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Population in 2010: 6,587. Population change since 2000: -0.0%
Males: 3,054  (46.4%)
Females: 3,533  (53.6%)

Median resident age:  46.6 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 48609.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,977 (it was $49,859 in 2000)
Shields:

$47,977
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,611

Shields CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $112,618 (it was $101,400 in 2000)
Shields:

$112,618
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $142,071; Detached houses: $146,572; Townhouses or other attached units: $171,893; In 2-unit structures: $123,570; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $80,008; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $99,952; Mobile homes: $15,096

Median gross rent in 2012: $763.

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  • White alone - 5,969 (90.2%)
  • Hispanic - 310 (4.7%)
  • Two or more races - 154 (2.3%)
  • Black alone - 111 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 74 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.02%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Shields: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (30.0%), Irish (11.2%), English (10.9%), Polish (8.8%), French (4.7%), United States (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 595 feet

Land area: 6.54 square miles.

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

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For population 25 years and over in Shields:

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shields CDP:

  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

103 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.6%
Michigan:  6.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,021 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,841 (1.9%)

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: -656 (-10.0%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 412 (15.1%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 989

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.2%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (3%)

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Average climate in Shields, Michigan

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Tornado activity:

Shields-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 89% 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 above Michigan state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shields:

  • Saginaw Valley State University (about 9 miles; University Center, MI; Full-time enrollment: 7,661)
  • Delta College (about 11 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 4,934)
  • Northwood University (about 18 miles; Midland, MI; FT enrollment: 2,678)
  • Baker College of Owosso (about 31 miles; Owosso, MI; FT enrollment: 2,293)
  • Kettering University (about 34 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 2,047)
  • University of Michigan-Flint (about 34 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 4,638)
  • Mott Community College (about 35 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 4,343)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 26.7. This is about average.
City:

26.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.18. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.18
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.0%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.8% for Black residents, 1.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 19.6% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Shields, MI

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 compared to Michigan state average:

Shields, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Shields travel time to work - commute


Shields mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.48%
Here49.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Adherents40.6%16.9%8.3%6.9%5.7%
Congregations16.8%8.4%1.7%6.7%6.7%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA) The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents4.7%2.2%2.1%1.2%11.5%
Congregations10.1%5.0%3.4%2.8%38.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 42
This county:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

2.72 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

10.6%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.7%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Saginaw County:

14.0%
State:

13.4%

3.53% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,020 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.53%
Michigan average:

5.24%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($190 average AGI)
Saginaw County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Bay County, MI  0.45% ($41,723 average AGI)
from Genesee County, MI  0.41% ($37,659)
from Tuscola County, MI  0.23% ($32,709)


4.93% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,987 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.93%
Michigan average:

5.98%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($166 average AGI)
Saginaw County:

0.03%
Michigan average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Bay County, MI  0.47% ($35,320 average AGI)
to Genesee County, MI  0.41% ($31,616)
to Midland County, MI  0.29% ($38,040)

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

Businesses in Shields, MI

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