Saginaw, Texas

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Saginaw, Texas
City of Saginaw
Official seal of Saginaw, Texas
Seal
Motto(s): 
Train and Grain
Location of Saginaw in Tarrant County, Texas
Location of Saginaw in Tarrant County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°51′42″N 97°22′00″W / 32.86167°N 97.36667°W / 32.86167; -97.36667
Country United States
State Texas
County Tarrant
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • City CouncilMayor Todd Flippo
David Flory
Patrick Farr
Valerie Tankersley
Charles Tucker
Cindy Bighorse
Mary Copeland
 • City ManagerGabe Reaume
Area
 • Total7.5 sq mi (19.4 km2)
 • Land7.5 sq mi (19.4 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
728 ft (222 m)
Population
(2017)ESRI
 • Total21,889
 • Density2,900/sq mi (1,100/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
76131, 76179
Area code(s)817
FIPS code48-64112[1]
GNIS feature ID1345838[2]
WebsiteCity of Saginaw, Texas

Saginaw (frequently known as Eagle Mountain-Saginaw) is a small city in Tarrant County, Texas, United States, and an Inner suburb of Fort Worth. The population was 21,899 in 2017. Saginaw, Texas is a Home rule municipality.

History[edit]

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.[1] 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.

Winner of Saginaw's photo contest in 2015
Winner of Saginaw's photo contest 2016.
Entry into Saginaw's Photo Contest 2017

Geography[edit]

Saginaw is located at 32°51′42″N 97°22′00″W / 32.861789°N 97.366621°W / 32.861789; -97.366621Coordinates: 32°51′42″N 97°22′00″W / 32.861789°N 97.366621°W / 32.861789; -97.366621 (32.861789, -97.366621).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.5 square miles (19.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950561
19601,00178.4%
19702,382138.0%
19805,736140.8%
19908,55149.1%
200012,37444.7%
201019,80660.1%
Est. 201622,526[4]13.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

According to Census data in 2010, There were 6,546 households of which 44.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.6% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.38.

According to ESRI data in 2017, there were 21,889 people, 6546 households, and 5525 families residing in the city. The Population density was 2,900.0 per square mile. There were 7,315 housing units. The racial makeup of the city was 79.4% White, 5.2% African American, .8% Native American, 2.3% Asian, .1% Pacific Isander, 8.6% some other race alone, 3.5% two or more races. Hispanic were 27.8% of the population.

The age distribution was 0-4 7.8%, 5-9 7.8%, 10-14 8.0%, 15-24 13.6%, 18+ 72.0%, 25-34 14.1%, 35-44 14.5%, 45-54 14.0%, 55-64 10.7%, 65-74 6.7%, 75-84 2.3%, 85+ .6%. The median age was 34.

There was 10,731 males and 11,154 females.

Out of the population 25+ the educational attainment for the city was 3.6% less than 9th grade, 3.9% highschool no diploma, 27.6% highschool graduate, 5.8% GED, 28% Some college no degree, 8.4% Associate degree, 17.2% Bachelors degree, 5.4% Graduate/Professional Degree.

The median household income was $75,617, the per capita income was $28,320. In 2010 Male full-time, year-round workers had a median income of $52,939 versus $38,899 for females. About 3.9% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.

The employment rate was 94.7%. 60.9% of the population held white collar jobs: 12.6% in Management/Business/Finance, 19.1% in Professional, 11.4% in Sales, 17.7% in Admin Support, 17.0% in Services. 22.1% of the population held blue collar jobs: 0.8% in Farming/Forestry/Fishing, 2.6% in Construction, 5.1% in Installation/Maintenance/Repair, 4.1% in Production, and 9.6% in Transportation/Material Moving.

Education[edit]

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.)

Economy[edit]

Top employers[edit]

According to Saginaw’s 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[6] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees Percentage of Total
1 Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD 2458 25%
2 Walmart 500 5%
3 CTI Chefco Foods 356 4%
4 Trinity N. American Freight Car Inc. 350 4%
5 Ventura Foods 215 2%
6 Ranger Fire 200 2%
7 Russo Corporation 200 2%
8 DOS Project - Standard Meat 189 2%
9 Texas Army National Guard 185 2%
10 Universal Forestry Products 180 2%

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ https://www.ci.saginaw.tx.us/Archive/ViewFile/Item/778 Retrieved 2018/07/03

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