Shields, Michigan Population 2024

7,320

Shields is a city located in Saginaw County Michigan. Shields has a 2024 population of 7,320. Shields is currently declining at a rate of -0.84% annually but its population has increased by 0.26% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,301 in 2020.

The average household income in Shields is $93,313 with a poverty rate of 13%. The median age in Shields is 48.6 years: 47.1 years for males, and 51.7 years for females.

Shields Demographics

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

  • White: 95.1%
  • Two or more races: 2.83%
  • Asian: 1.13%
  • Other race: 0.71%
  • Black or African American: 0.16%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
7.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
929.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.26% (19)
The current population of Shields, Michigan is 7,320 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,301.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,07995.1%
Two or more races2112.83%
Asian841.13%
Other race530.71%
Black or African American120.16%
Native American50.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Shields Population by Race

Shields Population Pyramid 2024

Shields Median Age

48.6

Total

47.1

Male

51.7

Female

Shields Adults

There are 6,164 adults, (2,086 of whom are seniors) in Shields.

Shields Age Dependency

82.5

Age Dependency Ratio

51.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Shields Sex Ratio

Female3,89552.32%
Male3,54947.68%

Shields Population by Age

Shields Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,1252.3484.915.1
Married1,6442.8596.73.3
Non Family9491.1973.926.1
Female3622.8861.638.4
Male1702.7482.917.1

2.78

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

84.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Shields Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1963.5%
Associates Degree82014.65%
Bachelors Degree89015.9%
Graduate Degree66111.81%
High School Graduate1,76831.59%
Less Than 9th Grade1923.43%
Some College1,07019.12%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Shields Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shields Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White5,2684,9011,454
2+ Races16715643
Hispanic15514572
Other Race53530
Asian35350
Black550
Native American550

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 46.45%.

Shields Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$66,912$72,500$64,333
Graduate Degree$76,518$112,663$72,604
High School Graduate$32,130$0$32,222
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$50,353$52,958$47,346
Some College$48,309$66,750$37,621

$50,353

Average Earnings

$52,958

Average Male

$47,346

Average Female

Shields Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shields Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Shields Language

90.82% of Shields residents speak only English, while 9.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 8.3% of the population.

Shields Language

Shields Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,75676311.29%
Hispanic2937425.26%
Multiple2076129.47%
Asian844958.33%
Other531018.87%

13%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.7%

Male Poverty Rate

15.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shields

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shields is Asian, with 58.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shields is White, with 11.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.71%.

Shields Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School12.7%
Some College7.49%
Less Than 9th Grade1.88%
Bachelors or Greater0.91%

Shields Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed44.44%
Female Employed7.37%
Male Employed5.93%
Female Unemployed0%

Shields Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shields Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$94,279$105,559
Households$80,861$93,313
Married Families$103,333$-999,999,999
Non Families$39,176$61,237

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Shields Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.7%

Male Marriage Rate

52.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Shields Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Shields 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.

Shields Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Shields Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

402

Number of Veterans

384

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam206
First Gulf War66
Korea34
Second Gulf War19
World War II0

Shields Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74181
75+101
35 to 5489
55 to 6431
18 to 340

Shields Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4026.89%

Shields Veterans by Race

Shields Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shields Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.4%

Labor Force Participation

53.2%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Shields Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Shields Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Shields Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

83.38%

Born in Shields

94.49%

Native Born

5.51%

Foreign Born

0.05%

Non Citizen

5.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.49% of Shields residents were born in the United States, with 83.38% having been born in Michigan. 0.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Shields Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20247,320-62-0.84%
20237,382-62-0.83%
20227,444-62-0.83%
20217,5062052.81%
20207,3011,35622.81%
20195,945-48-0.8%
20185,993320.54%
20175,961-127-2.09%
20166,088-104-1.68%
20156,192-238-3.7%
20146,430-64-0.99%
20136,494-46-0.7%
20126,540-79-1.19%
20116,619320.49%
20106,58700%

Shields Population by Year