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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Housing
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
  5. Diversity
    A-
  6. Jobs
    B-
  7. Weather
    C
  8. Cost of Living
    B+
  9. Health & Fitness
    B+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  11. Commute
    B+
Saginaw County is located in Michigan with a population of 192,778. In Saginaw County, most residents own their homes. In Saginaw County there are a lot of bars and parks. 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
192,778

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$97,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$760
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Saginaw County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    551.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    11.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    55
    40.7
  • Robbery
    75.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    468.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,145.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    87.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Saginaw County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,919
National
$55,322

Saginaw County Reviews

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I was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan. It's the place I call home, but there are many things that have negatively impacted Saginaw. The greatest being when General Motors pulled out of the area, creating a significant loss of jobs and growth. While Saginaw has slowly progressed over time, there are still many worries that residents have, including concerns over crime, education, and the still fledgling job market. Most young people, when they leave for college, leave Saginaw for good. This is a troublesome outlook for residents, as most worry that our best days are behind us. As a community, we must work together to rebuild Saginaw. Focusing on bringing new jobs to the area and placing a greater effort on our education system, Saginaw will return to growth and prosperity.
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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!
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.