Saginaw County, MI

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Population

193,803

0.716% decline

Median Age

40.8


Median Household Income

$45,034

3.02% growth

Poverty Rate

17.7%


Number of Employees

82,297

0.669% growth

Median Property Value

$94,900

2.26% growth

About

In 2017, Saginaw County, MI had a population of 194k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $45,034. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Saginaw County, MI declined from 195,201 to 193,803, a -0.716% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,712 to $45,034, a 3.02% increase.

The population of Saginaw County, MI is 69.7% White Alone, 18.1% Black or African American Alone, and 8.28% Hispanic or Latino. 5.13% of the people in Saginaw County, MI speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Saginaw County, MI are Saginaw Valley State University (1,753 degrees awarded in 2016), Ross Medical Education Center-Saginaw (190 degrees), and Dorsey Business Schools-Saginaw (181 degrees).

The median property value in Saginaw County, MI is $94,900, and the homeownership rate is 71.7%. Most people in Saginaw County, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Saginaw County, MI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Saginaw County, MI employs 82.3k people. The largest industries in Saginaw County, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,822 people), Manufacturing (12,871 people), and Retail Trade (10,945 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,303), Utilities ($67,061), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,168).

Median household income in Saginaw County, MI is $45,034. Males in Saginaw County, MI have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,762. The income inequality in Saginaw County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,034

2017 value

± $1,104

3.02%

1 Year Growth

± 2.99%

Households in Saginaw County, MI have a median annual income of $45,034, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $43,712 in 2016, which represents a 3.02% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,869

Average Male Salary

± $1,109

$46,762

Average Female Salary

± $850

In 2017, full-time male employees in Saginaw County, MI made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Saginaw County, MI by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $62,263 ± $4,415

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $48,644 ± $58,127

  3. White

    $48,289 ± $702

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Saginaw County, MI workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Saginaw County, MI by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Saginaw County, MI is from Michigan.

0.476

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Michigan across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 105.01

  2. Census Tract 120.02

  3. Census Tract 101

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Saginaw County, MI was Census Tract 105.01 with a value of $78,175, followed by Census Tract 120.02 and Census Tract 101, with respective values of $73,088 and $72,394.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Saginaw County, MI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Saginaw County, MI (33.1k out of 188k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    16,627 ± 757

  2. Black

    13,140 ± 761

  3. Hispanic

    3,984 ± 378

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Saginaw County, MI is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

82.3k

2017 Value

± 1,768

0.669%

1 Year growth

± 3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Saginaw County, MI grew at a rate of 0.669%, from 81.8k employees to 82.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Saginaw County, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,051 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,235 people), and Production Occupations (7,314 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Saginaw County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Saginaw County, MI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,051 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,235 people), and Production Occupations (7,314 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Saginaw County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (1.78 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.53 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.19 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Saginaw County, MI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,537), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($69,398), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($67,813).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

82.3k

2017 Value

± 1,768

0.669%

1 Year growth

± 3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Saginaw County, MI grew at a rate of 0.669%, from 81.8k employees to 82.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Saginaw County, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,822 people), Manufacturing (12,871 people), and Retail Trade (10,945 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Saginaw County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Saginaw County, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Saginaw County, MI, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,822 people), Manufacturing (12,871 people), and Retail Trade (10,945 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Saginaw County, MI has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.54 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.34 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Saginaw County, MI, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,303), Utilities ($67,061), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,168).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $135B

  2. $35.4B

  3. $31.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $135B, followed by Mixed freight with $35.4B and Machinery and $31.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Michigan products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$448B

2015 Value

$623B

Projected 2045 Value

39.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Michigan trade was $448B. This is expected to increase 39.1% to $623B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $35.1B

  2. $25.1B

  3. $20.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $35.1B, followed by Indiana with $25.1B and Illinois and $20.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Michigan shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.4% of the population of Saginaw County, MI has health coverage, with 45.1% on employee plans, 22% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 0.93% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Saginaw County, MI was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Saginaw County, MI see 1193 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.2% increase from the previous year (1134 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1425 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 458 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Saginaw County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1193 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Saginaw County, MI see an average of 1193 patients per year. This represents a 5.2% increase from the previous year (1134 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Saginaw County, MI in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,055

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,950

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,915

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,318

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Michigan (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,745 to $8,055.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.62%

