Flint, MI

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Living in Flint

Flint is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 96,448 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 office and administrative support (14.31%), sales jobs (10.36%), and food service (8.31%).

Many people in Flint take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Flint citizens for affordable transportation.

The percentage of people in Flint with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.90% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Flint in 2010 was $15,622, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $62,488 for a family of four. Flint also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 41.21% 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 Spanish and Native American languages.