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Overview

Introduction to Flint, Michigan

The city of Flint is located along Michigan's Flint River, about 68 miles northwest of Detroit. It is one of Michigan's largest cities and the county seat of Genesee County. Flint was founded in 1819 by Jacob Smith, a prominent Detroit fur trader. Due largely to its ideal location as a stopover on the overland route between Saginaw and Detroit, Flint began to prosper as a small but significant village. In 1855 the settlement became incorporated as the city of Flint, deriving its name from the river running through it. During the latter half of the nineteenth century, Flint established itself as a lumber center, and by the end of the century was able to leverage its lumbering infrastructure into a burgeoning carriage-manufacturing industry. As the world's largest carriage-making center, Flint soon became known as "Vehicle City." When horse-drawn carriages gave way to the advent of automobiles, Flint was in the forefront of the newly-formed auto industry. In 1908, William C. Durant founded the General Motors Corporation in the city and motor-vehicle manufacturing and assembly quickly prospered into a huge industry. Throughout the 20th century and beyond, Flint has continued to be closely tied to the auto industry, experiencing both the prosperity and hardships visited on the industry at various times in the nation's history.

Arts and Culture in Flint

Flint is noted for the Flint Cultural Center, home of the Flint Symphony Orchestra. Established in 1958, the Cultural Center includes an art center, planetarium, auditorium, music center, and the Alfred P. Sloan Museum, home to hundreds of artifacts, photographs, and exhibits chronicling the automobile history of Flint. The Flint Children's Museum is another city landmark, offering over 40 hands-on exhibits which are both fun and educational. The Whaley Historical House Museum, former home of the prominent Whaley family from 1885 to 1925, showcases Flint as it was during the late-19th/early-20th century. Another venue where Flint's history comes to life is the restored working community of Crossroads Village. Visitors here will find dozens of historic buildings and shops including Michigan’s oldest operating gristmill, an old-time Barber Shop, a general store, and an authentic blacksmith shop. Across from Crossroads Village is one of Genesee County's most picturesque spots: Stepping Stone Falls, which features a man-made cascade of water flowing over an intricate patchwork of levels and steps.

Flint is home to a number of semi-pro and minor league professional sports teams. The Flint Generals are a professional ice hockey team playing in the International Hockey League (IHL). The Flint Fury and Genesee County Patriots are both semi-pro football teams residing in Flint. The Fury currently plays in the Mid Continental Football League, while the Patriots are members of the North American Football League. Major league sports can be found in the city of Detroit, only about an hour away. Some of Detroit's premiere teams include Major League Baseball's Tigers, NBA basketball's Pistons, the Red Wings of the National Hockey League, the Lions of the National Football League and a WNBA women's basketball team, the Shock.

Demographics

People

Total Population98,918
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens11.9%
Employed Population 16+28,963
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married25.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.2%
Median Earnings25+$21,558
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$9,396
Median Earnings With High School Degree$18,507

Wealth

Median Family Income$29,642
% Above Poverty Level58.1%
% Below Poverty Level41.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation4.6%

Housing

People Living Alone37.1%
Median Gross Rent$682
Median House Value$30,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)57.2%
German7.3%
Irish6.4%
English3.6%
Polish2.6%
French Except Basque2%
African1.5%
Italian1.2%
Dutch1%
Scottish0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Russian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Arab0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Flint Almanac

CategoryValue
County Genesee County
Standard Zip Codes48502, 48503, 48504, 48505, 48506, 48507, 48532, 48509, 48519, 48529
P.O. Box Zip Codes48501, 48531
Company Zip Codes48550, 48551, 48552, 48553, 48554, 48555, 48556, 48557
Phone Area Codes810
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude43.02
Approximate Longitude-83.69

Flint Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFLINT BISHOP INTL AP
Distance4.5 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip31.6 inches
StationLAPEER WWTP
Distance19.9 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 55 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 59 F
Annual Precip30.9 inches
StationPONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
Distance31.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip30 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burton28,995$51,986
Davison4,996$51,830
Flushing8,129$69,613
Grand Blanc8,039$65,917
Mount Morris2,979$23,500
Swartz Creek5,617$54,038

