Fenton, MI
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Fenton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 11,442 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Fenton is the 96th largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fenton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fenton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fenton who work in sales jobs (14.28%), office and administrative support (9.39%), and food service (8.91%).

In terms of college education, Fenton is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.46% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fenton in 2010 was $22,851, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,404 for a family of four. However, Fenton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Fenton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fenton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fenton include Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Fenton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Slavic languages.