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Overall Niche Grade
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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 97,161. Flint is in Genesee County. Living in Flint offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Flint there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families live in Flint and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$28,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$714
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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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
    1,450.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    33.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    135.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    197.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    832
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,555.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    313.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 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
    13%
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
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Flint

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$27,717
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!
There are a lot of negative things out there about Flint...Bad water, bad schools, high crime.
These things are true.
Businesses are gone...People are gone...Money is gone
BUT,
Flint is struggling to reemerge and recreate itself.
Opportunity is still here.
De-industrialization is the name of the game. How does a city go from 300k in population all upper middle class and great jobs and benefits to under 100k and very few job prospects and a much lower per inhabitant income?
It is slow and comes with many challenges, but we are resilient and capable. Flintstones are deep rooted in the bedrock.
Businesses are slowly coming to Flint. Growth is happening downtown. Property values are slowly going up.
Nearby communities are doing well and are helping to buoy Flint and assist in keeping good people and jobs here with hope for a future where Flint makes headlines for the quality of secondary education and breakthroughs.