Shepherd, Michigan Population 2021

1,478
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Shepherd is a city located in Isabella County Michigan. With a 2020 population of 1,478, it is the 296th largest city in Michigan and the 8769th largest city in the United States . Shepherd is currently declining at a rate of -0.27% annually and its population has decreased by -2.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,515 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Shepherd has a population density of 1,544 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shepherd is $60,193 with a poverty rate of 11.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $635 per month, and the median house value is $115,500. The median age in Shepherd is 40.3 years, 42.3 years for males, and 39 years for females.

Shepherd Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Shepherdwas:

  • White: 93.58%
  • Two or more races: 3.28%
  • Native American: 1.74%
  • Black or African American: 1.40%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Shepherd, Michigan is 1,478 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,478.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,515.

Shepherd, Michigan Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,39993.58%
Two or More Races493.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native261.74%
Black or African American211.40%
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Shepherd Population by Race

Shepherd Population Pyramid $2021

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Shepherd Median Age

40.3


Total

42.3


Male

39


Female

Shepherd Adults

There are 1,141 adults, (218 of whom are seniors) in Shepherd.

Shepherd Age Dependency

62

Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Shepherd Sex Ratio

Female

803

53.71%

Male

692

46.29%

Shepherd Population by Age

Shepherd Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shepherd Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family54.5%45.5%
Female54.7%45.3%
Male69.6%30.4%
All71.4%28.6%
Married88.7%11.3%

71.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shepherd Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5952.571.4
Married2843.0788.7
Non Family2021.2154.5
Female863.5154.7
Male233.0469.6

3.04

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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Shepherd Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade373.63%
9th to 12th Grade242.36%
High School Graduate33733.07%
Some College24323.85%
Associates Degree11311.09%
Bachelors Degree18117.76%
Graduate Degree848.24%
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Shepherd Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shepherd Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White963902258
2+ Races28284
Hispanic1919
Native American1313
Black333

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

Shepherd Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,803$39,297$30,909
Less Than 9th Grade$44,375$$
High School Graduate$25,625$26,250$25,357
Some College$35,000$47,875$26,442
Bachelors Degree$31,838$35,417$30,417
Graduate Degree$60,938$64,167$57,917

$34,803

Average Earnings

$39,297

Average Male

$30,909

Average Female

Shepherd Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shepherd Language by Age

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Shepherd Language

99.22% of Shepherd residents speak only English, while 0.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.35% of the population.

Shepherd Language

Shepherd Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,3621369.99%
Hispanic422252.38%
Black211466.67%

11.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.63%

Male Poverty Rate

10.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shepherd

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shepherd is Black, with 66.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shepherd is White, with 9.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.71%.

Shepherd Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.23%
High School19.88%
Some College5.62%
Bachelors or Greater4.53%

Shepherd Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed44.44%
Female Employed4.86%
Male Employed4.70%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Shepherd Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shepherd Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,908$60,193
Families$65,446$69,954
Married Families$77,500-
Non Families$29,375$36,543
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Income by Household Type

Shepherd Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Shepherd Married by Age and Sex

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Shepherd Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Shepherd Marital Status by Race

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Shepherd Marital Status

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103

Number of Veterans

96

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam42
First Gulf War27
Korea13
Second Gulf War13
World War II3

Shepherd Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7434
35 to 5433
75+22
55 to 6411
18 to 343

Shepherd Veterans by Age

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Shepherd Veterans by Race

Shepherd Veterans by Education

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3.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shepherd Veterans by Education

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63%

Labor Force Participation

60.5%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Shepherd Employment by Age

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Shepherd Employment by Race

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Shepherd Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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89.90%

Born in Shepherd

99.00%

Native Born

1.00%

Foreign Born

0.40%

Non Citizen

0.60%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.00% of Shepherd residents were born in the United States, with 89.90% having been born in Michigan. 0.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Shepherd Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,478-4-0.27%
20201,482-4-0.27%
20191,486-4-0.27%
20181,490-8-0.53%
20171,498-1-0.07%
20161,49950.33%
20151,494-6-0.40%
20141,500-12-0.79%
20131,512-3-0.20%
20121,515-1-0.07%
20111,51690.60%
20101,5070.00%

Shepherd Population by Year