B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$44,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$650
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,092
    273
  • Murder
    14
    6
  • Rape
    117
    41
  • Robbery
    176
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    930
    525
  • Theft
    1,118
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    156
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$27,990
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Saginaw Reviews

23 reviews
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I personally have a lot of love for my hometown, Saginaw, MI. That being said, there is a lot we could change to make it a better place. They are currently getting rid of schools, which makes it so much harder for kids to get an education. A lot of the city is poor, and there is a lot of violence here, one of the worst places in the US, in fact. This is really disappointing because as a person who loves Saginaw and wants to see it thrive, the violence sends people the other way. A lot of people are moving away and it's becoming more torn down. But there are also a lot of people who love it here, which is why downtown Saginaw is currently thriving, there are a lot of new shops opening up here because we are trying to make Saginaw thrive again and hopefully we will succeed!
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Saginaw is an interesting place to live.... A melting pot of sorts, there is every imaginable type of personality here. Country boys to gang bangers roam the streets, self proclaimed thugs and the average Joe... The roads are in poor shape to say the least, empty lot after empty lot of forgotten houses that have been either burned or tore down. City taxes are high for what you get, parking tickets and hungry police ready to smack you with a fine at their first opportunity. Police force who patrol the "good side" of town for what ever reason, regardless of what goes on on the other side of the bridge. Have I mentioned the cut backs to every government agency and the multiple school closings? Not much to say other than it was a decent place to live but now it is just a place to live....
Over the past five year, I have attended Saginaw Valley State University and have lived just outside of Saginaw. I have frequently found myself in downtown Saginaw on many weekends and I enjoyed what the city had to offer. I personally enjoyed Hamilton street which is always a great time, especially during holiday weekends. In general, the people of Saginaw stick to themselves. Like any other big city, there are certain areas you want to avoid where the crime rate is a bit higher, but once you learn the area, Saginaw can be a great place to live