Fenton, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fenton, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Fenton had a population of 11,713 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fenton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Fenton, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,713
Daytime Population: Workers 7,849
Daytime Population: Residents 6,107
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,956
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 11,453
Population in Familes 8,590
Population in Group Qrtrs 260
Population Density2 1,754
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $50,710
Average Household Income $63,587
Per Capita Income $28,317


Total Housing Units 5,522 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,898 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,203 (39.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 421 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $121,716
Average Home Value $134,657


Total Households 5,101
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 2,912
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.05% -0.3%
Households 0.09% -0.2%
Families -0.19% -0.39%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

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, 2017 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 # 169 76th
Diversity Index # 364 47th
Median Household Income # 258 63rd
Per Capita Income # 187 73rd

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