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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Shields is a town in Michigan with a population of 5,961. Shields is in Saginaw County. Living in Shields offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Shields and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Shields are highly rated.
About Shields...
Population
5,961

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$114,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$684
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Shields

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,472
National
$55,322
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Shields Reviews

3 reviews
Bad; simply only because small businesses open up in my small town in Saginaw County and they do not stay open for long because people don't seem to see their building off from the main road.
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As of right now, I work for the County of Saginaw. It's great. I love working with the people here.
I like it,not enough neighborhood fun