Flint, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Flint, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Flint is the 9th largest city in Michigan with a population of 94,107 as of July 1, 2015. Flint ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Flint is located at latitude 43.0244 and longitude -83.692 in Genesee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Flint (see map below) encompass a land area of 33.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.66 sq. miles. Genesee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 751 feet.

The City of Flint (GNIS ID: 1626285) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Flint population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Flint, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 94,107
Population in Households 90,914
Population in Familes 67,765
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,193
Population Density1 2,816
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 37,410
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 21,688
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 51,362 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,705 (38.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,705 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 13,952 (27.2%)
Median Home Value $61,362
Average Home Value $62,195


Median Household Income $26,289
Average Household Income $36,036
Per Capita Income $14,735
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.6% -0.86%
Households -1.49% -0.84%
Families -1.87% -1.07%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 9 99th
Population Density1 # 77 89th
Diversity Index2 # 28 96th
Median Household Income # 676 2nd
Per Capita Income # 665 4th

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