Saginaw, MI
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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.

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 office and administrative support (14.55%), sales jobs (10.85%), and food service (8.65%).

The rate of college-level education in Saginaw is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.41% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Saginaw in 2010 was $15,127, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,508 for a family of four. Saginaw also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.53% 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Saginaw also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.48% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Saginaw include Irish, Polish, English, and French .

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