Fenton, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Fenton, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Fenton had a population of 11,840 as of July 1, 2018. Fenton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fenton is located at latitude 42.8006 and longitude -83.7177 in Genesee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fenton (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.32 sq. miles. Genesee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 906 feet.

The City of Fenton (GNIS ID: 1626275) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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Fenton, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 11,840
Population in Households 11,587
Population in Familes 8,592
Population in Group Qrtrs 253
Population Density2 1,773
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $54,304
Average Household Income $67,563
Per Capita Income $30,070


Total Housing Units 5,566 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,941 (52.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,222 (39.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 403 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $128,169
Average Home Value $143,597


Total Households 5,163
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 2,933
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.09% -0.18%
Households 0.23% -0.06%
Families -0.08% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   3.85%

Fenton, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fenton to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 86 88th
Population Density # 165 76th
Diversity Index # 362 47th
Median Household Income # 207 70th
Per Capita Income # 175 75th

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