Fenton has the 2376th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 2.7% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Fenton is part of the Flint metro area. Unemployment in the Flint area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Flint has the 162nd largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Fenton is below average at $42,930, and the median cost of a home in Fenton is $98,600, which is below the national average. 27% of workers in Fenton hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 89% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Fenton. 84% of Fenton workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Fenton spend an average of 26 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.