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Fenton is a city in Genesee County, in the Flint metro area.
The community was named after Lt. Gov. William M. Fenton
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Fenton. For links to other places called Fenton, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Fenton is 42.797N. The longitude is -83.705W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 902 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,832.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fenton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Genesee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Flint area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48451 ZIP code.
18% of Fenton residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fenton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fenton was $22,435, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Fenton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Fenton include Dibbleville - Fentonville Historic District, Fenton Downtown Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Fenton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $549. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $975.
Libraries in Fenton include Fenton-Jack R. Winegarden Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Fenton include Tri-County Times
Genesee County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fenton political report.
The average commute time for Fenton workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fenton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Fenton include Holiday Inn Express.
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