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Flint, Michigan - Basic Facts

Flint is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Flint.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Genesee County at latitude 43.0125 and longitude -83.6875. Genesee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 751 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Flint (see map) encompass a land area of 33.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.66 sq. miles.

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Flint, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 95,789
Population in Households 92,596
Population in Familes 69,445
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,193
Population Density1 2,867
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 38,044
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 22,156
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 51,336 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,240 (39.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,804 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 13,292 (25.9%)
Median Home Value $61,007
Average Home Value $61,620


Median Household Income $25,860
Average Household Income $35,110
Per Capita Income $14,347
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.57% -0.89%
Households -1.45% -0.87%
Families -1.81% -1.09%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Flint, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Flint to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 8 99th
Population Density1 # 73 90th
Diversity Index2 # 29 96th
Median Household Income # 678 2nd
Per Capita Income # 669 3rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.