Saginaw is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 49,347 people and 40 constituent neighborhoods, Saginaw is the 29th largest community in Michigan.
Saginaw is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Saginaw is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Saginaw who work in office and administrative support (13.30%), sales jobs (10.96%), and food service (9.59%).
The percentage of people in Saginaw with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.35% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Saginaw in 2010 was $14,697, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $58,788 for a family of four. Saginaw also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.86% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Saginaw is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Saginaw home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Saginaw residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Saginaw also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.29% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Saginaw include Irish, Polish, French , and English.
The most common language spoken in Saginaw is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.