Sterling is a small town in Michigan with approximately 1,000 residents. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (19%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Most Sterling residents own their homes, and 17% of residents rent. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $674 a month, which is $201/month less than the state average.
With an average commute time of about 29 minutes, longer than most cities in Michigan, Sterling residents find that it takes some patience traveling to work. Driving is the most common mode of getting to work, selected by 40% of workers, while public transportation is not used. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.
Sterling has a relatively large percentage of residents older than 25 who have an Associate's degree (7%) compared to the national average (5%). In addition, 6% possess a Bachelor's degree and 2% have a Master's or Doctoral degree. Many Sterling residents work in one of three industries: retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. Combined, these industries account for 23% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 8% of residents work in transportation, making it the top field in the town. Sterling workers earn an average annual income of around $55K, about $7,000 less than the average Michigan resident. Sterling's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.
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