|City of Fraser|
|Motto: "A Centennial Community"|
Location of Fraser, Michigan
|• Mayor||Joe Nichols|
|• Total||4.16 sq mi (10.77 km2)|
|• Land||4.14 sq mi (10.72 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)|
|Elevation||610 ft (186 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||14,518|
|• Density||3,497.6/sq mi (1,350.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0626432|
The Village of Fraser was incorporated by an act of the state legislature in 1894. The city was named for a lawyer from Detroit. The City of Fraser was established by home rule charter November 7, 1956, and adopted by the electors on December 26, 1956.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.16 square miles (10.77 km2), of which 4.14 square miles (10.72 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water. The city is nearly square, bordered by 15 Mile Road, Kelly Road, 13 Mile Road, and Hayes Road.
As of the census of 2010, there were 14,480 people, 6,105 households, and 3,954 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,497.6 inhabitants per square mile (1,350.4/km2). There were 6,448 housing units at an average density of 1,557.5 per square mile (601.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.0% White, 3.9% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.
There were 6,105 households of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.2% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.96.
The median age in the city was 42.9 years. 21.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.1% were from 25 to 44; 30.6% were from 45 to 64; and 16.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.4% male and 53.6% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 15,297 people, 6,062 households, and 4,122 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,652.5 per square mile (1,409.6/km²). There were 6,178 housing units at an average density of 1,475.2 per square mile (569.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.67% White, 0.91% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.93% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.33% of the population.
There were 6,062 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $50,339, and the median income for a family was $64,119. Males had a median income of $50,243 versus $29,254 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,864. About 3.4% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.
Also located in Fraser is the Arts Academy in the Woods,a free public charter academy dedicated to students interested in pursuing fine and performing arts.
In 2006, the girls' varsity basketball team, coached by David Kuppe, became the first Macomb County girls' basketball team to make it to the state finals.
In 1981, Fraser's football team was led by Mark Garalczyk to the State Championships.
- Entertainer and Las Vegas icon, the Amazing Johnathan
- Former New York Giants quarterback Jim Sorgi
- Former Carolina Hurricanes Stanley Cup winner Chad LaRose
- Current Jacksonville Jaguars and former Purdue tight end Charles Davis
- Former Cy Young Awards winner Pat Hentgen
- Musician Jason Hartless
- Founder of the Fruehauf Corporation August Charles Fruehauf
- Actress Maribeth Monroe
This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Fraser has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.
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- Climate Summary for Fraser, Michigan