Saginaw, Michigan 

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-7.7% since 2020

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9.4 / 4.2

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Best Places to Live in Saginaw, Michigan

Small-industrial-city complex - Eastern Michigan near the head of Saginaw Bay. August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Saginaw, while January and February are the least comfortable months.
State: Michigan
County: Saginaw County
Metro Area: Saginaw Metro Area
City: Saginaw
Zip Codes: 48601 48602 48607
Cost of Living: -20.3% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 595 ft above sea level

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Saginaw, MI Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
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Nearby recreation
Clouds and rain
Unattractive downtown
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What Bert Has To Say About Saginaw Metro Area

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.


The unemployment rate in Saginaw is 11.7% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Saginaw jobs have increased by 0.4%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Saginaw's cost of living is 20.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Saginaw's Cost of Living

August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Saginaw, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Saginaw county flipped narrowly Democratic, 49.4% to 49.1%. More Voting Stats

Saginaw's population is 47,823 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 7.7%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 18.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Saginaw is Real Estate: $126,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.2%.

Saginaw public schools spend $12,256 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.6 students per teacher in Saginaw. More Education

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Housing Market in Saginaw

It's a good time to buy in Saginaw. Home Appreciation is up 22.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Saginaw is $126,100.
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Reviews for Saginaw   12 Reviews
On the up and up - 9/23/2021
I have been here a hot min (since birth). it ain't that bad. there is a lot to like if you ain't mad all of the time.... Read More

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Never live here again - 11/5/2017
I've lived in Saginaw and completely hated it. Dilapidated buildings throughout the city that are being used for crack smokers, drug deals, and other criminal... Read More

There is something good here. - 3/2/2012
Pros: Cost of Living. This is probably one of the cheapest areas in the country. Cons: Local government has outrageous taxes and fees. No jobs, CRIME!!!!, no... Read More

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