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Owosso, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Owosso is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Shiawassee County at latitude 42.9953 and longitude -84.1758. Shiawassee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 728 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Owosso, but most people and references simply refer to it as Owosso, Michigan.

The P1 Census Class Code for Owosso indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Owosso (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles.

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Owosso, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 14,413
Population in Households 14,036
Population in Familes 10,697
Population in Group Qrtrs 377
Population Density1 2,757
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 5,888
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 3,599
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,809 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,588 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,300 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 921 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $75,881
Average Home Value $77,912


Median Household Income $34,695
Average Household Income $44,717
Per Capita Income $18,235
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.23% -0.86%
Households -1.06% -0.8%
Families -1.14% -0.99%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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.


Owosso, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Owosso to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 75 89th
Population Density1 # 80 89th
Diversity Index2 # 275 60th
Median Household Income # 587 15th
Per Capita Income # 573 17th

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