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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,039
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens19.1%
Employed Population 16+3,378
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married45.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.5%
Median Earnings25+$38,464
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,792
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,719

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,917
% Above Poverty Level83.5%
% Below Poverty Level16.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone37.1%
Median Gross Rent$687
Median House Value$138,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.2%
German18.3%
Irish14.4%
English12.9%
Canadian5.4%
Polish5.4%
Italian4.7%
French Except Basque4.4%
Scottish2.8%
Swedish2%
Arab1.9%
Norwegian1.7%
Dutch1.1%
African0.8%
Lebanese0.8%
Greek0.7%
Swiss0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
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Grand Blanc Almanac

CategoryValue
County Genesee County
Standard Zip Codes48439, 48480
Phone Area Codes810
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.92
Approximate Longitude-83.61

Grand Blanc 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
Distance6.7 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
Distance19.3 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
StationOWOSSO WWTP
Distance28.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burton28,995$51,986
Davison4,996$51,830
Fenton11,471$61,860
Flint98,918$29,642
Goodrich1,822$83,036
Holly6,171$63,473

Grand Blanc Hospitals

Genesys Regional Medical Center - Health Park
(Non-profit)
One Genesys Parkway

Grand Blanc Public Schools

Anderson Elementary School
5290 Leroy St
ZIP: 48439
(810) 591-5829
Primary
Total Enrollment 383
Brendel Elementary School
223 Bush St
ZIP: 48439
(810) 591-6138
Primary
Total Enrollment 469
City School
11920 South Saginaw St
ZIP: 48439
(810) 591-6078
Primary
Total Enrollment 107
Cook Elementary School
4433 East Cook Rd
ZIP: 48439
(810) 591-7910
Primary
Total Enrollment 361
Grand Blanc Academy
5135 East Hill Rd
ZIP: 48439
(810) 953-3140
Primary
Total Enrollment 360
Grand Blanc Community High School
12500 Holly Rd
ZIP: 48439
(810) 591-6638
High
Total Enrollment 2767
Grand Blanc Middle School East
6100 Perry Rd
ZIP: 48439
(810) 591-3467
Middle
Total Enrollment 1012
Grand Blanc Middle School West
1515 East Reid Rd
ZIP: 48439
(810) 591-7311
Middle
Total Enrollment 957
Indian Hill Elementary School
11240 Woodbridge Dr
ZIP: 48439
(810) 591-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Lillian G. Mason Elementary School
4455 East Cook Rd
ZIP: 48439
(810) 591-7840
Primary
Total Enrollment 419
Mcgrath Elementary School
5288 Todd St
ZIP: 48439
(810) 591-5827
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Myers Elementary School
6085 Sun Valley Dr
ZIP: 48439
(810) 591-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 506
Perry Kindergarten
11920 South Saginaw St
ZIP: 48439
(810) 591-6077
High
Total Enrollment 78
Reid Elementary School
2103 East Reid Rd
ZIP: 48439
(810) 591-7128
Primary
Total Enrollment 519
Woodland Park Academy
2083 Grand Blanc Rd
ZIP: 48439
(810) 695-4710
Primary
Total Enrollment 416

Grand Blanc Private Schools

Grand Blanc Road Montessori
1055 W Grand Blanc Rd
ZIP: 48439
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 16
Holy Family School
215 Orchard St
ZIP: 48439
Elementary
Total Enrollment 418
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