Shields, Michigan

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Population in 2010: 6,587. Population change since 2000: -0.0%
Males: 3,242  (49.2%)
Females: 3,345  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  45.1 years
Michigan median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 48609.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $52,087 (it was $49,859 in 2000)
Shields:

$52,087
MI:

$48,273

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,732 (it was $23,519 in 2000)

Shields CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $115,715 (it was $101,400 in 2000)
Shields:

$115,715
MI:

$117,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $113,459; Detached houses: $115,235; Townhouses or other attached units: $201,754; In 2-unit structures: $64,875; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $100,831; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $74,567; Mobile homes: $41,192; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $30,930

Median gross rent in 2013: $699.

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  • Races in Shields, MI (2010)

    Shields races chart
    • 6,11692.8%White alone
    • 2844.3%Hispanic
    • 711.1%Black alone
    • 520.8%Asian alone
    • 500.8%Two or more races
    • 140.2%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Shields: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (31.1%), Irish (11.5%), English (9.0%), Polish (8.9%), French (4.3%), United States (3.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 595 feet

Land area: 6.54 square miles.

Population density: 1,007 people per square mile   (low).

Shields,MI real estate house value index trend

Shields, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Shields:

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shields CDP:

  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 51.7%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

130 residents are foreign born (0.5% Asia, 0.3% Europe).

This place:

2.0%
Michigan:

6.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,003 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,818 (1.7%)

Shields satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Saginaw, MI (6.2 miles , pop. 61,799).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (86.6 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (213.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Saginaw Township South, MI (1.7 miles ), Saginaw Township North, MI (2.1 miles ), Saginaw, MI (2.5 miles ), Carrollton, MI (2.7 miles ), Freeland, MI (2.8 miles ), Hemlock, MI (2.8 miles ), Buena Vista, MI (2.9 miles ), Zilwaukee, MI (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 43.42 N, Longitude: 84.07 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -972 (-15.1%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 434 (14.7%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 989

Shields household income distribution Shields home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.1%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Shields: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Shields, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Shields-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 27% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.7 miles away from the Shields place 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 34.6 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Shields-area historical earthquake activity is near Michigan state average. It is 88% 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 230.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 194.5 miles away from Shields center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 199.8 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 195.1 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 360.6 miles away from Shields 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 397.0 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 Saginaw County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Shields topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Shields:

  • ARC VISTA HOME CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; SAGINAW, MI)
  • SOUTHERN CARE SAGINAW (Hospital, about 3 miles away; SAGINAW, MI)
  • HEALTHSOURCE SAGINAW, INC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SAGINAW, MI)
  • SAGINAW COMMUNITY HOSP ICF (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SAGINAW, MI)
  • MAGNUMCARE OF SAGINAW, LLC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SAGINAW, MI)
  • SAGINAW GERIATRICS HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SAGINAW, MI)
  • SAGINAW SENIOR CARE AND REHAB CENTER, L L C (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SAGINAW, MI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shields:

  • Delta College (about 11 miles; University Center, MI; Full-time enrollment: 7,480)
  • Saginaw Valley State University (about 11 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 9,021)
  • Northwood University-Michigan (about 18 miles; Midland, MI; FT enrollment: 2,763)
  • Baker College of Owosso (about 31 miles; Owosso, MI; FT enrollment: 2,081)
  • Kettering University (about 34 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 2,044)
  • University of Michigan-Flint (about 34 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 6,284)
  • Mott Community College (about 35 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 7,394)

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Notable locations in Shields: Paines Station (A), Swan Valley Golf Course (B), Thomas Township Police Department (C), Thomas Township Library (D), Thomas Township Fire Department Station 1 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Shields include: Community Baptist Church (A), Ascension Lutheran Church (B), Holy Spirit Catholic Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Shields include: Day Park (1), Shields Men's Club Park (2), Roberts Community Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Saginaw County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 41.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

41.6
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.76. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.76
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 4.4%
(3.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.6% for Black residents, 1.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.9%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.5%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Shields in 2010:

  • 93 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Shields in 2000:

  • 106 people in nursing homes
  • 60 people in halfway houses
  • 10 people in religious group quarters
  • 5 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Shields, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Shields compared to Michigan state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Michigan average:

11.0

Shields travel time to work - commute Shields mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Shields CDP (based on Saginaw County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic35,87329
Evangelical Protestant30,990102
Mainline Protestant13,47747
Black Protestant10,05328
Other1,3239
Orthodox3501
None108,103-
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: 42
Saginaw County:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 45
Saginaw County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
Saginaw County:

