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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,129
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens22.3%
Employed Population 16+3,111
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married55.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27%
Median Earnings25+$34,840
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,083
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,839

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,613
% Above Poverty Level84.5%
% Below Poverty Level15.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.8%
Median Gross Rent$614
Median House Value$115,000

Ancestry

English16.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.1%
Irish12.3%
Polish6.4%
Scottish5.7%
French Except Basque5.6%
Arab4.7%
Italian3.6%
Hungarian2.6%
Dutch2.5%
Belgian1.5%
Canadian1.4%
Swedish1.4%
Slovak0.8%
Swiss0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Czech0.6%
Lebanese0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Finnish0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Danishn0.2%
Portuguese0.1%
German0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Flushing Almanac

CategoryValue
County Genesee County
Standard Zip Codes48433
Phone Area Codes810
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude43.06
Approximate Longitude-83.84

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)

StationFLINT BISHOP INTL AP
Distance8.4 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
StationOWOSSO WWTP
Distance17.1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 29 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip30.5 inches
StationSAGINAW CONSUMERS PWR CO
Distance27.4 miles
Jan Temp17 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip31.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Flint98,918$29,642
Lennon453$55,833
Montrose1,626$46,713
Mount Morris2,979$23,500
New Lothrop560$54,375
Swartz Creek5,617$54,038

Flushing Public Schools

Central Elementary School
525 Coutant St
ZIP: 48433
(810) 591-1901
Primary
Total Enrollment 472
Elms Elementary School
6125 North Elms Rd
ZIP: 48433
(810) 591-7350
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
Flushing Early Childhood Center
409 Chamberlain St
ZIP: 48433
(810) 591-2301
Primary
Total Enrollment 228
Flushing High School
5039 Deland Rd
ZIP: 48433
(810) 591-3770
High
Total Enrollment 1254
Flushing Middle School
8100 Carpenter Rd
ZIP: 48433
(810) 591-2800
Middle
Total Enrollment 692
Marion D. Crouse Instr. Center
3330 Luce Rd
ZIP: 48433
(810) 591-4507
Other
Total Enrollment 160
Seymour Elementary School
3088 North Seymour Rd
ZIP: 48433
(810) 591-5150
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Springview Elementary School
1233 Springview Dr
ZIP: 48433
(810) 591-8550
Primary
Total Enrollment 391

Flushing Private Schools

St Robert Bellarmine Catholic School
214 E Henry St
ZIP: 48433
Elementary
Total Enrollment 221
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