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Saginaw is a city in Saginaw County.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Ojibway, for a place where the Sauks lived.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Saginaw. For links to other places called Saginaw, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Saginaw is 43.419N. The longitude is -83.95W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 584 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 59,235.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Saginaw demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saginaw County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Saginaw-Bay City-Midland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48607 ZIP code.
16% of Saginaw residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Saginaw ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Saginaw was $13,816, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Saginaw residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Saginaw, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $347. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $607.
Libraries in Saginaw include Butman-Fish Library, Claytor Library, Hoyt Public Library, Rudolph C. Zauel Memorial Library, Ruth Brady Wickes Library, Thomas Township Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Saginaw include Saginaw News
TV stations in Saginaw include WAQP, WEYI.
Saginaw County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Saginaw political report.
The average commute time for Saginaw workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 15 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Saginaw between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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