Saugatuck is a tiny city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 963 people and just one neighborhood, Saugatuck is the 482nd largest community in Michigan.
Real Estate Prices
Saugatuck real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Saugatuck house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Saugatuck is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.24% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Saugatuck is a city of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Saugatuck who work in management occupations (17.56%), sales jobs (16.15%) and office and administrative support (13.31%).
Also of interest is that Saugatuck has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 15.12% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Saugatuck is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the city experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller city.
Being a small city, Saugatuck does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.