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ZIP Code 48659

Primary City:Sterling, MI (View All Cities)
County: Arenac County
Timezone: Eastern (3:41pm)
Area code: 989 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:44.1, -84.1
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 48659

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 48659. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 48659. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 48659, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Sterling, MI

Stats and Demographics for the 48659 ZIP Code

ZIP code 48659 is located in east Michigan and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 48659 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a small number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 48659 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,850
Population Density 36 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,339
Median Home Value $92,400
Land Area 79.70 sq mi
Water Area 0.30 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,077
Median Household Income $44,315

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 42Male Median Age: 41Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male789110313374761017691115132111917748293235
Female72988172777877858811211398688250382741
Total15018918420515115417816117922724520915915998675976

Gender

 Male 1,493 52%
 Female 1,357 48%
Gender

Race

 White 2,775 97.4%
 Black Or African American 0 0.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 28 1.0%
 Asian 2 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 4 0.1%
 Other Race 3 0.1%
 Two Or More Races 38 1.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner91021382231921466928
Renter22433033221253
Total311451682562141587431

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 628 58%
 Single Guardian 173 16%
 Singles 229 21%
 Singles With Roommate 47 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 727 68%
 Households with Kids 350 32%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1017241221122023152213321719253028252512
Female191714152615142023171918141317191491312
Total2934382747273443383932503132424942343824

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 48659 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 48659 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1980s. Looking at 48659 real estate data, the median home value of $92,400 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 48659. Rentals in 48659 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 48659 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,777 97%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 73 3%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 567 42%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 340 25%
 Renter Occupied Households 170 13%
 Households Vacant 262 20%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 8 3.1%
 Rented & Unoccupied 3 1.1%
 For Sale Only 22 8.4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 15 5.7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 164 62.6%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.4%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 49 18.7%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 6 5%
 2 Bedroom 61 46%
 3+ Bedroom 65 49%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $44,315 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 48659 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 48659 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 691 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 536 24%
 No Earnings 1,013 45%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 691 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 536 24%
 No Earnings 1,013 45%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,012 91.3%
 Public transportation 2 0.2%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 2 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 31 2.8%
 Worked at Home 61 5.5%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The area has a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 182 18.1%
 High School Graduate 693 69.0%
 Associate's degree 49 4.9%
 Bachelor's degree 50 5.0%
 Master's degree 24 2.4%
 Professional school degree 0 0.0%
 Doctorate degree 6 0.6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 460 83.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 13 2.4%
 Not Enrolled in School 75 13.7%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 48659

ZIP Code 48659 is in the Standish-Sterling Community School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 48659.

Sterling Elementary School
338 West State St
Sterling, MI 48659
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Standish-Sterling Community School District

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