Flint, MI


Flint, MI Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2018. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Flint Housing Market Information

With 97,386 people, 40,046 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $37,989, house prices in Flint are some of the most affordable in Michigan as well as the nation.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Flint, accounting for 78.02% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Flint include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 11.10%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.77%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 3.06%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Flint are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 54.28% owning and 45.72% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Flint's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 58.56% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Flint include homes built before 1939 ( 23.95%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 15.26%). There's also some housing in Flint built between 2000 and later ( 2.23%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Flint. Fully 25.22% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Flint homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Flint real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Flint Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Flint over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 24.53% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Flint home appreciation rates at -0.20%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -0.81%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Flint that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Flint real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Flint appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 8.99%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 84.55% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Flint. Flint appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at -0.20%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -0.81%.

Notably, Flint's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Michigan, our data show that Flint's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in Michigan.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Flint differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Flint - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Flint real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,196,521 0.4
$897,465 - $1,196,521 0.1
$598,311 - $897,464 0.4
$478,865 - $598,310 0.1
$359,044 - $478,864 0.2
$239,268 - $359,043 0.7
$119,777 - $239,267 4.8
$59,791 - $119,776 20.7
$0 - $59,790 72.6

Very Low for MI
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
99.836496350365 99.8397435897436

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Flint Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2017 Q4 - 2018 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2017 Q1 - 2018 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2016 Q1 - 2018 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2013 Q1 - 2018 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2008 Q1 - 2018 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2018 Q1
-24.96% -1.56%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$920 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 54.28
Renters 45.72
Vacant 25.22

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 2.2
1970 - 1999 15.3
1940 - 1969 58.6
1939 or Older 24.0

Types of Homes

Single-Family 78.0
Townhomes 3.1
Small Apt. Buildings 5.8
Apt. Complexes 11.1
Mobile Homes 2.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.86
1 Bedroom 9.33
2 Bedrooms 32.14
3 Bedrooms 46.01
4 Bedrooms 9.71
5 or more bedrooms 1.95