Saginaw is a tiny city in Tarrant County, Texas, in the United States. It is a suburb of Fort Worth and is located within the city limits, in some distance to Corinth. In 2019, the population was 24,310 people. The city of Saginaw is governed by its own set of laws.
Jarvis J. Green, who had lived and worked on Saginaw Street in Pontiac, Michigan, was the man who renamed the town Saginaw in 1882 after his first choice of "Pontiac" was rejected by the United States Postal Service.
Green was born in Pontiac and raised in Saginaw. The word Saginaw is derived from the Ojibwe language and literally translates as "to erupt." Additionally, the name of a river, a bay, and a city in Michigan are all derived from it.
On March 13, 1989, Evergreen International Airlines Flight 17 crashed near Saginaw, Michigan, killing both of the plane's pilots (the plane's only occupants) and all other passengers and crew.
There were 6,546 households according to Census statistics in 2010, with 44.6 percent having children under the age of 18, 62.9 percent being married couples living together, 12.3 percent having a female householder who did not have a husband present, and 19.6 percent being non-family households.
Individuals constituted 15.6 percent of all households, with 4.2 percent consisting of someone 65 years or older who was living alone in their own home. The average household size was 3.03 people, and the average family size was 3.38 people in the United States.
According to ESRI statistics from 2017, the city has a total population of 21,889 people, 6546 houses, and 5525 families living in it. The population density per square mile was 2,900.0 individuals.
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There were a total of 7,315 dwellings. There were 79.4 percent white people in the city, 5.2 percent African-Americans,.8 percent Native Americans, 2.3 percent Asians,.1 percent Pacific Islanders, 8.6 percent some other race alone, and 3.5 percent two or more races in the city's population. Hispanics accounted for 27.8 percent of the total population.
Saginaw is served by two main railroad lines, one of which is managed by Union Pacific and the other by BNSF, which both pass through the heart of the city. Heavy industry that is served by rail can be found along these routes.
The heavy industrial sector is very important in Saginaw when compared to other suburban communities of similar size in the United States.
Because of the presence of railroads and two huge flour mills inside the city limits, Saginaw is renowned as the "Train & Grain" capital of the world. The grain elevators, which can be seen from miles away, are a notable feature in the city's core.