Owosso, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 14,539 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.5%
 
Males: 7,260  (49.9%)
Females: 7,279  (50.1%)
Median resident age:

34.8 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 48867.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,850 (it was $32,576 in 2000)
Owosso:

$40,850
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,333 (it was $16,764 in 2000)

Owosso city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $110,154 (it was $80,300 in 2000)
Owosso:

$110,154
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $182,173; detached houses: $186,903; townhouses or other attached units: $33,002; in 2-unit structures: $156,287; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $7,043; mobile homes: $166,367; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $14,553

Median gross rent in 2017: $684.

March 2019 cost of living index in Owosso: 78.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.3%
(23.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 70.6% for Black residents, 24.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 74.7% for American Indian residents, 42.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 17.4% for other race residents, 43.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Owosso, MI (2017)
    • 13,52391.3%White alone
    • 7505.1%Hispanic
    • 3382.3%Two or more races
    • 790.5%Black alone
    • 540.4%American Indian alone
    • 100.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 50.03%Asian alone

Races in Owosso detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 130 registered sex offenders living in Owosso, Michigan as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Owosso is 114 to 1.


Crime rates in Owosso by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
17
(109.4)
23
(149.5)
16
(104.3)
8
(53.0)
17
(114.2)
11
(75.7)
12
(79.0)
13
(86.5)
16
(108.5)
23
(156.6)
23
(156.7)
14
(95.9)
23
(157.7)
8
(55.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
8
(51.5)
3
(19.5)
4
(26.1)
11
(72.9)
9
(60.5)
13
(89.5)
4
(26.3)
4
(26.6)
2
(13.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.6)
7
(47.9)
5
(34.3)
5
(34.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
57
(366.7)
52
(338.0)
55
(358.5)
39
(258.4)
48
(322.5)
61
(419.9)
55
(362.2)
43
(286.0)
37
(250.9)
61
(415.4)
54
(367.9)
47
(321.8)
51
(349.6)
63
(435.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
118
(759.1)
116
(754.0)
104
(677.9)
104
(689.0)
117
(786.0)
111
(764.1)
93
(612.5)
90
(598.6)
86
(583.2)
70
(476.7)
91
(619.9)
64
(438.2)
47
(322.2)
41
(283.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
525
(3,377)
501
(3,257)
568
(3,702)
492
(3,260)
575
(3,863)
464
(3,194)
384
(2,529)
400
(2,660)
339
(2,299)
291
(1,982)
282
(1,921)
240
(1,643)
194
(1,330)
119
(823.2)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
38
(244.5)
30
(195.0)
29
(189.0)
11
(72.9)
10
(67.2)
7
(48.2)
11
(72.4)
10
(66.5)
7
(47.5)
20
(136.2)
18
(122.6)
13
(89.0)
9
(61.7)
9
(62.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
14
(90.1)
6
(39.0)
9
(58.7)
1
(6.6)
2
(13.4)
4
(27.5)
4
(26.3)
4
(26.6)
3
(20.3)
2
(13.6)
3
(20.4)
8
(54.8)
3
(20.6)
2
(13.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)384.0391.7373.6300.4402.4356.5293.4301.3277.7331.9333.1272.6287.0199.6

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City-data.com crime index in Owosso, MI

Crime rate in Owosso detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 17 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.18
Michigan average:

1.66
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Ancestries: German (18.0%), English (12.3%), Irish (10.7%), American (9.7%), Polish (4.3%), European (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 4.95 square miles.

Population density: 2,937 people per square mile   (average).

Owosso, Michigan map

117 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,439 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,640 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Flint, MI (24.4 miles , pop. 124,943).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (68.9 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (196.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Middletown, MI (1.2 miles ),
Corunna, MI (1.7 miles ),
Henderson, MI (2.5 miles ),
Vernon, MI (2.9 miles ),
Bancroft, MI (3.2 miles ),
Oakley, MI (3.2 miles ),
Ovid, MI (3.2 miles ),
Morrice, MI (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 43.00 N, Longitude: 84.17 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -633 (-4.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,739 (39.4%)

Area code: 989

Distribution of median household income in Owosso, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Owosso, MI in 2017
Owosso satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 31 buildings, average cost: $63,800
  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $69,000
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $70,700
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $94,200
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $74,500
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $86,100
  • 2004: 22 buildings, average cost: $114,600
  • 2005: 35 buildings, average cost: $140,600
  • 2006: 32 buildings, average cost: $130,500
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $149,100
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $98,900
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $198,300
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $123,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Owosso, MI residents
Average permit cost in Owosso, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
Michigan:

