Saginaw has the 607th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 4.2% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Unemployment in the Saginaw area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Saginaw has the 223rd largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Saginaw is below average at $42,320, and the median cost of a home in Saginaw is $46,800, which is below the national average. 11% of workers in Saginaw hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 78% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Saginaw. 85% of Saginaw workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Saginaw spend an average of 18 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.