Sauget (/sɔːˈʒeɪ/ saw-ZHAY) is a village in St. Clair County, Illinois, United States. It is part of Greater St. Louis. The population was 159 at the 2010 census, down from 249 in 2000.
Sauget is located at 38°35′13″N 90°10′0″W / 38.58694°N 90.16667°W / 38.58694; -90.16667 (38.587013, -90.166690).
According to the 2010 census, Sauget has a total area of 4.594 square miles (11.90 km), of which 4.23 square miles (10.96 km) (or 92.08%) is land and 0.364 square miles (0.94 km) (or 7.92%) is water.
Sauget is located in the American Bottom, the floodplain of the Mississippi River opposite St. Louis, Missouri.
As of the census of 2000, there were 249 people, 101 households, and 61 families residing in the village. The population density was 60.3 people per square mile (23.3/km²). There were 115 housing units at an average density of 27.8 per square mile (10.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 70.28% White, 27.71% African American, 1.20% Asian, 0.40% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.
There were 101 households, out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.6% were married couples living together, 21.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.6% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the village, the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 81.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $35,833, and the median income for a family was $41,875. Males had a median income of $40,833 versus $25,714 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,330. About 20.0% of families and 17.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 11.1% of those sixty five or over.