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Frankenmuth is a township in Saginaw County, in the Saginaw metro area.
The community was named for Franconia, a district of Bavaria. "Muth" is German 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 43.348N. The longitude is -83.753W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 653 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,049.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Frankenmuth demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saginaw County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48722 ZIP code.
52% of Frankenmuth residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Frankenmuth ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Frankenmuth was $25,833, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of Frankenmuth residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Frankenmuth, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $447. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,032.
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 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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