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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+
Sterling is a town in Michigan with a population of 606. Sterling is in Arenac County. Living in Sterling offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Sterling and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Sterling are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$69,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$664
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Sterling

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,703
National
$55,322
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Sterling Reviews

1 review
Place is small but good to live in with good people. There are small restaurants to eat at that are amazing. small mom and pop places too.
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