Saugus, Massachusetts Population 2024

28,566

Saugus is a city located in Essex County Massachusetts. Saugus has a 2024 population of 28,566. Saugus is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 0.85% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,326 in 2020.

The average household income in Saugus is $118,431 with a poverty rate of 8.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Saugus is 44.4 years, 42.4 years for males, and 47.5 years for females.

Saugus Demographics

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

  • White: 81.91%
  • Two or more races: 6.03%
  • Other race: 5.58%
  • Black or African American: 3.32%
  • Asian: 3.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
  • Native American: 0.05%
Land Area (mi²)
10.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,651.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.85% (240)
The current population of Saugus, Massachusetts is 28,566 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 28,326.

Saugus, Massachusetts Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White23,39881.91%
Two or more races1,7226.03%
Other race1,5945.58%
Black or African American9493.32%
Asian8643.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander250.09%
Native American140.05%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Saugus Population by Race

Saugus Population Pyramid 2024

Saugus Median Age

44.4

Total

42.4

Male

47.5

Female

Saugus Adults

There are 23,798 adults, (6,101 of whom are seniors) in Saugus.

Saugus Age Dependency

61.4

Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Saugus Sex Ratio

Female14,55350.95%
Male14,01349.05%

Saugus Population by Age

Saugus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,7682.6274.425.6
Married5,9113.2783.816.2
Non Family3,2451.2659.840.2
Female1,0092.9965.334.7
Male6033.067624
showing: 5 rows

3.09

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

74.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Saugus Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Saugus Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Saugus Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Saugus Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$57,846

Average Earnings

$62,445

Average Male

$55,205

Average Female

Saugus Earnings by Educational Attainment

Saugus Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Saugus Language

74.91% of Saugus residents speak only English, while 25.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 12.53% of the population.

Saugus Language

Saugus Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White22,0161,6997.72%
Hispanic2,77632411.67%
Multiple1,71218810.98%
Asian86417320.02%
Other1,36515111.06%
Black9449610.17%
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8.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.32%

Male Poverty Rate

9.2%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Saugus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Saugus is Asian, with 20.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Saugus is White, with 7.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.6%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.2%.

Saugus Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.81%
Some College9.79%
High School9.37%
Bachelors or Greater1.6%
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Saugus Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed24.84%
Male Unemployed17.59%
Male Employed3.77%
Female Employed1.82%
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Saugus Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Saugus Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Saugus Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Saugus Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Saugus 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 45-54.

Saugus Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Saugus Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,080

Number of Veterans

1,043

Male Veterans

37

Female Veterans

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Saugus Veterans by War

count

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Saugus Veterans by Age

count

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Saugus Veterans by Race

Saugus Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Saugus Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.8%

Labor Force Participation

62.5%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Saugus Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Saugus Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Saugus Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.86%

Born in Saugus

83.05%

Native Born

16.95%

Foreign Born

8.82%

Non Citizen

8.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.05% of Saugus residents were born in the United States, with 73.86% having been born in Massachusetts. 8.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Saugus Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202428,566
202328,566
202228,566450.16%
202128,5211950.69%
202028,3261110.39%
201928,215570.2%
201828,1581210.43%
201728,0372640.95%
201627,7731530.55%
201527,6202510.92%
201427,3693181.18%
201327,0512901.08%
201226,7612450.92%
201126,516-112-0.42%
201026,628
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Saugus Population by Year