Fenton, MI

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Population

11,364

0.933% decline

Median Age

39.6


Median Household Income

$49,575

5.04% growth

Poverty Rate

13.8%


Number of Employees

5,337

3.07% decline

Median Property Value

$116,900

7.74% growth

About

In 2017, Fenton, MI had a population of 11.4k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $49,575. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fenton, MI declined from 11,471 to 11,364, a -0.933% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,196 to $49,575, a 5.04% increase.

The population of Fenton, MI is 91.5% White Alone, 4.04% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.02% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Fenton, MI speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Fenton, MI is $116,900, and the homeownership rate is 59.9%. Most people in Fenton, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Fenton, MI is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Fenton, MI employs 5.34k people. The largest industries in Fenton, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (903 people), Manufacturing (886 people), and Retail Trade (489 people), and the highest paying industries are Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($60,119), Utilities ($57,206), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($52,177).

Median household income in Fenton, MI is $49,575. Males in Fenton, MI have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,762. The income inequality in Fenton, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,575

2017 value

± $4,505

5.04%

1 Year Growth

± 15.5%

Households in Fenton, MI have a median annual income of $49,575, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,196 in 2016, which represents a 5.04% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,869

Average Male Salary

± $1,109

$46,762

Average Female Salary

± $850

In 2017, full-time male employees in Michigan made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $62,263 ± $4,415

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $48,644 ± $58,127

  3. White

    $48,289 ± $702

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Michigan workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fenton, MI is from Michigan.

0.476

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Michigan across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 7101

  2. Census Tract 1240

  3. Census Tract 132.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fenton, MI was Census Tract 7101 with a value of $108,100, followed by Census Tract 1240 and Census Tract 132.02, with respective values of $75,250 and $50,255.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fenton, MI (1.53k out of 11.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,492 ± 352

  2. Two Or More

    31 ± 86

  3. Hispanic

    18 ± 85

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fenton, MI is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

5.34k

2017 Value

± 573

-3.07%

1 Year decline

± 14.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fenton, MI declined at a rate of -3.07%, from 5.51k employees to 5.34k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fenton, MI, are Sales & Related Occupations (583 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (501 people), and Production Occupations (454 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fenton, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fenton, MI, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (583 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (501 people), and Production Occupations (454 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fenton, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (1.82 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.62 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.56 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fenton, MI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($79,464), Management Occupations ($73,266), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($72,760).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.34k

2017 Value

± 573

-3.07%

1 Year decline

± 14.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fenton, MI declined at a rate of -3.07%, from 5.51k employees to 5.34k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fenton, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (903 people), Manufacturing (886 people), and Retail Trade (489 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fenton, MI, though some of these residents may live in Fenton, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Fenton, MI, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (903 people), Manufacturing (886 people), and Retail Trade (489 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fenton, MI has an unusually high number of Utilities (1.84 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.74 times), and Manufacturing (1.64 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fenton, MI, by median earnings, are Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($60,119), Utilities ($57,206), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($52,177).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $138B

  2. $38.2B

  3. $36.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $138B, followed by Mixed freight ($38.2B) and Machinery ($36.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Michigan products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$480B

2020 Value

$623B

Projected 2045 Value

29.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $480B. This is expected to increase 29.8% to $623B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $37.4B

  2. $27.2B

  3. $21.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $37.4B, followed by Indiana with $27.2B and Illinois and $21.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Michigan shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.5% of the population of Fenton, MI has health coverage, with 52.2% on employee plans, 13.7% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 0.79% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Fenton, MI was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Fenton, MI see 1254 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1385 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 431 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Saginaw County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,254 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Michigan see an average of 1,254 patients per year. This represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,055

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,950

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,915

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,318

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Michigan (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,745 to $8,055.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.5%

Uninsured

52.2%

Employer Coverage

13.7%

Medicaid

12.3%

Medicare

10.5%

Non-Group

0.79%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fenton, MI declined by 5.27% from 11.1% to 10.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fenton, MI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.1% prevalence

  3. 14.1% prevalence

Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Michigan, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Michigan by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Fenton, MI is home to a population of 11.4k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.5% of Fenton, MI residents were born outside of the country (171 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Fenton, MI is composed of 10.4k White Alone residents (91.5%), 459 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.04%), 343 Two or More Races residents (3.02%), 146 Black or African American Alone residents (1.28%), 19 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.167%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fenton, MI was 39.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Fenton, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Fenton, MI residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

171 people

2.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

287 people

As of 2017, 1.5% of Fenton, MI residents (171 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fenton, MI was 2.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    76,763 ± 6,776 people

  2. India

    66,881 ± 6,328 people

  3. Iraq

    54,355 ± 5,708 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 76,763 Michigan residents, followed by India with 66,881 and Iraq with 54,355.

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Citizenship

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Fenton, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fenton, MI was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    10.4k ± 314

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    459 ± 240

  3. Two or More Races

    343 ± 172

In 2017, there were 22.7 times more White Alone residents (10.4k people) in Fenton, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 459 Hispanic or Latino and 343 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Fenton, MI as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    240 ± 166

  2. Vietnam

    173 ± 81

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    85 ± 92

Fenton, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fenton, MI was $116,900 in 2017, which is 0.509 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $108,500 to $116,900, a 7.74% increase. The homeownership rate in Fenton, MI is 59.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fenton, MI have an average commute time of 28.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fenton, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$116,900

2017 Median

± $7,850

$108,500

2016 Median

± $6,111

In 2017, the median property value in Fenton, MI grew to to $116,900 from the previous year's value of $108,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fenton, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fenton, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$49,575

Median Household Income

± $4,505

5.11k

Number of Households

± 549

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.11k households in Fenton, MI grew to $49,575 from the previous year's value of $47,196.

The following chart displays the households in Fenton, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Fenton, MI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fenton, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

59.9%

2017 Homeownership

60.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.9% of the housing units in Fenton, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Fenton, MI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fenton, MI have a longer commute time (28.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.1% of the workforce in Fenton, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.61%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.54%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Fenton, MI was Drove Alone (84.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.61%) and those who Worked At Home (4.54%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fenton, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fenton, MI have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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