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 office and administrative support (11.86%), sales jobs (10.87%), and food service (7.82%).

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.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Flint rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.73% of adults 25 and older in Flint have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Flint in 2018 was $18,659, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,636 for a family of four. However, Flint contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Flint also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.76% 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. 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.