Located in the state of Texas, Saginaw is a medium-sized city with a population of 21,680 people. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (81% White). Given that fact, Saginaw could be considered less diverse than other cities. Saginaw has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 76% of the population is classified as married and 47% have kids.
Whether you’re moving to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Saginaw could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Texas if you know where to look. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, weather, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Saginaw and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Saginaw to Texas and the national average.
Saginaw, TX receives 89/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #47 in Texas and #85 in the USA. Based on this score, Saginaw would be considered a very livable city! Another exciting tidbit, is that Saginaw ranks better than 90% of all US cities! If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Saginaw has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+), crime (B+), weather (B), education (A+) and housing (A+).
Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Saginaw, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.
Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Saginaw gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 135 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.
Knowing that the Saginaw schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 77%, which is far higher than the national average.
For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Saginaw apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city.
Assuming that Saginaw meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Saginaw. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Saginaw are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Saginaw come in at $130,000, which is 8.9% lower than the Texas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Saginaw, the home price to income ratio is 1.6, which is 38.5% lower than the Texas average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Saginaw will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Saginaw, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 9.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 9.4%.
|Average one way commute||27min||26min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||84.4%||80.3%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||8.3%||10.6%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||0.4%||1.5%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||0.0%||0.3%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||0.6%||1.6%||2.8%|
|Working from home||3.0%||4.3%||4.6%|