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Shiawassee County
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Shiawassee County is located in the southeastern part of the state, traversed by I-69. The county contains 540 square miles and is the 65th largest in the state. The county seat is Corunna. Shiawassee County is largely agricultural with 70 percent of the land in farms. Soybeans and sweet corn are two of the major crops. Manufactured products include plastics, non-electrical machinery, motors and generators, and electrical equipment. Hunting, fishing, boating, and other outdoor recreation activities are available in abundance.



General Data


 DISTANCE  MILES  KM
Chicago 240 386
Cleveland 250 402
Detroit 80 128
Indianapolis 300 482
Lansing 30 48

 YEARS
POPULATION  
 1970  63,075
 1980  71,140
 1990  69,770
 2000  71,687
Source:Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data, 2000


WORKFORCE  
 LABOR 2000
 Total Workforce 37,375 
 Number Employed 35,825 
 Number Unemployed 1,550 
 Unemployment Rate 4.1 
Source:Michigan Employment Service Agency, 2000


CHARACTERISTICS OF LABOR FORCE  
 LABOR 1990
 Workers 16 years and over 30,973 
 Percentage who work outside of county 46.3% 
 Percentage who work at home 3.2% 
Source:U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census of Population and Housing, 1990


EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENTS  
 CLASSIFACTION 1990
 Persons 25 years of age or older 43,097 
 Percentage with high school diploma 78.7% 
 Percentage with bachelor's degree 10.31% 
Source:U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census of Population and Housing, 1990

TRANSPORTATION
ACCESS TO MARKETS
Main Highways I-69, M-13, M-21, M-52, M-71
Bus Lines Indian Trails
Truck Lines 34
Rail Lines Grand Trunk Western, Tuscola & Saginaw Bay
Ports Bay City (40 mi-Lake Huron); Port Huron (94 mi-St. Clair River)
Airports Bishop (Genesee Co.); Capital City (Clinton Co.); Owosso Community Airport
Airlines American Eagle, Continental, Northwest Airlink, Piedmont
Source: MI State Transportation Commission, 1995


Economy




PERSONAL INCOME (In Thousands of Dollars)
Components by Type 1996 1997 1998 1999
Personal income 1,376,953 1,437,246 1,453,600 1,523,619
Nonfarm personal income 1,378,240 1,433,910 1,454,006 1,514,838
Farm income -1,287 3,336 -406 8,781
Population (number of persons) 72,235 72,318 72,489 72,346
Per capita personal income (dollars) 19,062 19,874 20,053 21,060
Components by Industry 1996 1997 1998 1999
Farm Earnings -1,287 3,336 -406 8,781
Non-Farm Earnings 553,642 593,359 605,475 632,560
Private Earnings 433,720 468,534 484,066 507,811
Ag. serv., forestry, fishing, and other 0 0 3,015 3,377
Mining 0 0 2,916 3,039
Construction 34,984 37,980 40,155 42,944
Manufacturing 125,862 131,464 130,806 136,769
   Durable goods 89,285 96,229 90,427 93,307
Transportation and public utilities 32,322 36,629 37,393 36,917
Wholesale trade 24,726 25,861 27,702 27,265
Retail trade 67,016 69,099 70,462 82,006
Finance, insurance, and real estate 27,202 33,647 34,281 28,236
Services 118,096 130,053 137,336 147,258
Government and government enterprises 119,922 124,825 121,409 124,749
   Federal, civilian 7,407 7,107 7,488 7,459
   Military 1,967 1,894 1,820 1,887
   State and local 110,548 115,824 112,101 115,403
Source:Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, Issued May 2001


EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY (Number of Jobs)
Components by Type 1996 1997 1998 1999
Total Employment 26,897 27,327 27,567 28,500
Wage and Salary Employment 19,806 20,070 20,210 20,996
Proprietor's employment 7,091 7,257 7,357 7,504
Farm Employment 1,269 1,203 1,186 1,220
Non-Farm Employment 25,628 26,124 26,381 27,280
Components by Industry 1996 1997 1998 1999
Private 21,895 22,308 22,571 23,363
   Ag. serv., forestry, fishing, and other 0 0 323 340
   Mining 0 0 147 141
   Construction 1,562 1,731 1,730 1,749
   Manufacturing 4,092 4,010 4,091 4,275
   Transportation and public utilities 1,068 1,045 1,024 951
   Wholesale trade 897 914 952 994
   Retail trade 5,596 5,487 5,310 5,756
   Finance, insurance, and real estate 1,427 1,599 1,644 1,468
   Services 6,830 7,074 7,350 7,689
Government and government enterprises 3,733 3,816 3,810 3,917
   Federal, civilian 156 142 144 141
   Military 164 155 144 142
   State and local 3,413 3,519 3,522 3,634
Source:Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Labor, Issued May 2001

