Shepherd is a very small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,507 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Shepherd is the 411th largest community in Michigan.
Unlike some villages, Shepherd isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Shepherd are a mix 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 (13.43%), sales jobs (10.17%), and teaching (9.78%).
As is often the case in a small village, Shepherd doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The population of Shepherd overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Shepherd, 22.71% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Shepherd in 2010 was $23,590, 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 $94,360 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 English, Irish, Dutch, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Shepherd is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.