The City of Fenton is conveniently located in lower mid-Michigan with access to the U.S. 23 expressway from three locations in the city at Owen, Silver Lake and North roads. Major cities including Ann Arbor, Flint, Lansing and Detroit can be reached within one hour.
The boundaries of Fenton have expanded considerably since Robert LeRoy, one of the founders, drew the first plat in the mid-1800s. The population of the City of Fenton, according to 2010 U.S. Census Bureau figures, is 11,576 but that number has continued to climb over the past two years.
The median age of Fenton residents is 34 years old, according to 2000 Census figures. The average household is made up of 2.38 individuals, with the average family size of 3.01 persons.
Median household income in the City of Fenton is $47,400, and median family income is $55,637. The majority of Fenton residents earn their livings in the field of education, health and social services, which is followed closely by the employment in the manufacturing industry.
Since 1995, the City of Fenton has experienced a boom in both housing and business. Silver Lake Village is the largest commercial shopping district in the city, located on its western borders across U.S. 23. Many new single-family residential communities have been constructed over the years, and the trend today is toward apartment and condominium living.