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Overview

Introduction to Sterling Heights, Michigan

The city of Sterling Heights, situated along the banks of the Clinton River, is not only one of Michigan's largest in terms of population but also one of its largest in area. It is also one of the state's fastest growing large cities. Located in Macomb County, the city lies about 25 miles northeast of Detroit. Nearby communities include Warren (to the south), Troy (to the west), and Mt. Clemens (to the east). Sterling Heights is serviced by Michigan State Highways 53 and 59; and is close to Interstates I-75, I-94, and I-696.

Settlement in the area now made up by Sterling Heights began shortly after the Revolutionary War. Farmers soon took advantage of the area's rich soil and built large homesteads, and by 1880, Sterling Township was a prosperous rural area consisting of farm homes and fields of wheat, corn and other crops. When the railroad era arrived, passenger trains from the Detroit and Bay City Railroad passed through Sterling Township four times a day. Upon its incorporation as a city in 1968, Sterling Township became Sterling Heights. The word "Heights" was added to the township name to avoid conflict with the existing village of Sterling located in Arenac County. Sterling Heights today is home to literally thousands of commercial and industrial businesses and is considered an integral part of the greater Detroit metropolitan area.

Attractions in the Sterling Heights Area

Sterling Heights is home to Upton House; an historic home built in 1867 and currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The structure houses the city’s parks and recreation division offices. There are numerous other attractions in the Sterling Heights area, including the following:

  • Crocker House Museum (Mt. Clemens): A 19th Century Italianate Home
  • Detroit Institute Of Arts: Over 100 galleries featuring centuries of world famous art treasures
  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall: Home to the 85-year-old Detroit Symphony
  • Museum Of Natural History (Ann Arbor): Three stories of exhibits featuring prehistoric life and culture
  • Fisher Mansion (Detroit): Features original art from Asia and India
  • Ford Estate (Dearborn)
  • Four Bears Water Park (Utica)
  • Kellogg's Cereal City USA (Battle Creek)
  • Detroit Historical Museum
  • Detroit Zoo
  • Motown Museum (Detroit)
  • Renaissance Center (Detroit)
  • Seven Ponds Nature Center (Dryden)
  • African Safari Wildlife Park (Port Clinton)

Several major league pro sports teams are prominent in the metropolitan Detroit area. These include the following:

  • National Football League: Detroit Lions
  • Major League Baseball: Detroit Tigers
  • National Hockey League: Detroit Red Wings
  • National Basketball Association: Detroit Pistons
  • Women's National Basketball Association: Detroit Shock

Demographics

People

Total Population131,674
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens17%
Employed Population 16+61,802
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married52.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.5%
Median Earnings25+$37,432
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,460
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,980

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,597
% Above Poverty Level87.4%
% Below Poverty Level12.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone26.8%
Median Gross Rent$917
Median House Value$154,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.2%
German15.8%
Polish15.2%
Italian9%
Arab7.9%
Irish7.8%
English6.1%
Iraqi3.5%
Albanian3.3%
French Except Basque3.3%
Canadian2%
Scottish1.7%
Lebanese1.3%
Ukrainian1.1%
Romanian1%
Dutch1%
Belgian0.9%
Swedish0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Greek0.7%
Finnish0.7%
Russian0.6%
Slovak0.5%
Serbian0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Croatian0.4%
Macedonian0.4%
African0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Czech0.3%
Egyptian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Lithuanian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
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Sterling Heights Almanac

CategoryValue
County Macomb County
Standard Zip Codes48310, 48312, 48313, 48314
P.O. Box Zip Codes48311
Phone Area Codes586
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.56
Approximate Longitude-83.07

Sterling Heights Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMOUNT CLEMENS ANG BASE
Distance11 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 55 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp43 to 60 F
Annual Precip32.2 inches
StationDETROIT CITY AP
Distance12.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip0 inches
StationPONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
Distance14.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip30 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Center Line8,313$49,350
Fraser14,620$74,364
Troy82,982$106,282
Utica4,838$70,625
Warren135,069$51,976

Sterling Heights Public Libraries

Sterling Heights Public Library
40255 DODGE PARK ROAD
Sterling Heights, Michigan
(586) 446-2665

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Sterling Heights Public Schools

