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Overview

Introduction to Owosso, Michigan

Owosso, Michigan is 24 miles W of Flint, Michigan and 73 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. It is in Shiawassee County.

Owosso History

Owosso was originally inhabited by the Chippewa Native American tribes. The area was named after a Chippewa chief named Wasso. In 1819, the area was first settled by Europeans. On February 15, 1859, Owosso was incorporated as a city. Local attorney and banker, Amos Gould, was the first mayor of Owosso.

Owosso and nearby Attractions

  • Curwood Castle Museum
  • Movie Museum
  • Sleepy Hollow State Park
  • Flushing Area Museum
  • Michigan Historical Center
  • Montrose Historic & Telephone Pioneer Museum

Things To Do In Owosso

The Shiawassee Arts Center, the Movie Museum and the Curwood Castle Museum are all in the Owosso area. Owosso also includes several golf clubs. You can also find a number of shopping areas, dining and other entertainment facilities in the center of Owosso.

Owosso Transportation

The nearest major airport is Bishop International.

Owosso Higher Education

Baker College of Owosso is the local college. Higher education facilities are also offered at the Lansing Community College, the University of Michigan - Flint, Michigan State University, Kettering University, Mott Community College and Saginaw Valley State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,738
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens14.5%
Employed Population 16+6,279
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married42.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.8%
Median Earnings25+$27,015
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,128
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,180

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,070
% Above Poverty Level75.7%
% Below Poverty Level24.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone29.9%
Median Gross Rent$664
Median House Value$76,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.9%
English14.8%
Irish14.6%
Polish5.7%
French Except Basque3.1%
Italian2.5%
Dutch2.1%
Scottish1.9%
Hungarian1.6%
Czech1.4%
Swedish1.2%
Canadian1.1%
Danishn1.1%
Slovak0.7%
Finnish0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
German0.3%
Russian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
US/American0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Arab0.1%
African0.1%
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Owosso Almanac

CategoryValue
County Shiawassee County
Standard Zip Codes48867, 48841
Phone Area Codes989
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.99
Approximate Longitude-84.17

Owosso Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationOWOSSO WWTP
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 29 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip30.5 inches
StationST JOHNS
Distance18.9 miles
Jan Temp14 to 29 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 60 F
Annual Precip32.9 inches
StationSAGINAW CONSUMERS PWR CO
Distance33 miles
Jan Temp17 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip31.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bancroft625$47,031
Corunna3,407$46,466
Durand3,346$53,703
Oakley212$40,000
Ovid1,657$52,784
Vernon838$52,404

Owosso Public Libraries

Shiawassee District Library
502 WEST MAIN STREET
Owosso, Michigan
(989) 725-5134

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Owosso Hospitals

Memorial Healthcare
(Non-profit)
826 West King Street

Owosso Public Schools

Bryant School
925 Hampton St
ZIP: 48867
(989) 723-4355
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Central School
600 West Oliver St
ZIP: 48867
(989) 723-2790
Primary
Total Enrollment 372
Emerson School
515 East Oliver St
ZIP: 48867
(989) 725-7361
Primary
Total Enrollment 525
Lincoln Alternative High School
645 Alger Street
ZIP: 48867
(989) 725-2839
High
Total Enrollment 120
Owosso High School
765 East North St
ZIP: 48867
(989) 723-8231
High
Total Enrollment 974
Owosso Middle School
219 North Water St
ZIP: 48867
(989) 723-3460
Middle
Total Enrollment 719
Shiawassee Resd - Student Learning Center - West
2261 South M 52
ZIP: 48867
(989) 743-3471
Other
Total Enrollment 156

Owosso Private Schools

Owosso Christian School
2100 N M 52
ZIP: 48867
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 16
Owosso Sda School
1215 Summit St
ZIP: 48867
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Salem Lutheran School
520 W Stewart St
ZIP: 48867
Elementary
Total Enrollment 65
Spring Vale Academy
4150 S M-52
ZIP: 48867
Secondary
Total Enrollment 44
St Paul School
718 W Main St
ZIP: 48867
Elementary
Total Enrollment 132
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