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Sterling Heights is a city in Macomb County, in the Detroit metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for Azariah W. Sterling, settler; another says it was named for Sterling, NY
The latitude of Sterling Heights is 42.580N. The longitude is -83.03W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 614 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 126,182.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sterling Heights demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Macomb County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Detroit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48310 ZIP code.
16% of Sterling Heights residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sterling Heights ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sterling Heights was $24,958, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Sterling Heights residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sterling Heights, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $585. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,140.
Libraries in Sterling Heights include Sterling Heights Public Library ... View libraries
Macomb County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sterling Heights political report.
The average commute time for Sterling Heights workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 24 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sterling Heights between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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