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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.

People

Total Population 14,582
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 17.5%
Employed Population 16+ 6,794
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 49.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.5%
Median Earnings25+ $38,738
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,331
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,802

Wealth

Median Family Income $71,337
% Above Poverty Level 90.6%
% Below Poverty Level 9.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.2%
Median Gross Rent $695
Median House Value $111,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.3%
US/American 0%
English 7.4%
Irish 12.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

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

Station MOUNT CLEMENS ANG BASE
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
Station DETROIT CITY AP
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
Station PONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Eastpointe 32,585 $49,297
Mount Clemens 16,381 $47,407
Roseville 47,529 $49,394
St. Clair Shores 59,888 $67,291
Sterling Heights 131,139 $70,419

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fraser Public Libraries

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Fraser Public Library
16585 ROSEMARY
Fraser, Michigan
(810) 293-2055

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Fraser High Schools

FRASER HIGH SCHOOL
34270 GARFIELD ROAD
586-293-5100
Serves 1,455 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

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