Saginaw, Michigan Population 2020

47,917

Saginaw is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 47,917, it is the 27th largest city in Michigan and the 824th largest city in the United States. Saginaw is currently declining at a rate of -0.42% annually and its population has decreased by -6.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 51,508 in 2010. Saginaw reached it's highest population of 98,265 in 1960. Spanning over 18 miles, Saginaw has a population density of 2,805 people per square mile.

The average household income in Saginaw is $39,974 with a poverty rate of 34.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $710 per month, and the median house value is $39,400. The median age in Saginaw is 35.1 years, 32.4 years for males, and 37.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.4 males.

Saginaw Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Saginaw was:

  • Black or African American: 45.00%
  • White: 44.86%
  • Two or more races: 5.97%
  • Other race: 3.23%
  • Asian: 0.54%
  • Native American: 0.40%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Saginaw, Michigan is 47,917, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 48,323.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 51,508.

Saginaw, Michigan Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020188,408-1,196-0.63%
2019189,604-1,196-0.63%
2018190,800-1,196-0.63%
2017191,996-529-0.28%
2016192,525-789-0.41%
2015193,314-1,940-1.00%
2014195,254-1,544-0.79%
2013196,798-1,556-0.79%
2012198,354-529-0.27%
2011198,883-979-0.49%
2010199,8620.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American22,04945.00%
White21,97944.86%
Two or More Races2,9245.97%
Some Other Race1,5813.23%
Asian2670.54%
American Indian and Alaska Native1970.40%

Saginaw Population Pyramid 2020

Saginaw Median Age

35.1


Total

32.4


Male

37.4


Female

Saginaw Adults

There are 36,326 adults, (6,163 of whom are seniors) in Saginaw.

Saginaw Age Dependency

62.4

Age Dependency Ratio

20.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42

Child Dependency Ratio

Saginaw Sex Ratio

Female

25,072

51.17%

Male

23,925

48.83%

Saginaw Households and Families

Saginaw Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Saginaw Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.4%19.6%
Male60.2%39.8%
All57.8%42.2%
Non Family53.1%46.9%
Female42.7%57.3%

57.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,6822.4257.8
Non Family8,3231.1953.1
Female5,0713.3842.7
Married5,0023.3380.4
Male1,2863.0460.2

3.19

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

7.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Saginaw Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5084.83%
9th to 12th Grade4,31113.80%
High School Graduate11,55837.01%
Some College7,70324.66%
Associates Degree2,5718.23%
Bachelors Degree2,3667.58%
Graduate Degree1,2153.89%

Saginaw Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,78711,8782,149
Black13,01710,3171,141
Hispanic3,5892,594187
Other Race1,10871874
Multiple Races99076842
Asian18110856
Native American12110721

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 88.43%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 30.94%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,262$26,608$21,538
Less Than High School$16,106$19,958$11,033
High School Grad$20,216$23,023$18,803
Some College$25,033$29,220$23,242
Bachelors Degree$34,735$37,344$33,875
Graduate Degree$49,182$48,804$50,319

$23,262

Average Earnings

$26,608

Average Male

$21,538

Average Female

Saginaw Language

Saginaw Language by Age

Saginaw Language

94.45% of Saginaw residents speak only English, while 5.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.11% of the population.

Saginaw Poverty

Saginaw Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black21,6638,91341.14%
White17,6884,21623.84%
Hispanic6,9372,81440.57%
Multiple2,8851,37247.56%
Other1,57045829.17%
Asian2676925.84%
Native1975326.90%

34.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.17%

Male Poverty Rate

35.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Saginaw

The race most likely to be in poverty in Saginaw is Multiple, with 47.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Saginaw is White, with 23.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.97%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School38.60%
High School33.71%
Some College25.33%
Bachelors or Greater8.09%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed56.87%
Male Unemployed54.53%
Female Employed21.62%
Male Employed15.71%

Saginaw Income

Saginaw Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$29,885$39,974
Families$36,196$45,934
Married Families$54,097$63,551
Non Families$20,408$29,791

Saginaw Marital Status

Saginaw Marital Status

Marriage Rates

28.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.4%

Male Marriage Rate

27.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Saginaw Married by Age and Sex

Saginaw Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Saginaw Marital Status by Race

Saginaw Veterans

2,591

Number of Veterans

2,370

Male Veterans

221

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam795
First Gulf War554
Second Gulf War290
Korea254
World War II153
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54815
55 to 64578
75+560
65 to 74505
18 to 34133
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6028.99%
Black8655.58%
Hispanic1603.58%
2 or More745.10%
Other463.71%
Indian43.05%

$Saginaw Veterans by Education

18.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Saginaw Employment Status

54.9%

Labor Force Participation

46.7%

Employment Rate

14.9%

Unemployment Rate

Saginaw Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

81.46%

Born in Michigan

98.33%

Native Born

1.67%

Foreign Born

1.13%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.33% of Saginaw residents were born in the United States, with 81.46% having been born in Michigan. 1.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202047,917-203-0.42%
201948,120-203-0.42%
201848,323-393-0.81%
201748,716-203-0.41%
201648,919-324-0.66%
201549,243-568-1.14%
201449,811-476-0.95%
201350,287-453-0.89%
201250,740-281-0.55%
201151,021-356-0.69%
201051,377-10,422-1.83%
200061,799-7,713-1.17%
199069,512-7,996-1.08%
198077,508-14,341-1.68%
197091,849-6,416-0.67%
196098,2655,3470.56%
195092,91810,1241.16%
194082,7942,0790.25%
193080,71518,8122.69%
192061,90311,3932.05%
191050,5108,1651.78%
190042,345-3,977-0.89%
189046,32235,79715.97%
188010,5253,0653.50%
18707,4600.00%