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 5,527 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 5,527
Daytime Population: Workers 1,293
Daytime Population: Residents 2,711
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,004
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 5,527
Population in Familes 4,547
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,003
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $71,299
Average Household Income $90,380
Per Capita Income $37,751


Total Housing Units 2,546 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,901 (74.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 369 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 276 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $219,656
Average Home Value $276,723


Total Households 2,270
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,573
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 -0.08% -0.32%
Households 0.1% -0.22%
Families -0.38% -0.35%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

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, 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 # 165 76th
Population Density # 325 53rd
Diversity Index # 493 29th
Median Household Income # 46 93rd
Per Capita Income # 61 91st

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