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Owosso is a city in Shiawassee County.

The community was named after Ojibway chief
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Owosso. For links to other places called Owosso, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Owosso is 42.997N. The longitude is -84.176W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 728 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,471.


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Median household income
Local
$32,576
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Owosso demographic reports
Owosso is on the Shiawassee River
Former and merged names include:
· Big Rapids
· Owasso
Former lumber town
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 46. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Thomas E. Dewey, political leader
Local festivals include:
  • Curwood Festival - June 7-10, 2007
  • Jazz & Art Festival - June 30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Owosso web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Michigan State Trust for Railway Preservation, Curwood Castle
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Owosso demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Shiawassee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48867 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

26% of Owosso residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Owosso ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Owosso was $16,764, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Owosso residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Owosso, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $402.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $767.


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Libraries in Owosso include Shiawassee District Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Owosso include Owosso Argus-Press, Owosso Independent

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Shiawassee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Owosso political report.

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The average commute time for Owosso workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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