4.4%
Historical population in Owosso, MI
Historical housing units in Owosso, MI
Most common industries in Owosso, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
  • Social assistance (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (14.1%)
  • Construction (12.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Educational services (4.2%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.5%)
  • Public administration (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.3%)
  • Educational services (10.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Social assistance (6.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Owosso, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)

Average climate in Owosso, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Owosso-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 60% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.9 miles away from the Owosso city center killed 116 people and injured 844 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.4 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Owosso-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 219.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 181.9 miles away from Owosso center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 170.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 331.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 186.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 369.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Shiawassee County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Owosso topographic map

Main business address for: SPORTS RESORTS INTERNATIONAL INC (MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS & ACCESSORIES), REPUBLIC BANCORP INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Owosso:

  • MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 826 WEST KING STREET)
  • MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE CENTER HOS (1488 NORTH M-52)
  • FMC DIALYSIS - OWOSSO (918 CORUNNA AVE)
  • MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE HOME HEALTH AGENCY (1488 NORTH M52)

Airports located in Owosso:

Amtrak station near Owosso:

  • 12 miles: DURAND (200 RAILROAD ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.

College/University in Owosso:

  • Baker College of Owosso (Full-time enrollment: 2,081; Location: 1020 S Washington St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.baker.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Owosso:

  • Kettering University (about 24 miles; Flint, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,044)
  • Michigan State University (about 25 miles; East Lansing, MI; FT enrollment: 41,736)
  • Baker College of Flint (about 25 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 3,877)
  • Baker College Center for Graduate Studies (about 25 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 3,405)
  • University of Michigan-Flint (about 25 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 6,284)
  • Mott Community College (about 26 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 7,394)
  • Lansing Community College (about 27 miles; Lansing, MI; FT enrollment: 12,822)

Public high schools in Owosso:

  • OWOSSO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,124, Location: 765 EAST NORTH ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • LINCOLN ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 645 ALGER STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • SHIAWASSEE RESD - STUDENT LEARNING CENTER - WEST (Location: 2261 SOUTH M 52, Grades: PK-12)

Private high schools in Owosso:

  • SPRING VALE ACADEMY (Students: 44, Location: 4150 S M-52, Grades: 7-12)
  • OWOSSO CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 16, Location: 2100 N M 52, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Owosso:

  • OWOSSO MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 592, Location: 219 NORTH WATER ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • BRYANT SCHOOL (Students: 422, Location: 925 HAMPTON ST, Grades: KG-5)
  • CENTRAL SCHOOL (Location: 600 WEST OLIVER ST, Grades: KG-5)
  • EMERSON SCHOOL (Location: 515 EAST OLIVER ST, Grades: KG-5)

Private elementary/middle schools in Owosso:

  • ST PAUL SCHOOL (Students: 132, Location: 718 W MAIN ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • SALEM LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 74, Location: 520 W STEWART ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • OWOSSO SDA SCHOOL (Students: 18, Location: 1215 SUMMIT ST, Grades: 4-8)
See full list of schools located in Owosso

Library in Owosso:

  • SHIAWASSEE DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $860,043; Location: 502 WEST MAIN STREET; 80,775 books; 2 e-books; 6,581 audio materials; 1,884 video materials; 17 local licensed databases; 210 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • First Church of God Academy, 2100 N M-52, Owosso, had a name change several years ago and is known as Owosso Christian School (same address).

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Owosso: Owosso Police Department (A), Owosso City Hall (B), Owosso City Fire Department (C), Baker College of Owosso Library (D), Baker Hall (E), Hoddy Hall (F), Kurtz Hall (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Owosso include: Calvary Baptist Church (A), Owosso Wesleyan Church (B), Trinity United Methodist Church (C), Grace Bible Church (D), Spiritual Episcopal Church (E), Victory Baptist Church (F), Bible Baptist Church of Owosso (G), Owosso Free Methodist Church (H), Salem Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Oak Hill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Hopkins Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Owosso include: Fayette Square Park (1), Bennet Field (2), Curwood Castle Park (3), Willman Field (4), Hugh Parker Field (5), Grand Avenue Park (6), Collamer Park (7), Bentley Park (8), Birthplace of Thomas Edmund Dewey Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Shiawassee Arts Council Gallery (Art Museums; 206 Curwood Castle Drive), FUNN City (Amusement & Theme Parks; 116 West Main Street), Curwood Festival Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 308 West Main Street Suite 209).

Court: Social Security Administration (1375 East M 21).

