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Frankenmuth, Michigan

Frankenmuth is a city located in Saginaw County, Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 4,838. The area was settled and named by conservative Lutheran immigrants from Franconia, Bavaria in the early 1840's. The nearby location of Frankenlust, Frankentrost, and Frankenhilf shows that the area remained a magnet for other Germans from the same region even after it lost its original purpose as a mission post for the spread of Christianity to the Chippewa tribe.


\nAccording to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.2 km² (2.8 mi²). 7.1 km² (2.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.15% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 4,838 people, 2,123 households, and 1,322 families residing in the city. The population density is 684.2/km² (1,773.6/mi²). There are 2,240 housing units at an average density of 316.8/km² (821.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 98.80% White, 0.27% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. 0.95% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 2,123 households out of which 24.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% are married couples living together, 5.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% are non-families. 35.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 20.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.16 and the average family size is 2.82. In the city the population is spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 28.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 48 years. For every 100 females there are 80.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 75.9 males. The median income for a household in the city is $51,153, and the median income for a family is $71,667. Males have a median income of $51,004 versus $29,959 for females. The per capita income for the city is $30,479. 4.9% of the population and 2.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 5.2% are under the age of 18 and 7.7% are 65 or older.