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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Flint is a town in Michigan with a population of 97,810. Flint is in Genesee County. Living in Flint offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Flint there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Flint and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$28,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$697
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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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
    1,517.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    38.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    107.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    281.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    994.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,446.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    283.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Flint

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$26,330
National
$55,322
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Well I have lived in Flint from birth. I am now 20 years old. It has been rated very highly on the "most dangerous cities in America". The crime has been at an all time high since 2009. Crime is higher when Spring and Summer comes along. Also, almost half of the city of Flint lives below the poverty line. There are hardly any good paying jobs. When I say "good paying" I mean enough to get people out of poverty. Not just to make ends meet. Also, housing is not really affordable for those same people. Flint Township has very nice housing in their suburbs but I feel that city council don't do enough to negotiate housing with the township. Also, we are still dealing with the Flint water crisis. We have had celebrities or other large donors donate money to the city. Unfortunately, THE PEOPLE OF FLINT NEVER SEE THAT MONEY! On the other hand, the positive side is most youth here are coping with what little they have. Certain schools offer after school programs, along with programs downtown.
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I was born and raised here in Flint. Everyone thinks Flint is this terrible place that is filled with nothing but violence. This is all so untrue. Flint, like any other city, does have bad parts of town but it's really not that bad. Flint is a growing community that is rising up into a more positive astmosphere. Flint is slowing becoming a college town with schools including, University of Michigan-Flint, Kettering University, Baker College, and Mott Community College. We have big events such as the Crim Race, Back to the Bricks, Movies Under the Stars, and many more. I love my city!
I was born and raised in Flint, MI. Flint is well known due to General Motors. I’ve been fortunate to live in Flint for many years and I’ve seen this city go through many transitions over time. Unfortunately, Flint has been known for many things and all have not been good things. Being faced with all of these catastrophic events, I’ve never loss my love for this city. Even though Flint has suffered a economic downfall, within the recent years I’ve seen a lot of changes being made in Flint that has turned some heads. I like that fact that they have cleaned up downtown Flint. They have renovated downtown Flint and I likethat fact that downtown Flint is so relaxing and a calm atmosphere and for once, I’m glad that it’s a area that I feel safe. I would like to see General Motors flourish again and more opportunities bringing wealth back to this city. I would like to see every water pipe changed and I want to see the residents of Flint with clean water.