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Overview

Introduction to Saginaw, Texas

Saginaw, Texas is 8 miles W of North Richland Hills, Texas (center to center) and 9 miles N of Fort Worth, Texas. It is in Tarrant county. The city is part of the Fort Worth - Arlington metro area. .

Saginaw History

This area was settled in prior to the Civil War. It began as a small agricultural settlement and was initially called Dido. Three railway lines were constructed through it in the 1880s. The community was named Saginaw in 1882 by Jarvis J. Green, a local landowner, who named it after his hometown. Saginaw established a post office in 1888 and was officially incorporated by the late 1950s.

Saginaw and nearby Attractions

  • William Houston Park
  • Willow Creek Park
  • Marine Creek Lake
  • Rockwood Golf Course
  • Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • Eagle Mountain Golf Course

Things To Do In Saginaw

The city has seven parks that provide standard amenities including picnic areas, jogging trails, and playgrounds. Some of the parks have playground equipment specially designed for the physically challenged. Recreational opportunities are also available at the local recreation and aquatic center. These include tennis courts, basketball, and volleyball courts. The city also has a community center, a senior center, and a public library.

Saginaw Transportation

Fort Worth Meacham International Airport is a few minutes' drive away.

Saginaw Higher Education

Tarrant County College, Texas Christian University, and Texas Wesleyan University are nearby.

People

Total Population 21,270
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 8.1%
Employed Population 16+ 10,278
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 54.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $80,919
% Above Poverty Level 92.5%
% Below Poverty Level 7.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,120
Median House Value $125,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.1%
US/American 0%
English 8.7%
Irish 13.2%

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

Saginaw Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles W of North Richland Hills, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles N of Fort Worth, Texas
County Tarrant
Standard Zip Codes 76131, 76179
Phone Area Codes 817
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.86
Longitude -97.363

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 EAGLE MOUNTAIN LAKE
Distance 5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 51 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 55 to 78 F
Annual Precip 34.1 inches
Station BENBROOK DAM
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 97 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 34 inches
Station DENTON 2 SE
Distance 28.1 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 53 F
Apr Temp 52 to 74 F
Jul Temp 73 to 94 F
Oct Temp 54 to 76 F
Annual Precip 37.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blue Mound 3,348 $45,978

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

Saginaw Public Libraries

Library
John Ed Keeter Public Library
355 W MCLEROY BLVD
Saginaw, Texas
(817) 232-2100

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