Uninsured

45.1%

Employer Coverage

22%

Medicaid

13.7%

Medicare

11.6%

Non-Group

0.93%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Saginaw County, MI declined by 13.8% from 7.68% to 6.62%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Saginaw County, MI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.1% prevalence

  3. 14.1% prevalence

Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Michigan, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Michigan by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Saginaw County, MI is home to a population of 194k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.5% of Saginaw County, MI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Saginaw County, MI is composed of 135k White Alone residents (69.7%), 35.2k Black or African American Alone residents (18.1%), 16.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.28%), 4.53k Two or More Races residents (2.34%), 2.32k Asian Alone residents (1.2%), 401 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.207%), 235 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.121%), and 12 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00619%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Saginaw County, MI are Spanish or Spanish Creole (4,973 speakers), German (925 speakers), and Arabic (484 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Saginaw County, MI was 40.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Saginaw County, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Saginaw County, MI residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.38%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.5% of Saginaw County, MI residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Saginaw County, MI was 2.38%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    76,763 ± 6,776 people

  2. India

    66,881 ± 6,328 people

  3. Iraq

    54,355 ± 5,708 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Saginaw County, MI was Mexico, the natal country of 76,763 Saginaw County, MI residents, followed by India with 66,881 and Iraq with 54,355.

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Citizenship

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Saginaw County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Saginaw County, MI was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    135k ± 88

  2. Black or African American Alone

    35.2k ± 759

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    16.1k ± 1.04k

In 2017, there were 3.84 times more White Alone residents (135k people) in Saginaw County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35.2k Black or African American Alone and 16.1k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Saginaw County, MI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    4,973 speakers (2.69%)

  2. German

    925 speakers (0.5%)

  3. Arabic

    484 speakers (0.261%)

5.13% of Saginaw County, MI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Saginaw County, MI was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.69% of the overall population of Saginaw County, MI are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.5% speak German and 0.261% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,476 ± 274

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,823 ± 257

  3. Korea

    1,330 ± 172

Saginaw County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Saginaw County, MI awarded 2,150 degrees. The student population of Saginaw County, MI is skewed towards women, with 3,736 male students and 5,735 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Saginaw County, MI are White (1,612 and 79.4%), followed by Black or African American (209 and 10.3%), Hispanic or Latino (77 and 3.79%), and Unknown (76 and 3.74%).

The largest universities in Saginaw County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Saginaw Valley State University (1,753 and 81.5%), Ross Medical Education Center-Saginaw (190 and 8.84%), and Dorsey Business Schools-Saginaw (181 and 8.42%).

The most popular majors in Saginaw County, MI are Medical Assistant (217 and 10.1%), Registered Nursing (122 and 5.67%), and General Business Administration & Management (103 and 4.79%).

The median tuition costs in Saginaw County, MI are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $8,907 and $21,508 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 92 degrees awarded

  2. 92 degrees awarded

  3. 122 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Saginaw County, MI was Social Work with 92 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Saginaw County, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,753 degrees awarded

  2. 190 degrees awarded

  3. 181 degrees awarded

$8,907

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Saginaw County, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Saginaw Valley State University with 1,753 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

713

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,437

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 713 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Saginaw County, MI, which is 0.496 times less than the 1,437 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Saginaw County, MI by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,612 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    209 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    77 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Saginaw County, MI were to White students. These 1,612 degrees mean that there were 7.71 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 209 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Saginaw County, MI was $94,900 in 2017, which is 0.436 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $92,800 to $94,900, a 2.26% increase. The homeownership rate in Saginaw County, MI is 71.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Saginaw County, MI have an average commute time of 20.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Saginaw County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$45,034

Median Household Income

± $1,104

78.5k

Number of Households

± 1,643

In 2017, the median household income of the 78.5k households in Saginaw County, MI grew to $45,034 from the previous year's value of $43,712.

The following chart displays the households in Saginaw County, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$94,900

2017 Median

± $1,899

$92,800

2016 Median

± $1,599

In 2017, the median property value in Saginaw County, MI grew to to $94,900 from the previous year's value of $92,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Saginaw County, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Saginaw County, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Saginaw County, MI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Saginaw County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.7%

2017 Homeownership

72.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.7% of the housing units in Saginaw County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Saginaw County, MI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Saginaw County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Saginaw County, MI have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

20.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Saginaw County, MI have a shorter commute time (20.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.62% of the workforce in Saginaw County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.1%

  2. Carpooled

    8.58%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.46%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Saginaw County, MI was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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