|City of Saginaw, Texas|
|— City —|
|Motto: "A City On The Right Track"|
|Tarrant County, Texas|
|• City Council||Mayor Gary Brinkley
|• 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)|
|• 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, 682|
|GNIS feature ID||13458382|
|Website||City of Saginaw, Texas|
The area was settled before the Civil War as an agricultural community, and was named Dido. Three railroad lines came through the area in the 1880s, the Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railway, 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, 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 of it land.
At the 2000 census1, there were 12,374 people, 4,229 households and 3,450 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,649.1 per square mile (637.0/km²). There were 4,339 housing units at an average density of 578.3 per square mile (223.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.64% White, 1.93% African American, 0.91% Native American, 1.24% Asian, 6.09% from other races, and 2.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino were 14.53% of the population
There were 4,229 households of which 47.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.9% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.4% were non-families. 15.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.26.
The age distribution was 32.0% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 35.0% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 5.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.
The median household income was $55,549, and the median family income was $59,967. Males had a median income of $42,036 versus $27,164 for females. The per capita income[SLS] for the city was $20,336. About 5.2% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.
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.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "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.
- "Saginaw, Texas". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved August 4, 2012.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- City of Saginaw official website
- Texas State Historical Association
- Saginaw Fire Department
- Saginaw Police Department