Saginaw, MI 48638 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 48638: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Saginaw, MI 48638

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Saginaw County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.422, Longitude -84.014
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 271
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 6,105
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 956
    • Single Family Addresses: 5,149

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Saginaw, MI 48638 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,168
Daytime Population: Workers 4,261
Daytime Population: Residents 6,006
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,267
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 12,152
Population in Familes 9,174
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 1,871
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $53,380
Average Household Income $69,357
Per Capita Income $31,735


Total Housing Units 6,091 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,565 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,996 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 530 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $136,268
Average Home Value $159,607


Total Households 5,561
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 3,244
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.62% -0.76%
Households -0.55% -0.72%
Families -0.81% -0.89%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Saginaw, MI 48638 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 48638 to the other 984 ZIP Codes in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 288 71st
Population Density # 157 84th
Diversity Index # 151 85th
Median Household Income # 344 65th
Per Capita Income # 190 81st

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