C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  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
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$30,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$682
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,184
    283
  • Murder
    46
    6
  • Rape
    78
    41
  • Robbery
    255
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,243
    500
  • Theft
    1,914
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    249
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$25,650
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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Flint is growing and getting better. Family is what makes Flint a great place for me to live. You can experience all 4 seasons, so glad spring has sprung and summer is around the corner! The recent water crisis has made it difficult living here, however there has been efforts to fix the damage caused by the lead. The downtown area is changing. Flint is becoming a college town.
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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!
It’s not the run-down, dilapidated ghost town that you see on the news; there’s a lot of growth and hope and promise in this city. It’s full of kind people and great small business who support and promote one another and has a fantastic bar and food scene if you’re willing to give it a chance!