Saugatuck, Michigan

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Saugatuck, Michigan

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High Points

Saugatuck strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Saugatuck Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Saugatuck Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Saugatuck College Educated Adults
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Saugatuck Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Saugatuck Median Family Income
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Saugatuck Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Saugatuck, Michigan

Comparing Saugatuck to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 8 8
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Senior Citizens 6 8
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 1 1
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
People Above Poverty 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Short Commute Times 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1

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Saugatuck Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles SW of Wyoming, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 90 miles E of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Allegan
Metro Area Grand Rapids - Muskegon - Holland
Standard Zip Codes 49453
Phone Area Codes 269
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.655
Longitude -86.201

Saugatuck Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 55 F
Jul Temp 64 to 78 F
Oct Temp 46 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.1 inches
Distance 28.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 79 F
Oct Temp 43 to 59 F
Annual Precip 32.7 inches
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Saugatuck Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,065 100%
Male 523 49.1%
Female 542 50.9%
Under 18 179 16.8%
18+ 886 83.2%
65+ 178 16.7%
Median Age 44
Average Family Size 2.62
White 1,014 95.2%
African-American 17 1.6%
Asian 10 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.4%
Other 15 1.4%
Mixed Race 4 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 46 4.3%

Estimated Saugatuck Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,040
Growth -25
Growth % -2.3%

Saugatuck Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 16.6%
English 16.1%
Irish 13.8%
Dutch 11.9%
US/American 6.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.3%
Polish 5.6%
Italian 5.2%
Scottish 3.7%
French (except Basque) 3.2%
Swedish 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Austrian 1%
Danish 1%
Czech 0.8%
Greek 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.8%
Norwegian 0.6%
African 0.4%
British 0.4%
Russian 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
European 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Saugatuck 1,065 $64,583
Allegan 4,838 $45,833
Douglas 1,214 $49,750
Fennville 1,459 $40,875
Holland 35,048 $50,316
South Haven 5,021 $46,307
Zeeland 5,805 $53,227
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Saugatuck High Schools (2004)

Serves 239 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

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