Fennville, Michigan

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Fennville is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,459 at the 2000 census.

The city is situated on M-89 on the boundary between Manlius Township on the north and Clyde Township on the south. The city of Saugatuck is about seven miles (11 km) northwest and Allegan is about 13 miles (21 km) east-southeast.

The city and surrounding region is an American Viticultural Area (AVA) known for the production of Michigan wine.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.85%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,459 people, 484 households, and 349 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,378.4 per square mile (531.4/km²). There were 552 housing units at an average density of 521.5/sq mi (201.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.27% White, 3.15% African American, 0.75% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 19.81% from other races, and 2.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 32.63% of the population.

There were 484 households out of which 48.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.01 and the average family size was 3.53.

In the city, the population was spread out with 38.0% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 15.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.

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