Saginaw, Texas

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Saginaw, Texas
City of Saginaw
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
 • Type Council-Manager
 • City Council Mayor Gary Brinkley
David Flory
Ed Larson
Todd Flippo
Delbert Sedberry
Alex McGraw
Jackie Nethery
 • City Manager Nan Stanford
 • Total 7.5 sq mi (19.4 km2)
 • Land 7.5 sq mi (19.4 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 728 ft (222 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 19,806
 • Density 2,600/sq mi (1,000/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 76131, 76179
Area code(s) 817
FIPS code 48-64112[1]
GNIS feature ID 1345838[2]
Website City of Saginaw, Texas

Saginaw (frequently known as Eagle Mountain-Saginaw) is a small city in Tarrant County, Texas, United States, and a Inner suburb of Fort Worth. The population was 19,806 at the 2010 United States Census.[3] Saginaw, Texas is a Home rule municipality.


The area was settled before the Civil War as an agricultural community, and was named Dido (a name which lives on in some area roads). Three railroad lines came through the area in the 1880s, the Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railway (a subsidiary of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad), the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway and the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway.[4]

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.


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).[5]

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.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 561
1960 1,001 78.4%
1970 2,382 138.0%
1980 5,736 140.8%
1990 8,551 49.1%
2000 12,374 44.7%
2010 19,806 60.1%
Est. 2015 22,079 [6] 11.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

At the 2010 census, there were 19,806 people, 6,546 households and 5,266 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,640.8 per square mile (1020.9/km²). There were 6,820 housing units at an average density of 909.3 per square mile (351.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 83.0% White, 4.3% African American, 0.8% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 7.1% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino were 14.53% of the population

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.

The age distribution was 34.0% under the age of 20, 5.1% from 20 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.1 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.

The median household income was $67,797, and the median family income was $72,147. Male full-time, year-round workers had a median income of $52,939 versus $38,899 for females. The per capita income[SLS] for the city was $26,797. 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.


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 three high schools in the district are Boswell High School, Saginaw High School, and Chisholm Trail High School.


Top employers[edit]

According to Saginaw’s 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[8] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD 2,131
2 Walmart 500
3 Trinity N. Amer. Freight Car Inc. 381
4 Bana Box Inc. 218
5 Ventura Foods 215
6 CTI Chefco Foods 200
7 Russo Corporation 200
8 Ranger Fire 200
9 DOS Project – Standard Meat 189
10 Texas Army National Guard 185


  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. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Saginaw city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Saginaw, Texas". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved August 4, 2012. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ City of Saginaw CAFR Retrieved 2015-07-08

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