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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 Population11,471
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens15.9%
Employed Population 16+5,459
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married45.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.4%
Median Earnings25+$37,802
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,833
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,383

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,860
% Above Poverty Level85.2%
% Below Poverty Level14.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.5%
Median Gross Rent$918
Median House Value$108,500

Ancestry

German23.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.5%
Irish16.3%
English10.5%
Polish9.7%
Italian4.9%
French Except Basque4.8%
Scottish2.7%
Finnish2.6%
Dutch2.5%
Canadian2.1%
Swedish2%
Welsh1.2%
Arab1.2%
Czech0.9%
Russian0.9%
Hungarian0.7%
Norwegian0.5%
African0.4%
Greek0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Bulgarian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Syrian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Fenton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Genesee County
Standard Zip Codes48430
Phone Area Codes248,810
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
Byron529$50,972
Gaines342$51,875
Grand Blanc8,039$65,917
Holly6,171$63,473
Linden3,868$73,320
Swartz Creek5,617$54,038

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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