Flushing, Michigan

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Flushing, Michigan

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.

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High Points

Flushing strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 9% Flushing People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 12% Flushing Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Flushing Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 17% Flushing College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 19% Flushing Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Flushing, Michigan

Comparing Flushing to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Senior Citizens 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Racial Diversity 2 5
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 9
Average Household Size 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
Median Family Income 8 9
People Above Poverty 8 9
College Educated Adults 7 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 8
Short Commute Times 4 4
Public Transportation Use 2 5
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 5
People Living Alone 6 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 4
Housing Recently Built 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 2

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Flushing Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,348 100%
Male 3,830 45.9%
Female 4,518 54.1%
Under 18 1,920 23%
18+ 6,428 77%
65+ 1,641 19.7%
Median Age 42.6
Average Family Size 2.92
White 8,096 97%
African-American 53 0.6%
Asian 33 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 27 0.3%
Other 31 0.4%
Mixed Race 105 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 134 1.6%

Estimated Flushing Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,110
Growth -238
Growth % -2.9%

Flushing Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 22.4%
English 15.8%
Irish 14.9%
Polish 7.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.3%
US/American 5.8%
French (except Basque) 4.1%
Italian 3.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Dutch 1.9%
French Canadian 1.7%
Scottish 1.4%
Hungarian 1.3%
Czechoslovakian 1%
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 0.8%
Welsh 0.7%
Finnish 0.7%
Slovak 0.7%
Danish 0.6%
Canadian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
Arab/Arabic 0.6%
Belgian 0.6%
European 0.5%
Lebanese 0.5%
Austrian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Syrian 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Flushing 8,348 $64,726
Flint 124,943 $31,424
Lennon 517 $50,227
Montrose 1,619 $46,172
Mount Morris 3,194 $36,389
New Lothrop 603 $46,875
Swartz Creek 5,102 $52,147
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Serves 1,429 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.4

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