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People

Total Population 1,525
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 733
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 48.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,563
% Above Poverty Level 86.2%
% Below Poverty Level 13.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 38.1%
Median Gross Rent $545
Median House Value $96,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.7%
US/American 0%
English 16.1%
Irish 13.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Shepherd Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles W of Saginaw, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 117 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Isabella
Standard Zip Codes 48883
Phone Area Codes 989
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.524
Longitude -84.694

Shepherd Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MT PLEASANT UNIV
Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 28 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches
Station ALMA
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.4 inches
Station MIDLAND
Distance 25.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alma 9,264 $44,212
Breckenridge 1,180 $41,250
Mount Pleasant 26,134 $56,822
Rosebush 358 $42,917
Sanford 952 $44,375
St. Louis 7,355 $50,114

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Shepherd High Schools

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SHEPHERD SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
100 E. HALL STREET
989-828-6601
Serves 540 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.6

MOREY CHARTER SCHOOL
418 W. BLANCHARD ROAD
989-866-6739
A Charter School.
Serves 364 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

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