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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Saginaw County is located in Michigan with a population of 195,201. Living in Saginaw County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Saginaw County there are a lot of bars. Many families and young professionals live in Saginaw County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Saginaw County are above average.
Population
195,201

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$92,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$709
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Saginaw County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    551
    283
  • Murder
    11
    6
  • Rape
    55
    41
  • Robbery
    75
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    469
    500
  • Theft
    1,145
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    88
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,712
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Saginaw County Reviews

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Well, I recently moved here from Wisconsin. Saginaw is a small town--mostly full of retirees. It's perfect spot if you're looking to settle down quietly or just looking to keep a low profile. I enjoy the somewhat friendly atmosphere and would only wish for a better running bus system to get around town. Oh, how I dread the winters!
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My hometown is quite the city! Living here, I've learned that it's not about where you come from, but where you're going. Despite the poor education system, the violence, and poverty rates, I am determined to rise above it all. It may not be the best place to live, but it will always be home to me. I have struggled in Saginaw, I have seen people close to me struggle, and I have lost loved ones to the streets of Saginaw, but I will overcome all adversity and work to uplift my city. I want to see the residents of my city come together and build up the community. I want gangs to put the guns down and pick up books. I want teachers and mentors to have a genuine passion for educating the youth. I want employers to give my people a chance. I want doctors and nurses to emphasize the importance of good health to the community. I want everyone to actively work together to solve the problems of this city together. More than anything, I want unity for Saginaw, Michigan.
I enjoy how wonderful it is to attend Dorsey school. The instructors are very helpful, the people there make it into a family atmosphere. If for a minute you fall behind, the staff is right there picking you up and getting on the right track to succeed. I would most definatnedly recommend Dorsey school to others.