Overview

Introduction to Fenton, Michigan

Fenton, Michigan, in Genesee county, is 14 miles S of Flint, Michigan and 46 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. The city is in the Flint area.

Fenton History

Fenton was initially named Dibbleville after the first European settler in the area, Clark Dibble. There is a curious history behind the renaming of the city as Fenton. Supposedly it was the result of an 1837 card game involving two men, William M. Fenton and Robert LeRoy. The area was incorporated as a village in 1863 and was re-incorporated as a city in 1964.

Fenton and nearby Attractions

  • Silver Lake Park
  • Southern Lakes Park & Recreation
  • Seven Lakes State Park
  • Linden County Park
  • Garden Park
  • Hadley House Museum

Things To Do In Fenton

The downtown area has a historical look and feel and also has some popular shopping plazas. The city has 58 lakes, where one can enjoy activities like fishing, boating, swimming and other water sports.

Fenton Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Bishop International Airport.

Fenton Higher Education

The institutions providing higher education in the city are Avanti Career Academy and Fenton School of Hair Design. Some of the colleges and universities situated nearby are Baker College of Flint, Mott Community College and the University of Michigan-Flint.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,336
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens18%
Employed Population 16+5,378
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married49.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.1%
Median Earnings25+$43,662
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,583
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,524

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,518
% Above Poverty Level86.8%
% Below Poverty Level13.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone40.6%
Median Gross Rent$995
Median House Value$131,900

Ancestry

German20.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.8%
Irish14%
English11%
Polish9%
Italian5.9%
French Except Basque4.3%
Canadian2.8%
Scottish2.7%
Finnish2.5%
Swedish2.2%
Dutch2.1%
Greek1%
Russian0.8%
Hungarian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Czech0.5%
Welsh0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Fenton Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyGenesee County
Standard Zip Codes48430
Phone Area Codes2,48,810
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude42.8
Approximate Longitude-83.71

Fenton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationFLINT BISHOP INTL AP
Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip31.6 inches
StationMILFORD GM PROVING GR
Distance14.9 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip29.2 inches
StationLAPEER WWTP
Distance27.7 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 55 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 59 F
Annual Precip30.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Byron480$57,750
Gaines382$55,781
Grand Blanc7,925$79,922
Holly6,194$64,868
Linden3,882$78,953
Swartz Creek5,531$63,878

Fenton Public Schools

Andrew G. Schmidt Middle School
3255 Donaldson Dr
ZIP: 48430
(810) 591-7700
Middle
Total Enrollment 808
Fenton Senior High School
3200 West Shiawassee Ave
ZIP: 48430
(810) 591-2600
High
Total Enrollment 1112
Lake Fenton Middle School
11425 Torrey Rd
ZIP: 48430
(810) 591-2209
Middle
Total Enrollment 475
North Road Elementary School
525 North Rd
ZIP: 48430
(810) 591-1500
Primary
Total Enrollment 510
State Road Elementary School
1161 State Rd
ZIP: 48430
(810) 591-2400
Primary
Total Enrollment 477
Tomek-eastern Elem. School
600 4th St
ZIP: 48430
(810) 591-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
Torrey Hill Intermediate School
12410 Torrey Rd
ZIP: 48430
(810) 591-3617
Primary
Total Enrollment 451
West Shore Elementary School
3076 Lahring Rd
ZIP: 48430
(810) 591-6542
Primary
Total Enrollment 421

Fenton Private Schools

St John The Evangelist Catholic School
514 Lincoln St
ZIP: 48430
Elementary
Total Enrollment 373
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