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Overview

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. It is part of the surrounding Detroit metro area.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,620
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens18.4%
Employed Population 16+7,082
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married48.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21%
Median Earnings25+$39,471
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,083
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,152

Wealth

Median Family Income$74,364
% Above Poverty Level91%
% Below Poverty Level9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone33%
Median Gross Rent$748
Median House Value$121,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.8%
Polish17.3%
Italian14.9%
Irish12.7%
English7.4%
French Except Basque4.8%
Canadian2.4%
Belgian2.2%
Scottish2.2%
Hungarian1.5%
Arab1.5%
Dutch1.3%
Finnish1.1%
Lebanese1.1%
Maltese1.1%
Russian0.8%
Romanian0.8%
Austrian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Greek0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Ukrainian0.4%
African0.4%
Albanian0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
German0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Czech0.2%
US/American0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Fraser Almanac

CategoryValue
County Macomb County
Standard Zip Codes48026
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.53
Approximate Longitude-82.94

Fraser Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMOUNT CLEMENS ANG BASE
Distance8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 55 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp43 to 60 F
Annual Precip32.2 inches
StationDETROIT CITY AP
Distance10 miles
Jan Temp20 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip0 inches
StationPONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
Distance19.4 miles
Jan Temp16 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip30 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Eastpointe32,648$51,913
Mount Clemens16,390$49,916
Roseville47,606$48,973
St. Clair Shores59,916$69,878
Sterling Heights131,674$70,597

Fraser Public Libraries

Fraser Public Library
16330 EAST FOURTEEN MILE ROAD
Fraser, Michigan
(586) 293-2055

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Fraser Public Schools

Arts Academy In The Woods
32101 Caroline
ZIP: 48026
(586) 294-0391
High
Total Enrollment 351
Eisenhower Elementary School
31275 Eveningside
ZIP: 48026
(586) 439-6600
Primary
Total Enrollment 528
Fraser High School
34270 Garfield Rd
ZIP: 48026
(586) 439-7200
High
Total Enrollment 1655
Ralph Waldo Emerson Elem. School
32151 Danna
ZIP: 48026
(586) 439-6700
Primary
Total Enrollment 385
Richards Middle School
33500 Garfield Rd
ZIP: 48026
(586) 439-7400
Middle
Total Enrollment 849
Thomas A. Edison Elem. School
17470 Sewel
ZIP: 48026
(586) 439-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 494

Fraser Private Schools

St John Lutheran School
16339 E 14 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48026
Elementary
Total Enrollment 149
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