Saginaw, MI

Saginaw profile

Living in Saginaw

Saginaw is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 44,202 people and 40 constituent neighborhoods, Saginaw is the 29th largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Saginaw is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 food service (11.16%), office and administrative support (10.98%), and healthcare suport services (9.13%).

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 10.94% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Saginaw in 2018 was $16,960, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $67,840 for a family of four. Saginaw also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.85% 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 14.78% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Saginaw include German, Irish, Polish, French, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Saginaw is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.