Flint MI

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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 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

Flint Housing Market Information

With a population of 95,943, 1,352 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $34,761, 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 75.12% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Flint include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 11.74%), mobile homes or trailers ( 4.63%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.35%).

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 58.69% owning and 41.31% 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 56.26% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Flint include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 23.21%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 16.41%). There's also some housing in Flint built between 2000 and later ( 4.12%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Flint. Fully 19.45% 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

Flint's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Flint during the period has been just 1.63%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

Over the last year, Flint appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Flint's appreciation rate has been 3.47%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Flint were at 0.16%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 0.63%.

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 lower 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
> $1,146,000 0.1
$860,001 - $1,146,000 0.0
$573,001 - $860,000 0.6
$459,001 - $573,000 0.2
$344,001 - $459,000 0.4
$229,001 - $344,000 1.0
$115,001 - $229,000 4.8
$57,001 - $115,000 20.4
$0 - $57,000 72.5

Very Low for MI
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
99.8715328467153 100.0

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Flint Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2019 Q4 - 2020 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q1 - 2020 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q1 - 2020 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2020 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q1 - 2020 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q1
-21.24% -1.17%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$897 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 58.69
Renters 41.31
Vacant 19.45

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 4.1
1970 - 1999 23.2
1940 - 1969 56.3
1939 or Older 16.4

Types of Homes

Single-Family 75.1
Townhomes 4.3
Small Apt. Buildings 4.2
Apt. Complexes 11.7
Mobile Homes 4.6
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.02
1 Bedroom 8.58
2 Bedrooms 30.64
3 Bedrooms 46.68
4 Bedrooms 10.91
5 or more bedrooms 2.16