Saginaw County, MI

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2020 Population
191,166
0.341% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
41
0.244% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
17.6%
2.4% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$49,565
3.26% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$106,200
4.84% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
82,355
0.517% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Saginaw County, MI had a population of 191k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $49,565. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Saginaw County, MI declined from 191,821 to 191,166, a −0.341% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,000 to $49,565, a 3.26% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Saginaw County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (18.4%), White (Hispanic) (5.32%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.44%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.74%).

None of the households in Saginaw County, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99% of the residents in Saginaw County, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Saginaw County, MI are Saginaw Valley State University (1,797 degrees awarded in 2020), Dorsey School of Business-Saginaw (113 degrees), and Ross Medical Education Center-Saginaw (61 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Saginaw County, MI was $106,200, and the homeownership rate was 71.5%.

Most people in Saginaw County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Saginaw County, MI was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Saginaw County, MI is home to a population of 191k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.42% of Saginaw County, MI residents were born outside of the country (4.62k people).

In 2020, there were 3.75 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (132k people) in Saginaw County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2020 Citizenship
98.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99% of Saginaw County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Saginaw County, MI was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Saginaw County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    132k ± 124
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    35.2k ± 702
  3. White (Hispanic)
    10.2k ± 662
8.73%
Hispanic Population
16.7k people

In 2020, there were 3.75 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (132k people) in Saginaw County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.73% of the people in Saginaw County, MI are hispanic (16.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Saginaw County, MI as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    78,782 ± 6,864 people
  2. India
    74,611 ± 6,681 people
  3. Iraq
    57,515 ± 5,871 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 78,782 Michigan residents, followed by India with 74,611 and Iraq with 57,515.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.42%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
4.62k people
2.41%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
4.62k people

As of 2020, 2.42% of Saginaw County, MI residents (4.62k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Saginaw County, MI was 2.41%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,245 ± 293
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,655 ± 277
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,261 ± 302

Saginaw County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Saginaw County, MI employs 82.4k people. The largest industries in Saginaw County, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,134 people), Manufacturing (13,796 people), and Retail Trade (10,194 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,346), Utilities ($52,104), and Public Administration ($51,606).

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,905. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

82.4k
2020 Value
± 2,033
−0.517%
1 Year decline
± 3.28%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Saginaw County, MI declined at a rate of −0.517%, from 82.8k employees to 82.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Saginaw County, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,930 people), Production Occupations (8,311 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (8,206 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Saginaw County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

82.4k
2020 Value
± 2,033
−0.517%
1 Year decline
± 3.28%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Saginaw County, MI declined at a rate of −0.517%, from 82.8k employees to 82.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Saginaw County, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,134 people), Manufacturing (13,796 people), and Retail Trade (10,194 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,401
Median earning men ± $1,209
$26,503
Median earning women ± $839

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($58,659), Manufacturing ($51,886), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,464).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,610), Public Administration ($41,885), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($37,988).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Michigan.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,036
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,022
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,006
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $2.62M
    Manufacturing
  2. $1.77M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $555k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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. $193B
  2. $56.5B
  3. $49.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $193B, followed by Machinery ($56.5B) and Mixed freight ($49.6B).

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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$638B
2020 Value in Michigan
$1.16T
Projected 2050 Value in Michigan
81.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $638B. This is expected to increase 81.2% to $1.16T by 2050.

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. $34.4B
  3. $29.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $35.1B, followed by Texas with $34.4B and Indiana and $29.5B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Saginaw County, MI went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.974%).

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Michigan over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Michigan have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Saginaw County, MI awarded 1,971 degrees. The student population of Saginaw County, MI in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,808 male students and 5,497 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Saginaw County, MI are White (1,461 and 79.1%), followed by Black or African American (178 and 9.64%), Hispanic or Latino (80 and 4.33%), and Unknown (65 and 3.52%).

The largest universities in Saginaw County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Saginaw Valley State University (1,797 and 91.2%), Dorsey School of Business-Saginaw (113 and 5.73%), and Ross Medical Education Center-Saginaw (61 and 3.09%).

The most popular majors in Saginaw County, MI are Registered Nursing (182 and 9.23%), Social Work (146 and 7.41%), and General Business Administration & Management (106 and 5.38%).

The median tuition cost in Saginaw County, MI for a public four year colleges is $10,376 for in-state students and $24,963 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Saginaw County, MI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 89.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 8,305 (33.8% men and 66.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 8,305 students enrolled in Saginaw County, MI, 33.8% men and 66.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,288 records, of which 67.8% were women and 32.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 182 degree-majors awarded
  2. 93 degree-majors awarded
  3. 90 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Saginaw County, MI was Registered Nursing with 182 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,797 degrees awarded
  2. 113 degrees awarded
  3. 61 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Saginaw Valley State University with 1,797 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 643 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Saginaw County, MI, which is 0.484 times less than the 1,328 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,461 degrees mean that there were 8.21 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 178 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, less-than 2-year ($29,280) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private for-profit, less-than 2-year ($1,800) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,059) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.713% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.711% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.28M), Some college (1.97M), and Bachelors Degree (1.34M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Saginaw County, MI was $106,200 in 2020, which is 0.462 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $101,300 to $106,200, a 4.84% increase. The homeownership rate in Saginaw County, MI is 71.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Saginaw County, MI have an average commute time of 21.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Saginaw County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Saginaw County, MI is $49,565. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Saginaw County, MI was Census Tract 105.01 with a value of $100,294, followed by Census Tract 112 and Census Tract 120.02, with respective values of $80,192 and $80,119.

In 2021, 15% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Saginaw County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.55%.

Property

$106,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,675
$56,509
Median Property Taxes
±$1,559

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Saginaw County, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

71.5%
Homeownership
2020
61.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 71.5% of the housing units in Saginaw County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 105.01
  2. Census Tract 112
  3. Census Tract 120.02

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Saginaw County, MI was Census Tract 105.01 with a value of $100,294, followed by Census Tract 112 and Census Tract 120.02, with respective values of $80,192 and $80,119.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$49,565
Median Household Income
± $1,241
79k
Number of Households
± 1,978

In 2020, the median household income of the 79k households in Saginaw County, MI grew to $49,565 from the previous year's value of $48,000.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Saginaw County, MI is from Michigan.
0.471
2020 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.475
2019 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2020, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.801% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.92%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.5%)

In 2020, 82.2% of workers in Saginaw County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.92%) and those who worked at home (4.5%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

21.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Saginaw County, MI have a shorter commute time (21.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.53% of the workforce in Saginaw County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 15% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Saginaw County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.55%.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Saginaw County, MI (32.5k out of 185k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 29% of the children was living in poverty in Saginaw County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 634 in Saginaw County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 224 per 100,000 population.

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96% of the population of Saginaw County, MI has health coverage, with 45.1% on employee plans, 23.4% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 0.995% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Saginaw County, MI see 1171 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.62% decrease from the previous year (1215 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1323 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 362 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Michigan, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,171 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Saginaw County, MI

Primary care physicians in Saginaw County, MI see an average of 1,171 patients per year. This represents a 3.62% decrease from the previous year (1,215 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Michigan across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.3% under 18 years, 20.3% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.03%
Uninsured
45.1%
Employer Coverage
23.4%
Medicaid
14.7%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
0.995%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Saginaw County, MI declined by 10.5% from 4.5% to 4.03%.

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 Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 71.1 in Saginaw County, MI.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.4% in Saginaw County, MI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.93% in Saginaw County, MI.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Saginaw County, MI.

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