Cost of Living and Access to Affordable Housing

Cost of Living

Shiawassee County and the I-69 International Trade Corridor region have a median income that is 15% lower than the U.S. average.

Shiawassee County I-69 International Trade Corridor1 Detroit MSA2 Michigan USA
85 85 87 88 100

Source: Sperling’s Best Places 2013

1Shiawassee County along with Lapeer, St. Clair, Genesee, Sanilac, Tuscola and Huron Counties, Michigan.
2Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor, Michigan MSA
Index where 100 = U.S. Average.

Median Home Cost

Shiawassee County has a median home cost which is about 38% lower than the U.S. average. At the same time, a wide range of housing is available, from rental (about 78% of housing units in Shiawassee County are owner-occupied) to executive housing.

Shiawassee County I-69 International Trade Corridor1 Detroit MSA2 Michigan USA
$114,500 $111,738 $135,700 $128,600 $186,200

Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2012

1Shiawassee County along with Lapeer, St. Clair, Genesee, Sanilac, Tuscola and Huron Counties, Michigan.
2Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor, Michigan MSA