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Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County, in the Saginaw metro area.
The community name combines Franconia, a district in Bavaria, with the German word for "courage."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Frankenmuth. For links to other places called Frankenmuth, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Frankenmuth is 43.331N. The longitude is -83.738W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 633 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,804.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Frankenmuth demographic reports
Frankenmuth is on the Cass River.
Founded by a Bavarian Lutheran community
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.6 per 1,000 people.
Local foods: chicken
Filming location for:
· 1989 movie, "Roger and Me"
Local festivals include:
- Bavarian Festival - June 7-10, 2007
- Oktoberfest - Sept. 20-23, 2007
- Summer Music Fest - Aug. 10-18, 2007
- Logs & Dogs Festival - May 25-27, 2007
- Jazz Festival - June 22-24, 2007
Dates often change. Check Frankenmuth web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Frankenmuth Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Certainly, the 15 German settlers who conquered the thick virgin forests here in 1845 had something more noble than chicken wings on their minds.
-- Detroit Free Press Magazine, Nov. 15, 1992
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Ancestry & family history
45% of Frankenmuth residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Frankenmuth ancestry & family history guide.
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Recommendations: Chicken dinner at Zehnder's
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Frankenmuth was $30,479, compared with $21,587 nationally.
32% of Frankenmuth residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Frankenmuth festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Bavarian Festival - J
- Oktoberfest - S
- Logs & Dogs Festival - M
- Summer Music Fest - A
- Jazz Festival - J
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Frankenmuth festival web sites:
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Median rent in Frankenmuth, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $524. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,124.
Libraries in Frankenmuth include James E. Wickson Memorial Library ... View libraries
Saginaw County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Frankenmuth political report.
The average commute time for Frankenmuth workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Frankenmuth include Drury Inn-Frankenmuth, Fairfield Inn-Frankenmuth, Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge, Frankenmuth Motel, SpringHill Suites by Marriott.
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“ Certainly, the 15 German settlers who conquered the thick virgin forests here in 1845 had something more noble than chicken wings on their minds. ”
~ Detroit Free Press Magazine, Nov. 15, 1992
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