Total:129.699 (2010)
- Density:3.505,4/sq mi (1.365,3/sq km)
Area code(s):586
Time zone:EST (UTC-5)
Summer Time zone:EDT (UTC-4)
Website:www.sterling-heights.net
Area
- Total:38 sq mi (96 sq km)
- Land:37 sq mi (95 sq km)
- Water:1 sq mi (1 sq km)
- % water:1,04 %
Latitude:+42.5812062
Longitude:-083.0303162

Quick information summary of the Sterling Heights city area.

Sterling Heights city is located in the state of Michigan. It occupies the area of 38 square miles. 1 square miles are water areas and 37 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Sterling Heights city lies at +42.5812062, -083.0303162 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 129.699 living in the Sterling Heights city. The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (85.14%), Asian (6.74%) and Black or African American (5.16%). Median age is 39 for the males and 42 for the females.

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Statistical data for the Sterling Heights city based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

Total
129,699
White alone
110,42685.14 %
Black or African American alone
6,6975.16 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
2810.22 %
Asian alone
8,7426.74 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
190.01 %
Some Other Race alone
6540.50 %
Two or More races
2,8802.22 %

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Population break-up based on Counties and Subdivisions in the area

Counties Subdivisions
County (whole county) Sterling Heights city part within the County Subdivision (whole subdivision) Sterling Heights city part within the Subdivision
Macomb County 840.978- Sterling Heights city part129.699
Sterling Heights city 129.699- Sterling Heights city part129.699

Profile of the Sterling Heights city

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Sterling Heights is a city in Macomb County Michigan. It is the fourth largest city in the U.S. state of Michigan.

Sterling Heights is one of the larger suburbs of the city of Detroit. According to the 2010 census, the city has a total population of about 130,000.

The city also has a total area of about 37 square miles and is part of the Clinton River watershed – branches of the river flow through Sterling Heights.

The city was incorporated in 1968 and until the 1950s, it was predominantly an agricultural area. The most popular crop in the area was rhubarb and most of the crops that were grown in the city were sold in Detroit.

Before being incorporated as a city, Sterling Heights was known as Sterling Township.

The first mayor of the city once it was incorporated was Gerald Donovan.

Since there was already a small village named Sterling in Michigan, \"Heights\" was added to the township name, because while cities in different states can share the same names, cities within the same state cannot.

In August 2006, Money magazine listed Sterling Heights as number 19 on its list of the 90 \"Best Small Cities\" to live in within the U.S. It was also ranked the sixth safest city in the U.S. with a population between 100,000 and 499,999 by Morgan Quitno\'s 2006 analysis of crime rates.

One interesting fact is that famed rapper Eminem lived in the north end of the city briefly in 2000. The rapper originally lived in Detroit.

Sterling Heights is well known for several events, the most famous being the Sterlingfest, which is an event held in each summer in the city that features food stands and carnival rides. Live music is also a big part of this festival and some of the more famous groups that have performed at the festival over the years include REO Speedwagon and Rick Springfield.

Sterling Heights also hosts the American-Polish Festival every year, which is really popular because the city has a very big Polish population. The nearby cities of Troy and Warren also have a very large Polish population.

There is not much local economy to speak of, since it is a bedroom community of Detroit and a majority of the population that lives in Sterling Heights works in and commutes to and from Detroit on a daily basis.

Statistical data for the Sterling Heights city

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

Total
129,699
White alone
110,42685.14 %
Black or African American alone
6,6975.16 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
2810.22 %
Asian alone
8,7426.74 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
190.01 %
Some Other Race alone
6540.50 %
Two or More races
2,8802.22 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Total
129,699
Not Hispanic or Latino
127,17698.05 %
Hispanic or Latino
2,5231.95 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Total
129,699
Not Hispanic or Latino
127,17698.05 %
White alone
108,75085.51 %
Black or African American alone
6,6385.22 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
2460.19 %
Asian alone
8,7136.85 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
160.01 %
Some Other Race alone
1580.12 %
Two or More races
2,6552.09 %
Hispanic or Latino
2,5231.95 %
White alone
1,67666.43 %
Black or African American alone
592.34 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
351.39 %
Asian alone
291.15 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
30.12 %
Some Other Race alone
49619.66 %
Two or More races
2258.92 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes
40
Male
39
Female
42

Household Type

Total
49,451
Family households
34,51569.80 %
Husband-wife family
27,21578.85 %
Other family
7,30021.15 %
Male householder, no wife present
2,12229.07 %
Female householder, no husband present
5,17870.93 %
Nonfamily households
14,93630.20 %
Householder living alone
13,10787.75 %
Householder not living alone
1,82912.25 %

Geographical and Cultural Features and Landmarks in the Sterling Heights city - including Historical Features

Distance is calculated from the Sterling Heights city center coordinates

Distance limit:

Random list of Geographic Features located within the radius of 3 miles from the Sterling Heights city center

Building

  • Universal - Macomb Ambulance Service [1.32 mi] [2.12 km]
  • Sterling Heights Fire Department Station 1 [0.1 mi] [0.16 km]
  • Sterling Heights Library [1.1 mi] [1.77 km]
  • Sterling Heights Police Department [1.14 mi] [1.83 km]
  • Sterling Heights Fire Department Station 5 Headquarters [2.41 mi] [3.89 km]

Cemetery

  • Cady's Corners Cemetery [3.4 mi] [5.47 km]
  • Edgerton Cemetery [2.03 mi] [3.26 km]
  • Cadillac Memorial Gardens East [3.77 mi] [6.06 km]
  • Saint Paul Cemetery [3.06 mi] [4.92 km]

