Fenton, MI

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Living in Fenton

Fenton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 11,403 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 professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fenton who work in management occupations (13.67%), sales jobs (11.85%), and office and administrative support (9.79%).

Also of interest is that Fenton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Fenton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Fenton, the average commute to work is 31.85 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small city, Fenton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, Fenton is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.89% of adults in Fenton have a college degree.

The per capita income in Fenton in 2018 was $35,897, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,588 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 German, Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.

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