Owosso, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Owosso, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Owosso had a population of 14,482 as of July 1, 2016. Owosso ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Owosso is located at latitude 42.9953 and longitude -84.1758 in Shiawassee County. 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. Shiawassee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 728 feet.

The City of Owosso (GNIS ID: 1626875) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Owosso population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Owosso, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,482
Population in Households 14,105
Population in Familes 10,689
Population in Group Qrtrs 377
Population Density1 2,770
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 5,912
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 3,607
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,804 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,612 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,299 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 892 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $84,520
Average Home Value $103,620


Median Household Income $36,667
Average Household Income $46,304
Per Capita Income $19,062
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.76% -0.49%
Households -0.66% -0.41%
Families -0.74% -0.56%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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, 2016 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 # 256 63rd
Median Household Income # 548 21st
Per Capita Income # 567 18th

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