EARNING LEVELS/LABOR RATES AVERAGE HOURLY RATES
CLASSIFICATION MINIMUM* MAXIMUM
Applications Software Specialist 7.00 12.25
Assembler - Light 4.50 8.00
Drafter (CAD) 6.00 12.75
Electrician - Industrial 7.75 14.25
Electronic Technician 6.50 11.00
Forklift Operator 5.00 9.00
General Office Clerk 4.50 8.50
General Laborer 4.50 8.00
Injection Molding Machinist 5.00 8.50
Machine Operator 5.00 9.50
Machinist 6.25 11.50
Mechanical Engineer 11.50 19.00
Production Manager/Supervisor 7.50 12.50
Quality Control Technician 7.50 12.25
Sales - Non-Technical 6.00 10.00
Secretary 4.75 10.00
Tool and Die Maker 8.00 14.75
Word Processor/Typist 4.50 9.50
Source: 1996 Survey of the Michigan Employment Security Commission
*This survey was done in 1996, before the hourly minimum wage was increased to $5.15 in September 1997.

PRINCIPLE EMPLOYERS
MANUFACTURING EMPLOYERS
SIC FIRM LOCATION EMPLOYEES PRODUCT
3714 Kenco Plastics Inc Corunna 500 Automotive plastic parts
3621 MagneTek Inc Owosso 350 Fractional HP prec elec motors
3679 Toledo Commutator Owosso 280 Commutators, slip rings, springs
2514 Woodard Inc Owosso 250 Metal indoor & outdoor furniture
3089 Regal Plastics Co Inc Owosso 220 Plastic injection molding
3714 E M P Owosso 200 Automotive parts
3714 Mitchell Corp & Manufacturing Owosso 200 Automobile seats, door panels
3714 Machine Tool & Gear Inc Corunna 200 Auto parts, spindles, axle shafts
3621 Motor Products-Owosso Corp Owosso 200 Perm magnet & fract HP mtrs
3559 Simplicity Engineering Inc Durand 160 Specialized industrial machinery
3541 Charmilles Technologies Mfg Owosso 150 Standard EDM machinery
3089 Kenco Plastics Inc Owosso 125 Automotive plastic prdts
2653 Georgia-Pacific Corp Owosso 118 Corrugated shipping containers
3429 Vaungarde Inc Owosso 105 Molded plastic auto fascia parts
3599 Midwest Bus Co Owosso 100 Transit coach rebuilding
3089 Becker Manufacturing Inc Owosso 95 Plastic injection molded prdts
3089 Nero Plastics Inc Owosso 85 Custom molded fiberglass prdts
3366 Michigan Sintered Metals Inc Owosso 80 Brass, copper & bronze casting
3714 G & L Owosso Trim Owosso 75 Automobile interior door panels
3564 Met-Pro Corp/Duall Div Owosso 74 Air handling systems
Source: Harris Publishing Company, 1998 Industrial Directory

OTHER MAJOR EMPLOYERS
SIC FIRM LOCATION EMPLOYEES PRODUCT
8062 Memorial Healthcare Center Owosso 800 Health care
9121 County of Shiawassee Corunna 300 Legislative bodies
8211 Owosso Schools Owosso 300 School/education
5411 Meijer Corunna 275 Grocery store
8059 Durand Convalescent Center Durand 160 Nursing/personal care
8211 Shiawassee RESD Corunna 160 School/education
8211 Baker College Owosso 150 School/education
8211 Durand Schools Durand 125 School/education
8211 Corunna Schools Corunna 120 School/education
5399 Walmart Owosso 120 General merchandise
Source: Local County Economic Development Contact


NUMBER OF ESTABLISHMENTS
Type of Service 1999
Total 1310
    Forestry, fishing, hunting, and agriculture support 2
    Mining 3
    Utilities 1
    Construction 185
    Manufacturing 79
      Beverage & tobacco product mfg 1
      Textile mills 1
      Textile product mills 1
      Apparel manufacturing 1
      Leather & allied product mfg 1
      Wood product mfg 1
      Paper mfg 2
      Printing & related support activities 8
      Plastics & rubber products mfg 11
      Nonmetallic mineral product mfg 7
      Fabricated metal product mfg 10
      Machinery mfg 15
      Computer & electronic product mfg 1
      Electrical equip, appliance & component mfg 4
      Transportation equipment mfg 6
      Furniture & related product mfg 2
      Miscellaneous mfg 7
    Wholesale trade 61
    Retail trade 242
    Transportation & warehousing 37
    Information 19
      Publishing industries 1
      Motion picture & sound recording industries 3
      Broadcasting & telecommunications 10
      Information & data processing services 5
    Finance & insurance 60
    Real estate & rental & leasing 36
    Professional, scientific & technical services 81
    Management of companies & enterprises 4
    Admin, support, waste mgt, remediation services 48
    Educational services 6
    Health care and social assistance 132
    Arts, entertainment & recreation 22
    Accommodation & food services 108
    Other services (except public administration) 162
    Unclassified establishments 22
Source:U.S. Department of Commerce and Bureau of the Census, County Business Patterns, Issued May 2001


