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Sterling Heights
  • Suburb of Detroit, MI

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Sterling Heights is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 133,744. Sterling Heights is in Macomb County. Living in Sterling Heights offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sterling Heights there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Sterling Heights and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Sterling Heights are above average.

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About Sterling Heights...
Population
133,744

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$243,400
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,215
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    157.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    29.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    16.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    61.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    913.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    193.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    national  11%

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