Shields, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Shields Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Shields Content

Also See: Saginaw, MI ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Shields, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Shields Census Designated Place had a population of 6,481 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Shields is located at latitude 43.4173 and longitude -84.073 in Saginaw County. The formal boundaries for the Shields Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Saginaw County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 600 feet.

The Shields Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393234) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Shields Census Designated Place is located within Township of Thomas, a minor civil division (MCD) of Saginaw County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shields population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shields: Shields Corners.

EXTREMELY LOCAL Demographic Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting demographic data.


Shields Census Designated Place, MI Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | MI Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Township of Thomas | Saginaw County | Michigan Counties

Search the map for:

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


Total Population 6,481
Daytime Population: Workers 2,733
Daytime Population: Residents 3,546
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,279
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 6,378
Population in Familes 5,191
Population in Group Qrtrs 103
Population Density2 1,008
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $55,954
Average Household Income $69,453
Per Capita Income $29,696


Total Housing Units 2,925 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,181 (74.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 576 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 168 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $129,881
Average Home Value $156,055


Total Households 2,757
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 1,827
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 -0.22% -0.56%
Households -0.04% -0.45%
Families -0.17% -0.61%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Shields, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shields 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 # 146 79th
Population Density # 324 53rd
Diversity Index # 306 56th
Median Household Income # 154 78th
Per Capita Income # 159 77th

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

Michigan Research Tools

Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Michigan Census Data
Highest or Lowest: