Fraser, Michigan

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Fraser, Michigan

Introduction to Fraser, Michigan

Fraser, Michigan, in Macomb county, is 4 miles NW of St. Clair Shores, Michigan and 15 miles N of Detroit, Michigan. Part of the surrounding Detroit metro area, Fraser is home to some 15,297 residents.

Fraser History

Fraser began as a crossroads community that grew into a village around 1851. Later on, the village was named after Alexander J. Frazer, who visited the area in 1858 and purchased land here. In 1860, Fraser was renamed McPhersonville. However, the name was changed back to Fraser in 1863. It was incorporated as a village in 1894, and was reincorporated as a city in 1956.

Fraserand nearby Attractions

  • Fraser Historic Museum
  • Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Addison Oaks County Park
  • Bald Mountain Recreation Area

Things To Do In Fraser

Fraser includes a number of parks and playgrounds, including the Steffens Park, McKinley Park, Boris Park and Meadows Park. Apart from its beautiful trail, Harringon Park also features a baseball field, a soccer complex and picnic tables. The Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Greektown and the Cranbrook House are also close to the city.

Fraser Transportation

The Detroit City Airport is the closest major airport.

Fraser Higher Education

Macomb Community College, Lawrence Technological University, University of Phoenix - Detroit Campus, Wayne State University, Oakland University and other colleges provide higher educational facilities to the residents of Fraser.

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High Points

Fraser strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 11% Fraser People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 13% Fraser Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 14% Fraser Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Fraser Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Fraser, Michigan

Comparing Fraser to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Age of the Population 7 8
Senior Citizens 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 5
Male Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 8
Average Household Size 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
Median Family Income 8 9
College Educated Adults 3 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 4 4
Public Transportation Use 4 6
Working at Home 3 3
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 7 9
Affordability of Rents 6 3
People Living Alone 6 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 2

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Fraser Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NW of St. Clair Shores, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles N of Detroit, Michigan
County Macomb
Standard Zip Codes 48026
Phone Area Codes 586
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.539
Longitude -82.949

Fraser Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 43 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 0 inches
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
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Fraser Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 15,297 100%
Male 7,121 46.6%
Female 8,176 53.4%
Under 18 3,705 24.2%
18+ 11,592 75.8%
65+ 2,354 15.4%
Median Age 38.5
Average Family Size 3.08
White 14,787 96.7%
African-American 139 0.9%
Asian 142 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 40 0.3%
Other 32 0.2%
Mixed Race 155 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 203 1.3%

Estimated Fraser Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 15,095
Growth -202
Growth % -1.3%

Fraser Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 20.4%
Polish 18.4%
Italian 16.3%
Irish 9.3%
English 5.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.6%
US/American 3.3%
French (except Basque) 3.3%
French Canadian 2.7%
Belgian 1.7%
Scottish 1.7%
Lebanese 1.6%
Albanian 1.5%
Greek 1.2%
Hungarian 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Swedish 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Finnish 0.5%
British 0.4%
Armenian 0.3%
Syrian 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Other Arab 0.2%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Maltese 0.2%
Serbian 0.2%
Palestinian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Fraser 15,297 $64,119
Clinton Township 95,648 $61,497
Eastpointe 34,077 $54,895
Mount Clemens 17,312 $50,518
Roseville 48,129 $49,244
St. Clair Shores 63,096 $59,245
Sterling Heights 124,471 $70,140

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Student/teacher ratio: 17

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