As of the 2010 census demographic profile, there were 26,628 people, 10,318 households, and 7,144 families residing in Saugus. The racial makeup of Saugus was 93.3% White, 2.7% Black or African American, 0.05% Native American, 3.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 4% of the population. The U.S. Census also shows that 36% is of Italian descent, and 24% is of Irish descent dominating the Town. The Italian population mostly migrated over the years from East Boston or Revere, the Irish from South Boston or Somerville.

According to the 2010-2014 American Community Census Survey, the median household income in Saugus was $76,141, and the median income for a family was $90,699.