Birthplace of: Frederick Carl Frieseke - Impressionist painter, Thomas Dewey - (1902-1971), New York governor, Chester Brewer - Football, John Tomac - Racing cyclist, Alfred Hershey - Chemist, Bradlee Van Pelt - 2005 NFL player (Denver Broncos, born: Jul 3, 1980), Philip Brooks (American football) - Football coach, Rebekah Warren - Politician, Bill Grahame - Baseball player, Dan Hess - College basketball player (Western Michigan Broncos).

Shiawassee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Owosso and their reported violations in the past:

REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 412, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-16-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAR-16-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-29-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
OWOSSO BIG BOY (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
OWOSSO CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-09-2006), St Public Notif issued (JUN-12-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-07-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
HEALTH PARK BUILDING 100 (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
PERRY FAMILY PRACTICE CENTER (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
SATA TRANSPORTATION FACILITY (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Owosso that have no violations reported:

  • NORTHGATE WESLEYAN (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LOS CUATRO AMIGOS (Population served: 140, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • STATE RD. HEALTH SERVICES (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OWOSSO COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OREN (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • I.D.E.A. DRIVERS EDUCATION (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HEALING HAND CHIROPRACTIC (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LINDA'S HAPPY HOUR BAR (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MAPLE RIVER AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.3%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.6%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Owosso in 2010:

  • 328 people in college/university student housing
  • 41 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Owosso in 2000:

  • 88 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 26 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 22 people in other group homes
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 11 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Owosso (2011 data):

  • Chemical Bank: Owosso West Branch, Ow0ss0 South Branch, Owosso East Branch, Owosso Main Branch. Info updated 2010/07/30: Bank assets: $5,331.9 mil, Deposits: $4,367.1 mil, headquarters in Midland, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 146 total offices, Holding Company: Chemical Financial Corporation
  • Citizens Bank: Owosso Branch at 1345 North Shiawassee Street, branch established on 1888/01/01; Caledonia Township Branch at 1070 East Main Street, branch established on 1986/03/31. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $9,212.3 mil, Deposits: $7,452.0 mil, headquarters in Flint, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 220 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc.
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Owosso at 200 East Main Street, branch established on 1934/11/30. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Fifth Third Bank: Owosso Main Office Branch at 123 North Washington Street, branch established on 1891/01/22. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Owosso:

Marital status in Owosso, MI
  • Never married: 38.2%
  • Now married: 41.5%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

For population 25 years and over in Owosso:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Owosso
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Owosso, MI (based on Shiawassee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,14057
Catholic9,0095
Mainline Protestant4,35129
Other9588
None47,190-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Shiawassee County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
This county:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
This county:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
Here:

5.44 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.8%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.8%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.4%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.8%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Owosso:

47.3%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.0
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.6%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.5%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Owosso:

6.8
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Owosso:

35.2%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

57.2%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.6%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Owosso, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 19$87,949$55,5470$0
Firefighters 16$70,106$52,58011$269
Water Supply 10$34,678$41,6140$0
Streets and Highways 10$34,897$41,8760$0
Sewerage 9$29,969$39,9592$2,205
Other Government Administration 5$25,348$60,8357$350
Financial Administration 5$20,309$48,7421$784
Other and Unallocable 4$13,747$41,2410$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$9,828$58,9680$0
Police - Other 2$4,729$28,37418$6,736
Natural Resources 1$3,332$39,9840$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,325$39,9000$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$886
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 84$338,217$48,31741$11,230

Owosso government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $4,008,000 ($275.67)
    Financial Administration: $2,152,000 ($148.02)
    Regular Highways: $2,062,000 ($141.83)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,931,000 ($132.82)
    Police Protection: $1,841,000 ($126.62)
    General - Other: $571,000 ($39.27)
    Central Staff Services: $308,000 ($21.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $278,000 ($19.12)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $186,000 ($12.79)
    General Public Buildings: $81,000 ($5.57)
    Housing and Community Development: $48,000 ($3.30)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $126,000 ($8.67)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Transit Utilities: $71,000 ($4.88)
    Other - General - Other: $7,000 ($0.48)
    Other - Police Protection: $7,000 ($0.48)
    Other - Sewerage: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $3,000 ($0.21)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,726,000 ($325.06)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $88,000 ($6.05)

Owosso government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $6,091,000 ($418.94)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $5,000 ($0.34)
    Other: $3,000 ($0.21)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,535,000 ($105.58)
    Donations From Private Sources: $122,000 ($8.39)
    Special Assessments: $107,000 ($7.36)
    Fines and Forfeits: $102,000 ($7.02)
    Interest Earnings: $64,000 ($4.40)
    Rents: $32,000 ($2.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,038,000 ($140.17)
    Highways: $1,132,000 ($77.86)
  • Tax - Property: $3,816,000 ($262.47)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $262,000 ($18.02)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000 ($0.07)

