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Shields is in Saginaw County, in the Saginaw metro area.
The latitude of Shields is 43.415N. The longitude is -84.056W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 597 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,590.
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34% of Shields residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shields ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shields was $23,519, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Shields residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Shields, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $442. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $944.
Saginaw County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shields political report.
The average commute time for Shields workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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