C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    D-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Real Estate
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$32,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$674
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,074
    273
  • Murder
    48
    6
  • Rape
    78
    41
  • Robbery
    277
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,416
    525
  • Theft
    1,914
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    272
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$24,862
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Flint Reviews

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My experience with Flint may surprise most. This is because Flint, Michigan is known for a lot of things. Most are not so great. For example, our crime rate, our unemployment, and of course the Flint water crisis. Even with these negatives surrounding the city of Flint, there are great things about this city. As a resident in Flint the city is a beautiful one. If you were to visit here I would suggest going to Downtown. Down town is where you would see many talented artists display and sell their art in most restaurants. Even on some buildings and walls some art is shown off, as the city loves to see another resident’s artwork. Surprisingly there are so, many different cultures in the small town thanks to the three colleges in the city. And many will experience these cultures because many students come from around the world. As resident of the city, I love it!
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Although Flint has some negative points, the thing I admire most is when the going gets tough, we are resilient. The people come together and get things resolved. No city or town is perfect and they all have their flaws, but the people mustn't forget that what matters most....is never give up! For things to get better...we must not sit and complain, but get up and speak up. Nicely and Respectfully.
Flint is a overall small town. Has a lot of great qualities: downtown brick streets, old building, elder adventures, support groups, food; flint coney's, old cars, etc.
I grew up in this town for 24 years, people here treats you like family, because its a small town everyone knows everyone. Fashion is a big deal, and also socializing.

As a town people are becoming more aware and sticking together for kids growing up. With a diverse community, jobs being token away more of the small businesses is starting to blossom.

There are some changes that needs made, starting with the city Judicial and government officials. There aren't more of the people representing the residents that actually stayed in the city, there have to be hands on electives that can understand the city struggles. Schools are being closed more often, and the kids are cramped into same buildings together, middle school and elementary with high school kids. Water crisis needs a rapid change.