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Once known as "Buick City"

Flint is a city in Genesee County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the river.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Flint. For links to other places called Flint, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Flint is 43.012N. The longitude is -83.687W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 751 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 120,292.


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Median household income
Local
$28,015
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Flint demographic reports
Flint is on the Flint River.
Former and merged names include:
· Flint River
· Grand Traverse
· Todd's Crossing
Settled by fur trader Jacob Smith in 1819

The launch of Buick Motor in 1904 marked the beginning of the city's reliance on the auto industry. Declined with plant closings of 1980s and 1990s

Public transportation: Mass Transportation Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1,484. The number of murders and homicides was 28. The violent crime rate was 12.2 per 1,000 people.
Ranked fourth most dangerous city in America 2005, by Morgan Quitno Press
Filming location for:
· 1989 movie, "Roger and Me"
· 1997 movie, "The Big One"
· 2004 movie, "Fahrenheit 9/11"
Census 2000 highlights: Among U.S. communities of at least 100,000 people, ranked No. 1 in lowest monthly mortgage costs. The median here was $640
Well-known residents have included:
· Betty Carter, blues and jazz singer
· Paul Krause, football player
· Sandra Bernhard, comedian
· Bob Eubanks, TV game-show host
· Glen Rice, basketball player
Local bands (past and present) have included Grand Funk Railroad
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Fiesta Mexicana - June 22-24, 2007
  • Mountain Men Rendezvous - May 26-28, 2007
  • Summer Kick-off Celebration - May 27, 2007
  • Storytellers Festival - July 6-7, 2007
  • Huckleberry Festival - July 14-15, 2007
  • Old Time Music Festival - July 21-22, 2007
  • Folk Music Festival - July 28, 2007
  • Jazz Festival - Aug. 2-5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Flint web sites and events links in the sections below.
Sports teams: Generals (United Hockey League)
Historic sites and museums: Alfred P. Sloan Museum, Flint Children's Museum, Flint Institute of Arts, Labor Museum & Learning Center
Colleges and universities: University of Michigan, Kettering University, Baker College of Flint, Mott Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 8
Quotes:
Flint Michigan. Detroit as seen backwards through a telescope. The callus on the palm of the state shaped like a welder's mitt.
-- Rivethead
Ben Hamper

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Flint demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Genesee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Flint area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48502 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Flint residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Flint ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Flint was $15,733, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

11% of Flint residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Flint include Civic Park Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Flint, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $374.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $640.


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Libraries in Flint include Beecher Community Library, Flint Public Library, Flint Township-McCarty Library, Genesee District Library, Genesee Valley Demonstration Location, North Flint Library, West Flint Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Flint include Flint Journal

TV stations in Flint include WFUM, WJRT, WSMH.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WFUM-FM.

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Politics

Genesee County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Flint political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Flint workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 38 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Flint between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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“ Flint Michigan. Detroit as seen backwards through a telescope. The callus on the palm of the state shaped like a welder's mitt. ”
~ Rivethead
Ben Hamper

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