Ovid is a city in Clinton and Shiawassee counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. Nearly all of the city is located within Clinton County. The population was 1,603 at the 2010 census.The city is located along M-21, about 9 miles (14 km) east of St. Johns and about 10 miles (16 km) west of Owosso. Ovid incorporated as a city in 2015, making it Michigan’s most-recently incorporated municipality. Ovid was named after Ovid, New York, the hometown of a settler named William Swarthout who migrated here in the mid-1800s.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.92 square miles (2.38 km2), all land. The city is split between Clinton County to the west and Shiawassee County to the east.
The vast majority of the city’s boundary is within Clinton County. The 2010 census lists all 0.92 square miles (2.38 km2) of Ovid within Clinton County and no land area within Shiawassee County. However, the 2010 census listed six residents out of 1,603 (0.37%) as being in Shiawassee County.As of the census of 2010, there were 1,603 people, 578 households, and 398 families living in the city. The population density was 1,742.4 inhabitants per square mile (672.7/km2). There were 618 housing units at an average density of 671.7 per square mile (259.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.7% White, 0.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.3% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races.
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