Saginaw Quick Facts

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SaginawThe name comes from the Ojibwe Indian language and means "to flow out."
Geo LocationThe latitude of Saginaw, Texas is 32.86N. The longitude is -97.363W.
Saginaw, TX. Is in the Central Standard time zone.
1848Earliest documented settler to Saginaw, David Thurmond arrives with family from Virginia
1849Population: 664 including 65 slaves
1882Fort Worth & Denver City railroad runs first passenger train from Ft Worth through Saginaw to Decatur
1882Jarvis J. Green renames the city after a city in his home state of Michigan
1899Earliest grave located at the Saginaw Cemetery, that of three year old John David Bowmen.
1930Population: 103 with 25 homes
1949Saginaw was incorporated. The first mayor was John Kennedy.
1954Citizens vote city "dry" shutting down 2 taverns and a liquor store.
1961W.E. Boswell High School opens.
1966Population: 1740
1970Population: 2382
1971Saginaw Post Office starts home delivery.
1988The residents voted to have a Home Rule type charter for Saginaw with a Council-Manager form of government. There is a Mayor and six councilpersons. All are elected at large and serve three year terms.
Through the 90'sSaginaw's population grew by about 45%
2000Median Household Income $55,549
2006Full-time Law Enforcement Employees 35 (30 officers)
Officers per 1,000 residents 1.48
US city average 3.00
July 2008Population 20,295
Males: 10,009 (49.3%)
Females: 10,286 (50.7%)
Nearby Towns & CitiesBlue Mound 1.5 miles
Eagle Mountain 5.2 miles
Haslet 8.0 Miles
Nearest Big CitiesFt Worth 9.6 Miles
Arlington 17.2 Miles
How far is Saginaw TX from Dallas?53.3 kilometres (33.12 miles)
ZIP Codes 76131, 76179
Area Codes 817, 682
Elevation 728 ft (222 m)
AreaLand 7.5 sq mi (19.4 km2)
Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
StateTexas
CountyTarrant
School DistrictEagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District. The three high schools in the district are Boswell High School, Chisholm Trail High School, and Saginaw High School.
Saginaw, Alabama Another city in the U.S. named after Saginaw, MI.
Located in Shelby County, in the Birmingham-Hoover metro area.
2000 CensusThere were 12,374 people, 4,229 households and 3,450 families residing in the city.
2011 Census

Fifth fastest-growing city in Tarrant County.
2011 CensusPopulation of Saginaw Texas 19,806
A 60.1 percent growth in the past decade
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