Angus Elementary School
3180 Hein Dr
ZIP: 48310
(586) 825-2780
Primary
Total Enrollment 441
Flynn Middle School
2899 Fox Hill Dr
ZIP: 48310
(586) 698-4301
Frank Jeannette Jr. High School
40400 Gulliver Dr
ZIP: 48310
(586) 797-3300
Middle
Total Enrollment 824
Grissom Middle School
35701 Ryan Rd
ZIP: 48310
(586) 698-4310
Middle
Total Enrollment 810
Harwood Elementary School
4900 Southlawn Dr
ZIP: 48310
(586) 825-2650
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
Hatherly Elementary School
35201 Davison St
ZIP: 48310
(586) 698-4349
Holden Elementary School
37565 Calka Dr
ZIP: 48310
(586) 825-2670
Primary
Total Enrollment 359
Jefferson Elementary School
37555 Carol Dr
ZIP: 48310
(586) 825-2680
Primary
Total Enrollment 458
Noor International Academy
37412 Dequindre Rd
ZIP: 48310
(586) 365-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 188
Schuchard Elementary School
2900 Holly Dr
ZIP: 48310
(586) 797-6200
Primary
Total Enrollment 672
Warren Consolidated Early Childhood Program
35201 Davison St
ZIP: 48310
(586) 698-4131
Primary
Black Elementary School
14100 Heritage Rd
ZIP: 48312
(586) 825-2840
Primary
Total Enrollment 303
Bozymowski Center
11870 Eldorado Dr
ZIP: 48312
(586) 939-5391
Other
Total Enrollment 343
Bruce Collins Elementary School
12900 Grand Haven Dr
ZIP: 48312
(586) 797-4200
Primary
Total Enrollment 429
Carleton Middle School
8900 15 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48312
(586) 825-2590
Middle
Total Enrollment 759
Davis Junior High School
11311 Plumbrook Rd
ZIP: 48312
(586) 797-2700
Middle
Total Enrollment 801
Fillmore Elementary School
8655 Irving Rd
ZIP: 48312
(586) 825-2860
Primary
Total Enrollment 304
Heritage Junior High School
37400 Dodge Park Rd
ZIP: 48312
(586) 797-3100
Middle
Total Enrollment 541
Huron Academy
11401 Metropolitan Pkwy
ZIP: 48312
(586) 446-9170
Primary
Total Enrollment 516
Maple Lane School
34600 Dryden Dr
ZIP: 48312
(586) 977-9170
Primary
Total Enrollment 69
Messmore Elementary School
8742 Dill Dr
ZIP: 48312
(586) 797-5600
Primary
Total Enrollment 329
Oakbrook Elementary School
12060 Greenway Dr
ZIP: 48312
(586) 797-5900
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
Sterling Heights Senior H.s.
12901 15 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48312
(586) 698-4249
High
Total Enrollment 1565
Willow Woods Elementary School
11001 Daniel Dr
ZIP: 48312
(586) 825-2850
Primary
Total Enrollment 448
Adlai Stevenson High School
39701 Dodge Park Rd
ZIP: 48313
(586) 797-1900
High
Total Enrollment 1959
Bemis Junior High School
12500 19 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48313
(586) 797-2500
Middle
Total Enrollment 956
Browning Elementary School
12400 19 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48313
(586) 797-4000
Primary
Total Enrollment 450
Dekeyser Elementary School
39600 Atkinson Dr
ZIP: 48313
(586) 797-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 521
Graebner Elementary School
41875 Saal Rd
ZIP: 48313
(586) 797-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 601
Havel Elementary School
41855 Schoenherr Rd
ZIP: 48313
(586) 797-5200
Primary
Total Enrollment 593
Henry Ford Ii High School
11911 Clinton River Rd
ZIP: 48313
(586) 797-1600
High
Total Enrollment 2050
Jack Harvey Elementary School
41700 Montroy Dr
ZIP: 48313
(586) 797-5100
Primary
Total Enrollment 477
Plumbrook Elementary School
39660 Spalding Dr
ZIP: 48313
(586) 797-6000
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
Schwarzkoff Elementary School
8401 Constitution Blvd
ZIP: 48313
(586) 797-6300
Primary
Total Enrollment 530
Advancepath Academy
7600 18 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48314
(586) 797-7000
High
Total Enrollment 152
Burr Elementary School
41460 Ryan Rd
ZIP: 48314
(586) 797-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 497
Dresden Elementary School
11400 Delvin Dr
ZIP: 48314
(586) 797-4500
Primary
Total Enrollment 512
Utica Learning Academy
7600 18 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48314
(586) 797-6970
High
Total Enrollment 94

Sterling Heights Private Schools

Parkway Christian School
14500 Metropolitan Pkwy
ZIP: 48312
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 426
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