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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population49,892
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens12.3%
Employed Population 16+17,226
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married28.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.4%
Median Earnings25+$21,592
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,302
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,141

Wealth

Median Family Income$34,356
% Above Poverty Level65.3%
% Below Poverty Level34.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone36.2%
Median Gross Rent$640
Median House Value$40,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)57.5%
German13.5%
Irish7.2%
Polish4.7%
English3.3%
French Except Basque3.2%
Italian2.4%
Scottish1.3%
Canadian1%
Dutch0.8%
African0.8%
Greek0.6%
Russian0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Czech0.2%
Arab0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Saginaw Almanac

CategoryValue
County Saginaw County
Standard Zip Codes48601, 48602, 48603, 48604, 48607, 48609, 48638
P.O. Box Zip Codes48605, 48606, 48608
Company Zip Codes48663
Phone Area Codes989
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude43.41
Approximate Longitude-83.94

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)

StationSAGINAW CONSUMERS PWR CO
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip31.5 inches
StationSAINT CHARLES
Distance13.6 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip31.4 inches
StationESSEXVILLE
Distance14.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 28 F
Apr Temp36 to 54 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 59 F
Annual Precip31.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bay City34,110$44,438
Bridgeport6,551$53,447
Essexville3,418$59,702
Frankenmuth4,992$83,065
Reese1,544$60,000
St. Charles1,992$52,417

Saginaw Public Libraries

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

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Saginaw Hospitals

Aleda E. Lutz Va Medical Center
(Government - Federal)
1500 Weiss St
Covenant Medical Center, Inc
(Non-profit)
1447 N Harrison
Covenant Medical Center, Cooper
(Non-profit)
700 Cooper
Covenant Medical Center, Michigan
(Non-profit)
515 N. Michigan Ave.
St Mary's Of Michigan-towne Ctr
4599 Towne Centre Rd
(989) 497-3000
St Mary's Of Michigan Medical Center
(Non-profit)
800 S Washington Avenue
Healthsource Saginaw
(Government - District/authority)
3340 Hospital Road