Quality of Life


EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT INFORMATION
COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENTS INSTRUCTORS HIGH SCHOOLS
Byron Byron Area Schools 1,175 59 1
Corunna Corunna Public Schools 2,255 111 1
Durand Durand Area Schools 2,234 119 1
Laingsburg Laingsburg Community Schools 1,096 57 1
Morrice Morrice Area Schools 698 41 1
New Lothrop New Lothrop Area Schools 892 48 1
Owosso Owosso Public Schools 4,511 233 1
Perry Perry Public Schools 1,930 93 1
Petersburg Summerfield Schools 890 49 1
Temperance Bedford Public Schools 4,974 250 1
Source: MI Department of Education, 1997

TWO YEAR COLLEGES AND TECHNICAL SCHOOLS
NAME LOCATION ENROLLMENT
Lansing Community College Lansing (Ingham Co.) 18,432
Mott Community College Flint (Genesee Co.) 10,469

FOUR YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
NAME LOCATION ENROLLMENT
Baker College of Owosso Owosso 1,400
Michigan State University E. Lansing (Ingham Co.) 40,254
University of Michigan - Flint Flint (Genesee Co.) 6,675
Source: MI Department of Education, 1996

MEDICAL FACILITIES
TYPE OF FACILITY # IN COUNTY # OF BEDS
Hospitals 1 99
Source: MI Department of Consumer and Industry Services, 1998

HOUSING (1990)  
OWNER OCCUPIED MEDIAN VALUE RENTER OCCUPIED MEDIAN RENT
19,321  $47,200  5,543  $292 
Source:U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census of Population and Housing, 1990

CLIMATE
MONTH AVG. MIN TEMP AVG. MAX TEMP.
January 14F./-10C. 29F./-2C.
July 59F./15C. 82F./28C.
PRECIPITATION RAINFALL SNOWFALL
Average Annual 29in./74cm. 41in./104cm.
GROWING SEASON DAYS ABOVE 90F/32C DAYS BELOW 0F/-18C
144 9 11
Source: NOAA Climate Summary, 1995

RECREATION COUNTY HIGHLIGHTS
Sleepy Hollow State Park (cross-country skiing in winter); Curwood Castle, Owosso; Railroad Days Festival, Durand (May); Owosso Curwood Festival (June); Shiawassee County Fair, Corunna (August); Rose Lake Wildlife park; outdoor recreational activities, including boating, fishing, hiking, camping, biking.
Source: Local County Economic Development Contact


Municipal Services


UTILITIES
COMMUNITY ELECTRIC GAS
New Haven, Bennington, Burns, Caledonia, Middlebury, Consumers Energy Consumers Energy
Fairfield Consumers Energy Michigan Gas Utility Co.
Antrim Consumers Energy MichCon
Source: Local County Economic Development Contact

TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Local Phone Companies GTE, Shiawassee Telephone
Long Distance Companies AT&T, MCI, Sprint, and others
Source: Local County Economic Development Contact

LICENSED LANDFILLS
COMMUNITY OWNER/MANAGER
Venice Waste Mgt of MI, Venice Park Rdf
Owosso Pollard Disposal, Inc.
Source: MDEQ Waste Management Division, 1998

PROPERTY TAX (1997)  
Agriculture Comercial Industrial Residential Other
15.92%  12.31%  7.15%  64.63%  0.00% 
Source:MI Department of Treasury, 1997

GOVERNMENT
COMMUNITY PHONE NUMBER COMMUNITY PHONE NUMBER
Antrim Twp (989) 634-9051 Bancroft (Village of) (989) 634-5375
Bennington Twp (989) 723-5555 Burns Twp (810) 266-6220
Byron (Village of) (810) 266-4386 Caledonia Twp (989) 743-5300
Corunna (City of) (989) 743-4422 Durand (City of) (989) 288-3113
Fairfield Twp (989) 661-7844 Hazelton Twp (810) 638-5862
Laingsburg (City of) (517) 651-5374 Lennon (Village of) (810) 621-4285
Middlebury Twp (989) 834-5285 Morrice (Village of) (517) 625-4170
New Haven Twp (989) 743-5595 New Lothrop (Village of) (810) 638-5767
Owosso (City of) (989) 725-0540 Owosso Twp (989) 723-2187
Perry (City of) (517) 625-6155 Perry Twp (517) 625-4597
Rush Twp (989) 723-3962 Sciota Twp (517) 651-2167
Shiawassee (County of) (989) 743-2279 Shiawassee Twp (989) 634-9700
Venice Twp (989) 621-4096 Vernon (Village of) (989) 288-2300
Vernon Twp (989) 288-4403 Woodhull Twp (517) 675-5122
Source: Local County Economic Development Contact

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONTACT
Contact: Doug Hoover
Business: Shiawassee Valley Development Corporation
Address: 100 East Main Street
P. O. Box 15
Owosso, MI 48867
Phone: (517) 723-6700
Toll Free: (800) 660-8898
Source: Local County Economic Development Contact

 
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