Flint Public Libraries

Flint Public Library
1026 EAST KEARSLEY STREET
Flint, Michigan
(810) 232-7111
Genesee District Library
G-4195 WEST PASADENA AVENUE
Flint, Michigan
(810) 732-5570

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Flint Hospitals

Select Specialty Hospital-flint
(Proprietary)
401 S Ballenger, 5th Floor
Mclaren Flint
(Non-profit)
401 S Ballenger Highway
Hurley Medical Center
(Government - Local)
One Hurley Plaza

Flint Public Schools

Doyle/ryder School
1040 North Saginaw St
ZIP: 48503
(810) 760-5266
Primary
Total Enrollment 388
Eisenhower School
1235 Pershing St
ZIP: 48503
(810) 760-1607
Primary
Total Enrollment 298
Gateway To College-mott Community College
1401 E Court St
ZIP: 48503
(810) 760-1211
High
Total Enrollment 38
Genesee Stem Academy
310 W Oakley St
ZIP: 48503
(810) 600-6466
Other
Total Enrollment 239
International Academy Of Flint (k-12)
2820 South Saginaw St
ZIP: 48503
(810) 600-5000
Other
Total Enrollment 1112
Michigan School For The Deaf
1235 W. Court St.
ZIP: 48503
(810) 257-1467
Other
Total Enrollment 121
Mott Middle College High School
1401 East Court St
ZIP: 48503
(810) 232-8530
High
Total Enrollment 373
Pierce School
1101 West Vernon Dr
ZIP: 48503
(810) 760-1386
Primary
Total Enrollment 295
Scott School
1602 South Averill Ave
ZIP: 48503
(810) 760-1805
Primary
Total Enrollment 257
Way Academy - Flint Flint Campus
817 E Kearsley St
ZIP: 48503
(810) 412-8655
High
Total Enrollment 235
Academy West Alternative Education
3400 N Jennings Rd
ZIP: 48504
(810) 591-4319
Other
Total Enrollment 486
Accelerated Learning Academy
G3284 Mackin Rd
ZIP: 48504
(810) 767-8500
High
Total Enrollment 375
Brownell Stem Academy
6302 Oxley Dr
ZIP: 48504
(810) 760-1643
Primary
Total Enrollment 332
Colonel Donald Mcmonagle Elementary School
3484 North Jennings Rd
ZIP: 48504
(810) 591-5145
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
Durant Tuuri Mott School
1518 University Ave
ZIP: 48504
(810) 760-1594
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
Eagle's Nest Academy
5005 Cloverlawn Dr
ZIP: 48504
(810) 965-1514
Greater Heights Academy
3196 W Pasadena Ave
ZIP: 48504
(810) 768-3860
Primary
Total Enrollment 238
Hamady Community High School
3223 West Carpenter Rd # G
ZIP: 48504
(810) 591-0890
High
Total Enrollment 293
Hamady Middle School
3223 West Carpenter Rd # G
ZIP: 48504
(810) 591-0895
Middle
Total Enrollment 150
Holmes Stem Academy
6602 Oxley Dr
ZIP: 48504
(810) 760-1968
Primary
Total Enrollment 404
Linden Charter Academy
3244 North Linden Rd
ZIP: 48504
(810) 720-0515
Primary
Total Enrollment 744
Northern Academy
G3284 Mackin Rd
ZIP: 48504
(810) 760-1740
Alternative Path Academy
5306 North St
ZIP: 48505
(810) 877-6052
Beecher 9th Grade Academy
1020 W Coldwater Rd
ZIP: 48505
(810) 591-9227
Other
Total Enrollment 45
Carpenter Road School
6901 North Webster Rd
ZIP: 48505
(810) 760-1709
Primary
Total Enrollment 213
Northridge Academy
530 W Pierson Rd
ZIP: 48505
(810) 785-8811
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Northwestern High School
G2138 West Carpenter Rd
ZIP: 48505
(810) 760-1780
High
Total Enrollment 843
