Saginaw, MI
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Saginaw profile

Living in Saginaw

Saginaw is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 44,202 people and 40 constituent neighborhoods, Saginaw is the 34th largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some cities, Saginaw isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Saginaw are a mix 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 office and administrative support (12.03%), food service (10.36%), and sales jobs (9.19%).

The rate of college-level education in Saginaw is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.91% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Saginaw in 2018 was $17,542, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,168 for a family of four. Saginaw also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.64% 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 16.33% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Saginaw include German, Irish, Polish, English, and French.

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