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Overview

Introduction to Swartz Creek, Michigan

Swartz Creek, Michigan, in Genesee county, is 8 miles SW of Flint, Michigan (center to center) and 58 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan.

Swartz Creek History

Chippewa Indians originally inhabited this region. Adam Miller, a German immigrant, arrived in 1836 and was followed by others. The community was formerly known as "Miller Settlement" but was renamed after the creek. According to records, the creek itself was named after the German word "swartz" meaning "black", indicating the color of the creek's water. In 1842, the Swartz Creek Post Office was established, and Grand Trunk Railroad arrived in 1876. A station was also established and was called "Hamilton." To avoid confusion regarding the name of the community, the depot was renamed Swartz Creek. The Village of Swartz Creek was platted in 1877, and in 1959, it was incorporated as a city.

Swartz Creek and Nearby Attractions

  • Flushing Area Museum
  • Detroit Zoo
  • Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area
  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Seven Lakes State Park

Things To Do In Swartz Creek

Flushing Area Museum, Alfred P. Sloan Museum, and Montrose Historic & Telephone Pioneer Museum are some of the museums nearby. The 7,817-acre Holly State Recreation Area features a beach, nature trails, picnic areas, and facilities for camping, fishing, and boating. Another popular place to visit is the Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area which is situated upon 3,800 acres. Visitors can enjoy swimming, picnicking, camping, fishing, and boating here. W.J. Beal Botanical Garden, Potter Park Zoo, and the Detroit Zoo are other attractions nearby.

Swartz Creek Transportation

Bishop International Airport is the closest major airport.

Swartz Creek Higher Education

Baker College of Flint, Kettering University, and University of Michigan-Flint are the nearby colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,617
Male Share of the Population46.1%
Female Share of the Population53.9%
Senior Citizens22.8%
Employed Population 16+2,316
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married48.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.5%
Median Earnings25+$29,514
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,557
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,895

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,038
% Above Poverty Level89.2%
% Below Poverty Level10.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home8.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone36.5%
Median Gross Rent$704
Median House Value$108,200

Ancestry

German21.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.1%
English16%
Irish10.7%
Polish5%
Finnish4.2%
Scottish4.2%
Czech3.8%
French Except Basque3.6%
Arab2.9%
Swedish2.5%
Dutch2.4%
Italian1.8%
Lebanese1.4%
Canadian1.2%
Hungarian1.1%
Greek0.9%
Welsh0.6%
Russian0.4%
Belgian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Syrian0.2%
African0.1%
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Swartz Creek Almanac

CategoryValue
County Genesee County
Standard Zip Codes48473
Phone Area Codes810
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.96
Approximate Longitude-83.82

Swartz Creek 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
Distance4.1 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
Distance18.3 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
StationLAPEER WWTP
Distance27.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Durand3,346$53,703
Flint98,918$29,642
Flushing8,129$69,613
Gaines342$51,875
Lennon453$55,833
Vernon838$52,404

Swartz Creek Public Schools

Dieck Elementary School
2239 Van Vleet Rd
ZIP: 48473
(810) 591-5271
Primary
Total Enrollment 260
Elms Road Elementary School
3259 South Elms Rd
ZIP: 48473
(810) 591-1250
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
Morrish Elementary School
5055 Maple Ave
ZIP: 48473
(810) 591-3702
Primary
Total Enrollment 437
Rankin Elementary School
3459 Mundy Ave # G
ZIP: 48473
(810) 591-4605
Primary
Total Enrollment 352
Swartz Creek Academy
8197 Miller Rd
ZIP: 48473
(810) 591-4851
Other
Total Enrollment 166
Swartz Creek High School
1 Dragon Dr
ZIP: 48473
(810) 591-1801
High
Total Enrollment 1186
Swartz Creek Middle School
8230 Crapo St
ZIP: 48473
(810) 591-1705
Middle
Total Enrollment 921
Syring Elementary School
5300 Oakview Dr
ZIP: 48473
(810) 591-1301
Primary
Total Enrollment 316

Swartz Creek Private Schools

Archangel Academic Services
9252 Miller Rd
ZIP: 48473
Secondary
Total Enrollment 1
Genesee Academy
9447 Corunna Rd
ZIP: 48473
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 154
The Valley School
5255 Linden Rd
ZIP: 48473
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 55
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