Church

  • Bethesda Christian Church [2.6 mi] [4.18 km]
  • Saint John Greek Orthodox Church [1.39 mi] [2.23 km]
  • Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses [2.12 mi] [3.41 km]
  • Faith Church [3.19 mi] [5.13 km]
  • Parkside Community Church [1.22 mi] [1.96 km]
  • Dodge Park Church of God [1.15 mi] [1.85 km]
  • Faith Missionary Baptist Church [2.65 mi] [4.27 km]
  • Sterling Heights United Methodist Church [0.94 mi] [1.51 km]
  • Church of Jesus [1.52 mi] [2.44 km]
  • Holy Ghost Orthodox Church [2.02 mi] [3.25 km]
  • Rockpointe Community Church [2.34 mi] [3.77 km]
  • Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Church [2.01 mi] [3.24 km]
  • Saint Ephrem's Church [1.08 mi] [1.74 km]
  • All Saints Polish Catholic Church [1.17 mi] [1.89 km]
  • Redemption Lutheran Church [0.95 mi] [1.53 km]
  • Church of Christ Metro [1.16 mi] [1.87 km]
  • Lakeside Bible Church [2.94 mi] [4.73 km]
  • Our Lady of Czestochowa Church [2.67 mi] [4.3 km]
  • Grace Baptist Church [1.96 mi] [3.15 km]
  • Society of Christ Center [2.62 mi] [4.21 km]
  • Saint Michael's Catholic Church [3.06 mi] [4.92 km]
  • Saint Cyril and Methodius Church [2.33 mi] [3.74 km]
  • Memorial Baptist Church [1.71 mi] [2.75 km]
  • Freedom Christian Assembly Church [2.25 mi] [3.61 km]

Civil

  • City of Sterling Heights [0.08 mi] [0.13 km]

Hospital

  • Concentra Medical Center [0.76 mi] [1.23 km]

Locale

  • Golden Gate Plaza Shopping Center [3.27 mi] [5.26 km]
  • Sterling Place Shopping Center [0.84 mi] [1.35 km]
  • Crossroads Village Shopping Center [0.84 mi] [1.35 km]
  • Plum Brook Golf Course [1.91 mi] [3.08 km]
  • Rammler Golf and Country Club [2.51 mi] [4.03 km]
  • Wattles Square Shopping Center [2.94 mi] [4.73 km]
  • Sunnybrook Country Club [0.42 mi] [0.67 km]
  • Van Dyke 18 Commons Shopping Center [1.82 mi] [2.93 km]
  • Eighteen and Ryan Shopping Center [1.82 mi] [2.93 km]

Park

  • Freedom Hill County Park [3.02 mi] [4.86 km]
  • Carpathia Park [1.91 mi] [3.07 km]
  • Imus Park [1.15 mi] [1.85 km]
  • Beaver Trail Park [3.56 mi] [5.72 km]
  • Arlingdale Park [2.83 mi] [4.55 km]
  • Fairfield Park [1.84 mi] [2.96 km]
  • Hampton Park [1.7 mi] [2.74 km]
  • Upton House Historical Marker [1.2 mi] [1.93 km]
  • Dodge Brothers State Park Number 8 [1.29 mi] [2.08 km]

Populated Place

  • Sterling Heights [0.06 mi] [0.1 km]
  • Rudgate Manor Mobile Home Park [1.69 mi] [2.72 km]

Post Office

  • Justus Post Office (historical) [1.53 mi] [2.47 km]

School

  • Bethesda Christian School [2.84 mi] [4.57 km]
  • Holden Elementary School [2.82 mi] [4.54 km]
  • Oakbrook Elementary School [1.49 mi] [2.39 km]
  • Jefferson Elementary School [1.91 mi] [3.08 km]
  • Flynn Middle School [2.53 mi] [4.07 km]
  • Barnard Elementary School [3.86 mi] [6.21 km]
  • Messmore School [0.59 mi] [0.95 km]
  • Rose Kidd Elementary School [1.71 mi] [2.75 km]
  • Walsh Elementary School [0.92 mi] [1.49 km]
  • Davis Junior High School [0.77 mi] [1.24 km]
  • Schuchard Elementary School [2.55 mi] [4.1 km]
  • Maple Grove School [1.74 mi] [2.8 km]
  • Dekeyser Elementary School [1.22 mi] [1.96 km]
  • Plumbrook Elementary School [0.49 mi] [0.79 km]
  • Hill School [3.33 mi] [5.37 km]
  • Frank Jeannette Junior High School [2.47 mi] [3.97 km]
  • Stevenson High School [0.99 mi] [1.59 km]
  • Larson Middle School [3.87 mi] [6.22 km]
  • Huron Elementary School [3.42 mi] [5.51 km]
  • Schwarzkoff Elementary School [0.75 mi] [1.2 km]
  • Utica Learning Academy [0.96 mi] [1.54 km]
  • Burr School [2.31 mi] [3.72 km]

Stream

  • Plum Brook [3.18 mi] [5.11 km]
  • McInerney Drain [2.73 mi] [4.4 km]
  • Faulman Drain [3.44 mi] [5.54 km]
  • Red Run [3.25 mi] [5.23 km]
  • Shanahan Drain [3.21 mi] [5.17 km]
  • Newth Drain [2.14 mi] [3.45 km]
  • Moore Drain [0.21 mi] [0.33 km]
  • Chrissman Drain [1.31 mi] [2.12 km]

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City Alias ZIP Codes
Sterling HeightsSt Heights48314, 48310, 48313, 48311, 48312
Sterling HeightsSterling Heights48314, 48313, 48310, 48312, 48311
Sterling HeightsSterling Hts48311, 48313, 48310, 48314, 48312

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