Shepherd, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shepherd, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Shepherd had a population of 1,543 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Shepherd, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,543
Daytime Population: Workers 511
Daytime Population: Residents 797
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,308
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 1,540
Population in Familes 1,240
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 1,595
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $45,354
Average Household Income $54,707
Per Capita Income $22,949


Total Housing Units 711 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 435 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 217 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $111,151
Average Home Value $127,064


Total Households 652
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 428
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.25% 0.32%
Households 0.26% 0.34%
Families 0.53% 0.23%
Median Household Income   0.14%
Per Capita Income   1.25%

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, 2017 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 Density # 187 73rd
Diversity Index # 232 67th
Median Household Income # 365 47th
Per Capita Income # 383 45th

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