Shepherd is a very small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,504 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Shepherd is the 411th largest community in Michigan.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Shepherd is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Shepherd is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Shepherd who work in office and administrative support (16.27%), teaching (11.46%), and sales jobs (10.61%).
Being a small village, Shepherd does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Shepherd is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.64% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Shepherd in 2010 was $26,005, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,020 for a family of four. However, Shepherd contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Shepherd home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shepherd residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Shepherd include German, Irish, English, Dutch, and French.
The most common language spoken in Shepherd is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.