The New Standard Academy
2040 W. Carpenter
ZIP: 48505
(586) 731-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 611
Tucker Elementary School
G5159 Summit St
ZIP: 48505
(810) 591-9361
Primary
Total Enrollment 235
Armstrong Middle School
6161 Hopkins Rd # G
ZIP: 48506
(810) 591-9929
Middle
Total Enrollment 734
Kate Dowdall Elementary School
3333 Shillelagh Dr
ZIP: 48506
(810) 591-3064
Primary
Total Enrollment 434
Kearsley High School
4302 Underhill Dr # G
ZIP: 48506
(810) 591-5313
High
Total Enrollment 1196
Leota Fiedler Elementary School
6317 Nightingale Dr
ZIP: 48506
(810) 591-9925
Primary
Total Enrollment 419
Potter School
2500 North Averill Ave
ZIP: 48506
(810) 760-1813
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Richfield Public School Academy
3807 North Center Rd
ZIP: 48506
(810) 736-1281
Primary
Total Enrollment 456
Richfield Public School Academy Pk-2
4358 Richfield Rd
ZIP: 48506
(810) 736-1281
Primary
Total Enrollment 231
Carman-ainsworth Middle School
1409 West Maple Ave
ZIP: 48507
(810) 591-3500
Middle
Total Enrollment 1020
Elmer A. Knopf Learning Center
1493 West Maple Ave
ZIP: 48507
(810) 591-4489
Other
Total Enrollment 445
Freeman School
4001 Ogema Ave
ZIP: 48507
(810) 760-1797
Primary
Total Enrollment 287
Genesee Early College
2413 W Maple Ave
ZIP: 48507
(810) 591-5115
High
Total Enrollment 192
Madison Academy Elementary/middle School
6170 Torrey Rd
ZIP: 48507
(810) 655-2949
Primary
Total Enrollment 292
Neithercut Elementary School
2010 Crestbrook Ln
ZIP: 48507
(810) 760-1359
Primary
Total Enrollment 242
Southwestern Classical Academy
1420 West 12th St
ZIP: 48507
(810) 760-1400
High
Total Enrollment 1193
Special Services - North
2413 W Maple Ave
ZIP: 48507
(810) 591-4885
Other
Total Enrollment 34
Bendle/carman-ainsworth Alternative Education
3493 Beveridge Rd # G
ZIP: 48532
(810) 591-8250
Other
Total Enrollment 224
Carman-ainsworth High School
1300 North Linden Rd
ZIP: 48532
(810) 591-5505
High
Total Enrollment 1407
Cummings School
G-2200 Walton Ave
ZIP: 48532
(810) 760-1422
Primary
Total Enrollment 281
Dye Elementary School
1174 South Graham Rd
ZIP: 48532
(810) 591-3229
Primary
Total Enrollment 588
Randels Elementary School
6022 Brobeck St
ZIP: 48532
(810) 591-3250
Primary
Total Enrollment 641

Flint Private Schools

Alpha Montessori School
310 E 3rd St
ZIP: 48502
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Kingdom Academy
G-3196 W Pasadena Ave
ZIP: 48504
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
St John Vianney Catholic School
2319 Bagley St
ZIP: 48504
Elementary
Total Enrollment 212
Luke M Powers Catholic High School
G2040 W Carpenter Rd
ZIP: 48505
Secondary
Total Enrollment 541
Holy Rosary Catholic School
5191 Richfield Rd
ZIP: 48506
Elementary
Total Enrollment 92
First Flint Sda School
G4285 Beecher Rd
ZIP: 48532
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
St Pius X School
G3139 Hogarth Ave Ste 1
ZIP: 48532
Elementary
Total Enrollment 194
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South Saginaw St. between 1915 and 1925
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