Lake Fenton, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Fenton, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Lake Fenton Census Designated Place had a population of 5,550 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Fenton is located at latitude 42.8474 and longitude -83.7129 in Genesee County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Fenton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.51 sq. miles and a water area of 1.69 sq. miles. Genesee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 879 feet.

The Lake Fenton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393079) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Lake Fenton Census Designated Place is located within Charter Township of Fenton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Genesee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Fenton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lake Fenton, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,550
Population in Households 5,550
Population in Familes 4,574
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,007
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 2,277
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,584
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,538 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,918 (75.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 358 (14.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 261 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $211,991
Average Home Value $271,077


Median Household Income $68,679
Average Household Income $85,415
Per Capita Income $35,664
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% -0.25%
Households 0.17% -0.13%
Families -0.33% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lake Fenton, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Fenton to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 164 76th
Population Density1 # 327 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 486 30th
Median Household Income # 47 93rd
Per Capita Income # 61 91st

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