2.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 99
Here:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.6%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Saginaw County:

33.7%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.0%
State:

13.4%

3.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,455 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.72%
Michigan average:

5.09%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($175 average AGI)
Saginaw County:

0.02%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bay County, MI  0.49% ($29,134 average AGI)
from Genesee County, MI  0.39% ($29,329)
from Midland County, MI  0.27% ($46,252)


4.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,355 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.54%
Michigan average:

5.58%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($81 average AGI)
Saginaw County:

0.02%
Michigan average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bay County, MI  0.44% ($33,122 average AGI)
to Genesee County, MI  0.43% ($34,867)
to Midland County, MI  0.25% ($40,135)

Strongest AM radio stations in Shields:

  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WMAX (1440 AM; 5 kW; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: AM MEDIA SERVICES, L.L.C.)
  • WSGW (790 AM; 5 kW; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: NM LICENSING LLC)
  • WSAM (1400 AM; 1 kW; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: THE MACDONALD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKNX (1250 AM; 1 kW; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: FRANKENMUTH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • 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.)
  • WKAR (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shields:

  • WKCQ (98.1 FM; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: THE MACDONALD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIOG (102.5 FM; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WILZ (104.5 FM; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGER (106.3 FM; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: NM LICENSING LLC)
  • WHNN (96.1 FM; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTLZ (107.1 FM; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: NM LICENSING LLC)
  • WUGN (99.7 FM; MIDLAND, MI; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC)
  • WTCF (100.5 FM; CARROLLTON, MI; Owner: NM LICENSING LLC)
  • WCEN-FM (94.5 FM; HEMLOCK, MI; Owner: NM LICENSING LLC)
  • WUCX-FM (90.1 FM; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WEEG (97.3 FM; ESSEXVILLE, MI; Owner: THE MACDONALD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTRK (89.1 FM; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: BEYOND THE BAY MEDIA GROUP)
  • WKQZ (93.3 FM; MIDLAND, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRSR (103.9 FM; OWOSSO, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRCL (93.7 FM; FRANKENMUTH, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF FLINT, INC.)
  • WJSZ (92.5 FM; ASHLEY, MI; Owner: CURWOOD BROADCASTING COMPANY, CORP.)
  • WYLZ (100.9 FM; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWBN (101.5 FM; TUSCOLA, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF FLINT, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Shields:

  • WNEM-TV (Channel 5; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WJRT-TV (Channel 12; FLINT, MI; Owner: FLINT LICENSE SUBSIDIARY CORP.)
  • W68DH (Channel 68; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WSMH (Channel 66; FLINT, MI; Owner: WSMH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WAQP (Channel 49; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • W22CC (Channel 22; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • W69DW (Channel 69; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: NTN/SAGINAW, INC.)
  • WEYI-TV (Channel 25; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: WEYI BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WDCQ-TV (Channel 19; UNIVERSITY CENTER, MI; Owner: DELTA COLLEGE)
  • W58CW (Channel 58; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WCMU-TV (Channel 14; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • W09CK (Channel 9; FLINT, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • W15BP (Channel 15; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WUHO-LP (Channel 57; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • W52CU (Channel 52; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: NTN/SAGINAW, INC.)
  • W46CR (Channel 46; SAGINAW/MIDLAND, MI; Owner: YONEIDE S. DINZEY)
  • WXON-LP (Channel 54; FLINT, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Shields)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SAGINAW W., 4570 Lawndale Ave. (Saginaw West - 050653) (Lat: 43.474167 Lon: -84.032222), Type: Mast, Structure height: 44.8 m, Overall height: 47.2 m, Call Sign: WQIT988
    Assigned Frequencies: 11215.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/13/2008, Expiration Date: 05/13/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/13/2009, Certifier: William Chastain
    Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 11275 Shumaker (Lat: 43.405000 Lon: -84.136361), Overall height: 78.6 m, Call Sign: KNKO294
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.337 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/07/2004, Expiration Date: 06/22/2014, Certifier: J. Roy Pottle
    Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, Nw, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED24$98,47914$91,33091$114,8367$29,5261$487,4902$77,9901$8,410
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$47,2906$131,1180$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$86,9453$94,47328$129,0233$64,4430$01$23,9101$44,680
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$127,7852$89,13010$124,5942$21,8300$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$03$158,7830$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0120.01 , 0120.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$132,5403$167,1370$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$264,3801$144,6100$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$88,2200$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$77,3100$01$77,310

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0120.01 , 0120.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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