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Overview

Introduction to Saginaw, Michigan

Saginaw, Michigan is 88 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. It is in Saginaw county. The city is part of the Saginaw - Bay City - Midland metro area.

Saginaw History

This area was originally inhabited by Native Americans. French missionaries and traders invaded the area during the late 1600s. The first permanent settlement by Europeans took place in 1815. Today’s Saginaw resulted from the consolidation of the cities of East Saginaw and Saginaw (West Side) in 1889.

Saginaw and nearby Attractions

  • Saginaw Art Museum
  • Mid-Michigan Children's Museum
  • Castle Museum of Saginaw County
  • Saginaw Railway Museum
  • Roethke Park
  • Mid Michigan Childrens Museum

Things To Do In Saginaw

There are various historical buildings and museums in the city that you can visit during your leisure time. The city parks are also great places to relax with friends and family members.

Saginaw Transportation

People seeking air transportation from Saginaw can access two airports- the MBS International Airport and the Bishop International Airport.

Saginaw Higher Education

The colleges and universities situated close to Saginaw are Saginaw Valley State University, Delta College, Northwood University, Kettering University and Mott Community College.

People

Total Population 50,288
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 11.8%
Employed Population 16+ 16,554
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 27%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.4%
Median Earnings25+ $21,019
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,432
Median Earnings With High School Degree $17,817

Wealth

Median Family Income $33,813
% Above Poverty Level 64.1%
% Below Poverty Level 35.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.5%
% Using Public Transportation 2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.4%
Median Gross Rent $650
Median House Value $44,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 58%
US/American 0%
English 3.5%
Irish 7.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Saginaw Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 88 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Saginaw
Metro Area Saginaw - Bay City - Midland
Standard Zip Codes 48601, 48602, 48603, 48604, 48607, 48609
P.O. Box Zip Codes 48605, 48606, 48608
Company Zip Codes 48663
Phone Area Codes 989
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.419
Longitude -83.95

Saginaw Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SAGINAW CONSUMERS PWR CO
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches
Station SAINT CHARLES
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31.4 inches
Station ESSEXVILLE
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Saginaw, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Boardwalk (48638)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bay City 34,402 $44,886
Bridgeport 6,574 $50,082
Essexville 3,432 $62,071
Frankenmuth 4,947 $83,518
Reese 1,690 $58,333
St. Charles 1,971 $47,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Saginaw Public Libraries

Library
Bridgeport Public Library
3399 WILLIAMSON ROAD
Saginaw, Michigan
(989) 777-6030
Public Libraries Of Saginaw
505 JANES AVE.
Saginaw, Michigan
(989) 755-9833
Library Web Site
Thomas Township Library
8207 SHIELDS DRIVE
Saginaw, Michigan
(989) 781-3770

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Saginaw Hospitals

ST MARY'S OF MICHIGAN MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
800 S WASHINGTON AVENU
(989) 776-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

COVENANT MEDICAL CENTERS, INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1447 N HARRISON
(517) 771-6100
Emergency Service: Yes

HEALTHSOURCE SAGINAW
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
3340 HOSPITAL ROAD
(989) 790-7700
Emergency Service: Yes

Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center
(VA)
1500 Weiss Street
(989) 497-2500 or (800) 406-5143
Emergency Service:

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Saginaw High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL
3465 N. CENTER ROAD
989-799-5790
Serves 1,639 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

ARTHUR HILL HIGH SCHOOL
3115 MACKINAW STREET
989-399-5800
Serves 1,402 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

SAGINAW HIGH SCHOOL
3100 WEBBER STREET
989-399-6000
Serves 1,038 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

SWAN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
8400 O'HERN ROAD
989-921-2401
Serves 611 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

ACADEMY FOR TECHNOLOGY & ENTERPRISE
2102 WEISS STREET
989-797-4836
A Vocational School
A Charter School.
Serves 421 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 40.1

CARROLLTON HIGH SCHOOL
1235 MAPLE RIDGE ROAD
989-753-3433
A Title I School.
Serves 406 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.7

BUENA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL
3945 E. HOLLAND
989-754-1493
Serves 363 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 27.9

SAGINAW ARTS AND SCIENCES ACADEMY
200 CONGRESS AVENUE
989-399-5500
A Magnet School.
Serves 361 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

RUBEN DANIELS COMMUNITY SCHOOL-LONGSTREET
504 CARROLL ST
989-399-4700
Serves 159 students.

BRIDGEPORT-SPAULDING ALTERNATIVE ED.
1944 IOWA STREET
989-777-0440
A Non-traditional School
Serves 103 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.8

WOLVERINE SECURE TREATMENT CENTER
2424 N. OUTER DRIVE
989-776-0400
A Non-traditional School
Serves 61 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.2

MICHAEL J MCGIVNEY
925 N. RIVER ROAD
989-781-2780
A Non-traditional School
Serves 48 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.2

HILLIER EDUCATIONAL CENTER
2316 WEBBER STREET
989-399-4400
A Special Education School
Serves 37 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.3

SAGINAW COUNTY TRANSITION ACADEMY
919 VETERANS MEMORIAL PARKWAY
989-752-6176
A Charter School.
Serves 25 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25

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Historic Saginaw

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St. Vincent's Orphan's Home between 1900 and 1910

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St. Vincent's Orphan's Home between 1900 and 1910

Bancroft House Hotel between 1900 and 1910

Court house c1908.

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