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Saranac, MI

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About Saranac, MI

Saranac, MI is located in Ionia County in the state of Michigan.

The total City Population for Saranac is about 1,919 with about 537 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $145,065, which is roughly 12% lower than the Average Home Value of $165,251 for the state of Michigan, and roughly 33% lower than the National Average of $217,072.

The Median Income Per Household is about $56,420, which is roughly 10% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $62,976 for the state of Michigan, and roughly 13% lower higher than the National Average of $65,026.

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Quick Stats

Saranac Population 1,919
Average Home Value $145,065
Median Household Income $56,420
Median Age 33.4
Unemployment Rate 2.9%
Politics 64.13% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.59
Male Population Estimate: 42.6%
Female Population Estimate: 57.4%
Median Age: 33.4
Male Median Age: 39.3
Female Median Age: 40.9

Racial Demographic Estimates



Ionia County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Debbie Stabenow
U.S. Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
Gary Peters
U.S. Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
Gretchen Whitmer
State governor
Gretchen Whitmer
Democratic Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 64.13%
Democratic: 33.84%
Libertarian: 1.52%
Green: 0.25%
Other: 0.25%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Saranac specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Ionia County: About 2.22586 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2020)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Ionia County: About 246.525 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Ionia County is about 44% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 14% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


The Unemployment Rate for Saranac is about 2.9%.

Michigan is ranked #29 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 38.48 out of 100.

29th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 44.13

The average living wage for the state of Michigan is $29.66/hr, while the states minimum wage is $9.65/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Michigan a minimum wage score of 55.51 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $3.67/hr, which gives Michigan a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 20.12 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Michigan is $217.74, resulting in a UI benefit score of 58.18 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Michigan does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
X Michigan does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Michigan does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
Michigan does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Michigan does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Michigan does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Michigan does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Michigan does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Michigan does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Michigan does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Michigan does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Michigan does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
Michigan does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Michigan does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Michigan does not have a "right-to-work" law.
X Michigan does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Michigan does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Michigan does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Michigan does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Michigan does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 48881
Latitude: 42.929400
Longitude: -85.210500
TimeZone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: Midwest
Average Elevation: 631.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 616