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People

Total Population 523
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 24.3%
Employed Population 16+ 201
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 51.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.7%
Median Earnings25+ $29,911
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $40,417
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,477

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,750
% Above Poverty Level 85.5%
% Below Poverty Level 14.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 31%
Median Gross Rent $550
Median House Value $74,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.3%
US/American 0%
English 9.4%
Irish 8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sterling Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 42 miles N of Saginaw, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 127 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Arenac
Standard Zip Codes 48659
Phone Area Codes 989
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.033
Longitude -84.022

Sterling Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station STANDISH 5 SW
Distance 5.8 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 54 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 30.4 inches
Station GLADWIN
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 27 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 56 to 82 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.3 inches
Station MIDLAND
Distance 30.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Omer 315 $43,083
Pinconning 1,348 $36,250
Prescott 296 $34,375
Standish 1,701 $36,111
Turner 82 $15,625
Twining 171 $35,893

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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