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About Fruitport, MI.

HISTORY 

Fruitport was founded by Edward L. Craw in 1868, he named it after himself as Crawville.  It was renamed Fruitport a year later when the Pere Marquette Railroad built a station there.  The town is in the middle of a fertile fruit growing area and also a port.     It incorporated as a village in 1891. 

POPULATION 

The population as of July 2008 was 1,080 people.  The median age in Fruitport is 37.9 years.  The median household income is $49,506.  The racial make-up of the village was 98.04% and a variety of other races make-up the rest of the population.  The median age was 38 years old.   

EDUCATION 

The Fruitport School District includes 7 schools that serve 3,360 students in grades PK through 12.  The School District spends $8,610 per pupil in current expenditures.   The district spends 59% on instruction, 38% on support services and 3% on other elementary and secondary expenditures.  The Fruitport School District has 18 students for every full-time equivalent teacher, with the Michigan average being 21 students per full-time equivalent teacher.  The Fruitport School District had a grades 9-12 dropout rate of 2% in 2005.  15% of students have an Individualized Education Program.  This program is written for special needs services.

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