Sterling Heights, Michigan

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Sterling Heights is a city in Macomb County of the U.S. state of Michigan, and one of Detroit's core suburbs. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 124,471. The Census Bureau's 2009 estimate placed the population at 127,176[3], making it the second largest Detroit suburb and the fourth largest city in Michigan.



  • According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 36.7 square miles (95.1 km²), of which, 36.6 square miles (94.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.14%) is water.
  • Sterling Heights is part of the Clinton River watershed, and branches of it flow through it.


Sterling Heights is well-known for its events.

  • The Memorial Day Parade held on Memorial Day.
  • Sterlingfest: A large event held in July/August each summer. This event is held in Dodge Park, a large park near downtown Sterling Heights. During the event, Dodge Park is crowded with food stands and carnival rides. The event also features performances by several artists and groups, some local, some well known.
  • American-Polish Festival: This festival often has large turnout, due to the large Polish population in Sterling Heights, and surrounding cities such as Troy and Warren. The event mainly consists of performances by local Polish bands.

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