|City of Saginaw|
Train and Grain
|• City Council||Mayor Todd Flippo |
|• City Manager||Gabe Reaume|
|• Total||7.66 sq mi (19.82 km2)|
|• Land||7.65 sq mi (19.82 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
|Elevation||728 ft (222 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||3,176.95/sq mi (1,226.69/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1345838|
|Website||City of Saginaw, Texas|
The town was renamed Saginaw in 1882 by Jarvis J. Green (after his first choice of "Pontiac" was rejected by the United States Postal Service), who had lived and worked on Saginaw Street in Pontiac, Michigan. The name Saginaw comes from the Ojibwe language and means "to flow out." It is also the name of a river, a bay, and a city in Michigan.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.5 square miles (19.4 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (NH)||1,656||6.93%|
|Native American or Alaska Native (NH)||78||0.33%|
|Pacific Islander (NH)||21||0.09%|
|Some Other Race (NH)||97||0.41%|
|Hispanic or Latino||7,152||29.94%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 23,890 people, 8,343 households, and 6,292 families residing in the city.
Saginaw has two major railroad lines (one operated by Union Pacific and another by BNSF) running through the middle of the city, Rail-served heavy industry is located along these lines. Saginaw has a prominent heavy industrial base when compared to other suburban cities of the same size. Saginaw is known for its "Train & Grain" heritage, due to the presence of the railroads and two large flour mills located within the city limits. Large grain elevators (visible from miles away) are a prominent feature in the center of the city. According to Saginaw's 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:
|#||Employer||# of Employees||Percentage of Total|
|1||Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD||2,541||30%|
|2||CTI Beanmaker&Chefco Foods||440||5%|
|4||Walmart Supercenter #5316||393||5%|
|5||Trinity North Amer. Freight Car||370||4%|
|6||Anchor Fabrication Corp.||320||4%|
|8||Texas Army National Guard||245||3%|
|9||Ranger Fire Inc.||200||2%|
No colleges or universities are present in this small community, but the city lies within driving distance to Fort Worth and the rest of the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, which contains a number of colleges and universities including the Tarrant County College system.
Saginaw is served by the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District. The four high schools in the district are Boswell High School, Saginaw High School, Chisholm Trail High School, and Watson High School/Alternative Discipline Center (the last of which is targeted to at-risk students.)
- Brec Bassinger, actress
- Janet Gunn, actress
- Brad Hawpe, MLB Player
- Angela Stanford, LPGA Golfer
- Kirk Watson, politician
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- City of Saginaw, Texas
- "MEET KIRK". kirkwatson.com. Retrieved February 17, 2019.