Shepherd, Michigan Population 2020

1,489

Shepherd is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 1,489, it is the 296th largest city in Michigan and the 8733rd largest city in the United States. Shepherd is currently declining at a rate of -0.07% annually and its population has decreased by -1.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,515 in 2010. Shepherd reached it's highest population of 1,516 in 2011. Spanning over 1 miles, Shepherd has a population density of 1,556 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shepherd is $55,668 with a poverty rate of 14.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $599 per month, and the median house value is $108,800. The median age in Shepherd is 42.9 years, 42.5 years for males, and 43.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.5 males.

Shepherd Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Shepherd was:

  • White: 93.83%
  • Two or more races: 3.08%
  • Native American: 1.94%
  • Black or African American: 1.14%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Shepherd, Michigan is 1,489, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,491.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,515.

Shepherd, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,40093.83%
Two or More Races463.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native291.94%
Black or African American171.14%

Shepherd Population Pyramid 2020

Shepherd Median Age

42.9


Total

42.5


Male

43.4


Female

Shepherd Adults

There are 1,214 adults, (256 of whom are seniors) in Shepherd.

Shepherd Age Dependency

55.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29

Child Dependency Ratio

Shepherd Sex Ratio

Female

744

49.87%

Male

748

50.13%

Shepherd Households and Families

Shepherd Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Shepherd Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married93.8%6.2%
Male69.6%30.4%
All69.1%30.9%
Non Family51.1%48.9%
Female48.9%51.1%

69.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6662.2369.1
Married2752.8193.8
Non Family2741.2451.1
Female943.2348.9
Male23369.6

2.8

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

8.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Shepherd Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade343.10%
9th to 12th Grade282.55%
High School Graduate36233.03%
Some College25823.54%
Associates Degree11810.77%
Bachelors Degree19617.88%
Graduate Degree1009.12%

Shepherd Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,032970289
Multiple Races27274
Hispanic2626
Native American1515
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%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,652$36,953$32,679
Less Than High School$46,563$$
High School Grad$25,536$$27,143
Some College$35,625$43,438$27,250
Bachelors Degree$30,179$27,917$32,500
Graduate Degree$60,250$76,250$55,625

$35,652

Average Earnings

$36,953

Average Male

$32,679

Average Female

Shepherd Language

Shepherd Language by Age

Shepherd Language

98.53% of Shepherd residents speak only English, while 1.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.05% of the population.

Shepherd Poverty

Shepherd Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,36018713.75%
Hispanic401537.50%
Black171376.47%

14.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.07%

Male Poverty Rate

13.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shepherd

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shepherd is Black, with 76.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shepherd is White, with 13.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.40%.

Name Poverty
High School22.65%
Less Than High School16.13%
Some College9.57%
Bachelors or Greater5.07%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed48.15%
Female Unemployed15.79%
Male Employed7.56%
Female Employed6.81%

Shepherd Income

Shepherd Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$46,875$55,668
Families$59,722$67,434
Married Families$72,125-
Non Families$27,083$35,629

Shepherd Marital Status

Shepherd Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

44.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Shepherd Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Shepherd Marital Status by Race

Shepherd Veterans

111

Number of Veterans

105

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam40
First Gulf War33
Korea11
Second Gulf War10
World War II3
Age Group Veterans
35 to 5439
65 to 7434
75+21
55 to 649
18 to 348
Name Veterans % of Total
White1119.50%
Hispanic311.54%

$Shepherd Veterans by Education

3.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shepherd Employment Status

60.7%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Shepherd Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

90.35%

Born in Michigan

99.13%

Native Born

0.87%

Foreign Born

0.34%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.13% of Shepherd residents were born in the United States, with 90.35% having been born in Michigan. 0.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,489-1-0.07%
20191,490-1-0.07%
20181,491-7-0.47%
20171,498-1-0.07%
20161,49950.33%
20151,494-4-0.27%
20141,498-14-0.93%
20131,512-3-0.20%
20121,515-1-0.07%
20111,51690.60%
20101,5070.00%