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Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County, in the Allegan metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term for "river's mouth"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Saugatuck. For links to other places called Saugatuck, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Saugatuck is 42.655N. The longitude is -86.201W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 594 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,037.
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20% of Saugatuck residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Saugatuck ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Saugatuck was $34,382, compared with $21,587 nationally.
42% of Saugatuck residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Saugatuck, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $412. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,277.
Allegan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Saugatuck political report.
The average commute time for Saugatuck workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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