Shepherd, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shepherd, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Shepherd had a population of 1,535 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Shepherd is located at latitude 43.5235 and longitude -84.6926 in Isabella County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Shepherd (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Isabella County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 774 feet.

The Village of Shepherd (GNIS ID: 2399799) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Shepherd is located within Township of Coe, a minor civil division (MCD) of Isabella County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shepherd population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Village of Shepherd, MI Boundary Map

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Shepherd, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,535
Population in Households 1,532
Population in Familes 1,232
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 1,586
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 660
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 433
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 718 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 440 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 220 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $117,125
Average Home Value $118,367


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $55,040
Per Capita Income $23,548
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.32%
Households 0.59% 0.45%
Families 0.95% 0.32%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.55%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Shepherd, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shepherd to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 352 49th
Population Density1 # 185 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 238 66th
Median Household Income # 227 67th
Per Capita Income # 274 61st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.