Flint, MI

Flint profile

Living in Flint

Flint is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 95,538 people and 58 constituent neighborhoods, Flint is the seventh largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some cities, Flint isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Flint are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Flint is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Flint who work in sales jobs (10.34%), office and administrative support (10.15%), and food service (8.16%).

Flint has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Flint has quite a high level of public transit users. Flint’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

The rate of college-level education in Flint is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.21% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Flint in 2018 was $17,086, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,344 for a family of four. Flint also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 38.77% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Flint is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Flint home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Flint residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Flint include German, Irish, English, Polish, and French.

The most common language spoken in Flint is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.