Owosso government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,412,000 ($441.02)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,987,000 ($411.79)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $425,000 ($29.23)

Owosso government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,793,000 ($1155.03)

5.56% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,809 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
Michigan average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Genesee County, MI  1.12% ($37,113 average AGI)
from Ingham County, MI  0.83% ($40,558)
from Clinton County, MI  0.47% ($53,061)


5.48% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,710 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
Michigan average:

5.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Genesee County, MI  0.89% ($35,360 average AGI)
to Ingham County, MI  0.84% ($37,233)
to Clinton County, MI  0.54% ($45,787)
Businesses in Owosso, MI
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lane Furniture1
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Nike2
Burger King1Penske1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
FedEx2SAS Shoes1
Ford1Sprint Nextel1
GNC1Staples1
GameStop1Subway3
Goodwill2Taco Bell1
H&R Block2Tim Hortons1
Hardee's1True Value1
Home Depot1U-Haul1
JCPenney1UPS8
Jimmy John's1Vans2
Jones New York1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kroger1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Owosso:

  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WKAR (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTRX (1330 AM; 5 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFNT (1470 AM; 5 kW; FLINT, MI)
  • WILS (1320 AM; 5 kW; LANSING, MI)
  • WSGW (790 AM; 5 kW; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: NM LICENSING LLC)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Owosso:

  • WRSR (103.9 FM; OWOSSO, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKAR-FM (90.5 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLGH (88.1 FM; LEROY TOWNSHIP, MI; Owner: SUPERIOR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WHNN (96.1 FM; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFMK (99.1 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJSZ (92.5 FM; ASHLEY, MI; Owner: CURWOOD BROADCASTING COMPANY, CORP.)
  • WITL-FM (100.7 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUGN (99.7 FM; MIDLAND, MI; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC)
  • WKMY (92.1 FM; ST. JOHNS, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WFBE (95.1 FM; FLINT, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIOG (102.5 FM; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJIM-FM (97.5 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMMQ (94.9 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHZZ (101.7 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: THE MACDONALD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHMI-FM (93.5 FM; HOWELL, MI; Owner: THE LIVINGSTON RADIO COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Owosso:

  • WSMH (Channel 66; FLINT, MI; Owner: WSMH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WAQP (Channel 49; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WJRT-TV (Channel 12; FLINT, MI; Owner: FLINT LICENSE SUBSIDIARY CORP.)
  • WEYI-TV (Channel 25; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: WEYI BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKAR-TV (Channel 23; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, MICH. STATE UNIV.)
  • WLNS-TV (Channel 6; LANSING, MI; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF LANSING, INC.)
  • WNEM-TV (Channel 5; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W69BJ (Channel 69; LANSING, MI; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • W09CK (Channel 9; FLINT, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WFUM (Channel 28; FLINT, MI; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • WPXD (Channel 31; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WLAJ (Channel 53; LANSING, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WHTV (Channel 18; JACKSON, MI; Owner: SPARTAN-TV, L.L.C.)
  • WILX-TV (Channel 10; ONONDAGA, MI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W52CU (Channel 52; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: NTN/SAGINAW, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Owosso fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 125ft / 38.4mTotal length
  • $164,000Total costs
  • 73,839Total average daily traffic
  • 3,318Total average daily truck traffic
  • 98,241Total future (year 2005) average daily traffic
New bridges in Owosso, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Owosso, MI
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Owosso)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Owosso, MI)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 103 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Owosso)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Owosso)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 27 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 84. The highest number of fires - 166 took place in 2003, and the least - 27 in 2013. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Owosso, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (45.2%), and Outside Fires (38.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Owosso, MI
    • 64445.2%Structure Fires
    • 55138.7%Outside Fires
    • 16511.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 654.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Owosso, MI
Most common first names in Owosso, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John23375.4 years
Mary16780.0 years
Robert16269.8 years
William15875.7 years
George11877.6 years
Charles11674.2 years
James11371.2 years
Helen9780.2 years
Joseph9375.8 years
Frank8678.2 years
Most common last names in Owosso, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10974.8 years
Miller5576.4 years
Schultz3980.6 years
Brown3679.4 years
Harris3673.4 years
Johnson3074.4 years
Hall2975.6 years
Jones2978.1 years
White2776.5 years
Spencer2672.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Owosso, MI
  • 92.1%Utility gas
  • 5.2%Electricity
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Owosso, MI
  • 70.2%Utility gas
  • 25.8%Electricity
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel


Owosso compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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