Fraser, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fraser, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Fraser had a population of 14,832 as of July 1, 2017. Fraser 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 Fraser is located at latitude 42.5376 and longitude -82.9467 in Macomb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fraser (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Macomb County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 614 feet.

The City of Fraser (GNIS ID: 1626310) 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 Fraser 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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Fraser, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 14,832
Daytime Population: Workers 9,133
Daytime Population: Residents 7,426
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,559
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 14,736
Population in Familes 11,861
Population in Group Qrtrs 96
Population Density2 3,582
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $53,137
Average Household Income $68,810
Per Capita Income $29,408


Total Housing Units 6,681 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,276 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,024 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 381 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $129,236
Average Home Value $143,715


Total Households 6,300
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 4,016
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 0.33% 0.53%
Households 0.43% 0.59%
Families 0.21% 0.44%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Fraser, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fraser 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 # 74 89th
Population Density # 49 93rd
Diversity Index # 183 74th
Median Household Income # 202 71st
Per Capita Income # 164 76th

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