Saginaw Public Schools

Arthur Eddy Academy
1000 Cathay St
ZIP: 48601
(989) 399-5250
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
Bridgeport-spaulding Middle School-schrah
3675 Southfield Dr
ZIP: 48601
(989) 777-9440
Middle
Total Enrollment 424
Francis Reh Psa
2201 Owen St
ZIP: 48601
(989) 753-2349
Other
Total Enrollment 457
Heavenrich School
2435 Perkins St
ZIP: 48601
(989) 399-4300
Houghton Elementary School
1604 Johnson St
ZIP: 48601
(989) 399-4450
International Academy Of Saginaw
1944 Iowa Ave
ZIP: 48601
(989) 921-1000
Primary
Total Enrollment 253
Jessie Loomis School
2000 Loomis St
ZIP: 48601
(989) 399-4750
Primary
Total Enrollment 399
Jessie Rouse School
435 Randolph St
ZIP: 48601
(989) 399-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 288
M.g. Millet Learning Center
3660 Southfield Dr
ZIP: 48601
(989) 777-2520
Other
Total Enrollment 236
Martin G. Atkins Elementary School
3675 Southfield Dr
ZIP: 48601
(989) 777-1600
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
Saginaw High School
3100 Webber St
ZIP: 48601
(989) 399-6000
High
Total Enrollment 769
Saginaw Preparatory Academy
5173 Lodge St
ZIP: 48601
(989) 752-9600
Primary
Total Enrollment 355
Thomas White School
3650 Southfield Dr
ZIP: 48601
(989) 777-2811
Primary
Total Enrollment 209
Wolverine Academy (sda) - Outer Site
2424 North Outer Drive
ZIP: 48601
(313) 822-2400
Other
Total Enrollment 97
Arthur Hill High School
3115 Mackinaw St
ZIP: 48602
(989) 399-5800
High
Total Enrollment 1126
Career Opportunities Center
2102 Weiss St
ZIP: 48602
(989) 399-6150
High
Total Enrollment 31
Chester F. Miller School
2020 Brockway St
ZIP: 48602
(989) 399-4850
Primary
Total Enrollment 307
Handley School
1101 North Bond St
ZIP: 48602
(989) 399-4250
Primary
Total Enrollment 441
Herig School
1905 Houghton Ave
ZIP: 48602
(989) 399-4350
Primary
Total Enrollment 397
Kempton Elementary School
3040 Davenport Ave
ZIP: 48602
(989) 399-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 363
Merrill Park Elementary School
1800 Grout St
ZIP: 48602
(989) 399-4800
Primary
Total Enrollment 237
Ruben Daniels Community School-etc
2415 N Charles St
ZIP: 48602
(989) 399-6700
High
Total Enrollment 137
Saginaw Arts And Sciences Academy
200 Congress Ave
ZIP: 48602
(989) 399-5500
Other
Total Enrollment 651
Stone School
1006 State St
ZIP: 48602
(989) 399-5100
Primary
Total Enrollment 288
The Success Academy
2102 Weiss Street
ZIP: 48602
(989) 399-6150
Other
Total Enrollment 69
Thompson Middle School
224 North Elm St
ZIP: 48602
(989) 399-5600
Middle
Total Enrollment 609
Heritage High School
3465 North Center Rd
ZIP: 48603
(989) 799-5790
High
Total Enrollment 1549
Mackinaw High School
2775 Shattuck Rd
ZIP: 48603
(989) 799-8470
High
Total Enrollment 216
Program For Academic And Lifeskills
3860 Fashion Square Blvd
ZIP: 48603
(989) 399-7400
High
Total Enrollment 7
Saginaw County Juvenile Center
3360 Hospital Rd
ZIP: 48603
(989) 799-2821
Other
Total Enrollment 34
Saginaw Isd Transitions Center
3860 Fashion Square Blvd
ZIP: 48603
(989) 399-7400
Other
Total Enrollment 3
Sherwood Elementary School
3870 Shattuck Rd
ZIP: 48603
(989) 799-2382
Primary
Total Enrollment 436
Weiss Elementary School
4645 Weiss St
ZIP: 48603
(989) 793-5226
Primary
Total Enrollment 324
Carrollton Elementary School
3211 Carla Dr
ZIP: 48604
(989) 754-2425
Primary
Total Enrollment 695
Carrollton High School
1235 Mapleridge Rd
ZIP: 48604
(989) 753-3433
High
Total Enrollment 525
Carrollton Middle School
3211 Carla Dr
ZIP: 48604
(989) 753-9704
Middle
Total Enrollment 425
North Saginaw Charter Academy
2332 Trautner Dr
ZIP: 48604
(989) 249-5400
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Omni Adult And Alternative Education
479 Shattuck Rd
ZIP: 48604
(989) 753-3477
High
Total Enrollment 139
Zilwaukee K-9 School
500 W Johnson St
ZIP: 48604
(989) 399-5200
Primary
Total Enrollment 260
Ruben Daniels Middle School
1010 Hoyt Ave
ZIP: 48607
(989) 399-5300
Saginaw Learn To Earn Academy
1000 Tuscola St
ZIP: 48607
(989) 399-8775
High
Total Enrollment 101
Michael J Mcgivney
925 North River Rd
ZIP: 48609
(989) 781-2780
Other
Total Enrollment 59
Robert B. Havens Elem. School
457 Van Wormer Rd
ZIP: 48609
(989) 921-4201
Primary
Total Enrollment 325
Shields Elementary School
6900 Stroebel Rd
ZIP: 48609
(989) 921-4701
Primary
Total Enrollment 428
Swan Valley Adult And Alternative Education
8400 Ohern Rd
ZIP: 48609
(989) 921-2471
High
Total Enrollment 20
Swan Valley High School
8400 Ohern Rd
ZIP: 48609
(989) 921-2401
High
Total Enrollment 609
Swan Valley Middle School
453 Van Wormer Rd
ZIP: 48609
(989) 921-2601
Middle
Total Enrollment 400
Arrowwood Elementary School
5410 Seidel Rd
ZIP: 48638
(989) 797-1835
Primary
Total Enrollment 447
Hemmeter Elementary School
1890 Hemmeter Rd
ZIP: 48638
(989) 797-1832
Primary
Total Enrollment 386
Westdale Elementary School
705 South Center Rd
ZIP: 48638
(989) 797-1827
Primary
Total Enrollment 340
White Pine Middle School
505 North Center Rd
ZIP: 48638
(989) 797-1814
Middle
Total Enrollment 1109

Saginaw Private Schools

Bridgeport Baptist Academy
2440 King Rd
ZIP: 48601
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 97
Immanuel Lutheran School
8220 Holland Rd
ZIP: 48601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 62
Sheridan Road Baptist School
6911 Sheridan Rd
ZIP: 48601
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 28
Holy Cross Lutheran School
610 Court St
ZIP: 48602
Elementary
Total Enrollment 106
Michigan Lutheran Seminary
2777 Hardin St
ZIP: 48602
Secondary
Total Enrollment 228
St Pauls Lutheran School
2745 W Genesee Ave
ZIP: 48602
Elementary
Total Enrollment 118
St Stephen Catholic School
1300 Malzahn St
ZIP: 48602
Elementary
Total Enrollment 297
Gethsemane Lutheran School
3412 Crestmont Dr
ZIP: 48603
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Grace Christian School
4619 Mackinaw Rd
ZIP: 48603
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 47
Nouvel Catholic Central High School
2555 Wieneke Rd
ZIP: 48603
Secondary
Total Enrollment 343
Peace Lutheran School
3161 Lawndale Rd
ZIP: 48603
Elementary
Total Enrollment 301
St Thomas Aquinas Elementary School
2136 Berberovich Dr
ZIP: 48603
Elementary
Total Enrollment 384
Valley Lutheran High School
3560 Mccarty Rd
ZIP: 48603
Secondary
Total Enrollment 340
Bethlehem Lutheran School
2777 Hermansau Rd
ZIP: 48604
Elementary
Total Enrollment 138
Great Beginnings Christian Child Care Ctr & Kdgn
2839 Liberty Rd
ZIP: 48604
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Tri-city Sda School
3955 Kochville Rd
ZIP: 48604
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Community Baptist Christian School
8331 Gratiot Rd
ZIP: 48609
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 105
Good Shepherd Early Childhood
5335 Brockway Rd
ZIP: 48638
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
St Johns Lutheran School
4705 Brockway Rd
ZIP: 48638
Elementary
Total Enrollment 29
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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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