Sterling Heights, MichiganSterling Heights
is a city located in Macomb County, Michigan
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 124,471.
Geography\nAccording to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 95.0 km²
). 94.9 km² (36.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.14% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 124,471 people, 46,319 households, and 33,395 families residing in the city. The population density
is 1,311.6/km² (3,397.0/mi²). There are 47,547 housing units at an average density of 501.0/km² (1,297.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 90.70% White, 1.30% African American
, 0.21% Native American
, 4.92% Asian
, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 2.50% from two or more races. 1.34% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 46,319 households out of which 32.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% are married couples living together, 8.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% are non-families. 24.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.66 and the average family size is 3.21.
In the city the population is spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $60,494, and the median income for a family is $70,140. Males have a median income of $51,207 versus $31,489 for females. The per capita income for the city is $24,958. 5.2% of the population and 4.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 6.6% are under the age of 18 and 7.5% are 65 or older.