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Overview
Population:920
Pop. Change:-1%
State: Michigan
Metro Area: Saginaw-Saginaw Township North Metro Area
County: Saginaw County
City:Marion Township (Saginaw County)
Zip Code:48614
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Marion Township (Saginaw County)'s Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Saginaw-Saginaw Township North Metro Area

Profile: Small-industrial-city complex

Location: Eastern Michigan near the head of Saginaw Bay

Elevation: 595

Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

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Cost of living and housingClouds and rain
Nearby recreationUnattractive downtown
Healthcare Economic cycles

Saginaw is a middle-of-the-road industrial city and gateway to recreational areas in northern Michigan. Once an important forest products processor, that industry has declined somewhat and the area now has more general industry and agricultural processing. Downtown has been in decline for years, although there is a small “Old Town” entertainment district across the Saginaw River. Today, unemployment is a problem in the area, crime rates are high and the weak economy has driven housing prices down to the point where they make national news for how low they are. As a gateway to the region, Saginaw does have a good balance of services and facilities for a city of its size and profile, including higher education, healthcare, air service, and some cultural amenities.

This tri-city area of Saginaw, Bay City and Midland sits on Saginaw Bay, which forms Michigan’s “thumb.” Saginaw itself sits about 12 miles up the Saginaw River. The area is mostly flat coastal plain, dotted by industry and agriculture and densely forested land. The continental climate is heavily influenced by the Great Lakes, moderating temperatures but giving extensive periods of cloudy, cool and often wet weather. Summers are humid but moderate in temperature, with most days below 90. Winters are cold with frequent snow and rain/snow mixes. Cold arctic air masses from the north and west are moderated somewhat by lake influences, but lake moisture produces significant snows and snow cover is prevalent through winter. First freeze is early October, last is early May.

Interesting Facts about Marion_Township_(Saginaw_County), Michigan

As of 2014, Marion township (Saginaw county)'s population is 920 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -0.54 percent.

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The median home cost in Marion township (Saginaw county) is $166,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 2.70 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Marion township (Saginaw county)'s cost of living is 1.90% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Marion township (Saginaw county) public schools spend $12,212 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 19 students per teacher in Marion township (Saginaw county).

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The unemployment rate in Marion township (Saginaw county) is 7.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Marion township (Saginaw county) jobs have Increased by 2.51 percent.


Ranked #40 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
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Ranked #219 2005 Best Places to Live
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Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Marion township (Saginaw county)'s Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes


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