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Overview

Introduction to Flushing, Michigan

Flushing, Michigan is 9 miles W of.Flint, Michigan (center to center) and 65 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. Located in Genesee County, the population of the city is 8,348.

Flushing History

The original inhabitants of the Flushing River Valley were the Sauk Indians, and Rufus Harrison is credited as the first white settler. The area was initially platted in 1835, when it was a railroad community. In the 1830s, Charles Seymour named the area "Flushing," after his hometown of Flushing, New York. It was incorporated as a village in 1877, and reincorporated as a city in 1964.

Flushing and Nearby Attractions

  • Flushing Area Museum
  • Cranbrook
  • Groveland Oaks County Park
  • Potter Park Zoo
  • W.J. Beal Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Flushing

The exhibits in the Flushing Area Museum center on the history of the city. The Alfred P. Sloan Museum has several antique autos as well as artifacts of historical importance. Another nearby museum is the Montrose Historic & Telephone Pioneer Museum which houses antique and novelty telephones. Cranbrook is a historical site located close to Flushing. Opportunities to play golf are available at the River Forest Golf Course. The 1,434-acre Seven Lakes State Park offers opportunities for boating, fishing, camping, swimming, and picnicking. Potter Park Zoo, Dow Gardens, and W.J. Beal Botanical Garden are among other popular attractions in the area.

Flushing Transportation

Bishop International Airport is the closest major airport.

Flushing Higher Education

Colleges near Flushing include the Kettering University, University of Michigan, Mott Community College, and Baker College of Flint.

People

Total Population 8,199
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 20.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,078
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 56.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,199
% Above Poverty Level 84%
% Below Poverty Level 16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.4%
Median Gross Rent $610
Median House Value $111,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 13.7%
Irish 14.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Flushing Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles W of Flint, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 65 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Genesee
Standard Zip Codes 48433
Phone Area Codes 810
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.063
Longitude -83.851

Flushing Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FLINT BISHOP INTL AP
Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31.6 inches
Station OWOSSO WWTP
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.5 inches
Station SAGINAW CONSUMERS PWR CO
Distance 27.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Flint 99,802 $29,065
Lennon 458 $55,750
Montrose 1,659 $46,667
Mount Morris 3,003 $22,424
New Lothrop 516 $55,500
Swartz Creek 5,632 $55,851

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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FLUSHING HIGH SCHOOL
5039 DELAND ROAD
810-591-3773
Serves 1,429 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.4

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