Introduction to Grand Blanc, Michigan

Grand Blanc, Michigan, in Genesee county, is 6 miles SE of Flint, Michigan (center to center) and 50 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. About 8,242 people live in Grand Blanc.

Grand Blanc History

The area was originally settled by the Chippewa Indians. French traders, who arrived in 18th century, christened the community "Grand Blanc", which in French means "Great White". It was officially organized in 1823. Following the arrival of railroads in 1862, the area began to flourish. The city of Grand Blanc, which is part of the Grand Blanc Charter Township, was incorporated on March 4th, 1930.

Grand Blanc and Nearby Attractions

  • Flushing Area Museum
  • Grand Traverse Heritage Center
  • Montrose Historic & Telephone Pioneer Museum
  • Pewabic Pottery
  • Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area
  • Detroit Zoo

Things To Do In Grand Blanc

The Alfred P. Sloan Museum, and the Flushing Area Museum showcase exhibits of the region's history and culture. In addition, Alfred P. Sloan Museum has various antique autos, while Montrose Historic & Telephone Pioneer Museum houses antique and novelty telephones. Pewabic Pottery, a historic site which now functions as a non-profit organization, was established in 1903 during the American arts & crafts movement. The Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area, Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area, Seven Lakes State Park, and Groveland Oaks County Park offer facilities for camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, hiking, and swimming. Opportunities to play golf are also available at the Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club, which hosts the Buick Open PGA Tour golf tournament every year.

Grand Blanc Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Bishop International Airport.

Grand Blanc Higher Education

Colleges close to Grand Blanc are Baker College of Flint, Mott Community College, University of Michigan, and Kettering University.


Total Population 8,088
Male Share of the Population 46.8%
Female Share of the Population 53.2%
Senior Citizens 18.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,253
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 44.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $59,225
% Above Poverty Level 83.3%
% Below Poverty Level 16.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 34.1%
Median Gross Rent $710
Median House Value $126,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.9%
US/American 0.2%
English 11.9%
Irish 13.6%

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

Grand Blanc Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SE of Flint, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Genesee
Standard Zip Codes 48439, 48480
Phone Area Codes 810
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.927
Longitude -83.63

Grand Blanc Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 6.7 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 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 30.9 inches
Distance 28.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burton 29,223 $51,691
Davison 5,029 $50,996
Fenton 11,538 $58,770
Flint 99,802 $29,065
Goodrich 1,823 $74,464
Holly 6,171 $60,575

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

Grand Blanc Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(810) 606-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Grand Blanc High Schools

Serves 2,153 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.1

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