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Welcome to the City of Flint

History
Flint, Michigan is located in Genesee county along the Flint River about 60 miles northwest of Detroit. Its population in 1998 was 131,000 people and it is the fourth largest city in Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 124,943. The city was founded in 1819 by Jacob Smith, a fur trader, and was incorporated in 1855. Flint has been host to various industries in its history:
           - Trading/Trapping
           - Lumber
           - Carriages
           - Automobiles

The city's landscape and culture is dominated by the auto industry. Some of the more notable events in Flint's history are:

  • The sit down strike of 1937 turned the foundling United Auto Workers into a labor union of note.
  • Flint was a major contributor of tanks and other war material during World War II due to its heavy manufacturing facilities.
  • The deadliest tornado on record in the United States struck Flint on June 8, 1953 killing 115 people, injuring 844. On the next day the same weather system spawned the worst tornado in New England in Worcester, Massachusetts killing another 94 people.
  • Flint was the most publicized example of the effects of the 1970s collapse of the US auto industry on surrounding communities. This was highlighted in the film Roger and Me by Michael Moore.

Flint hosts a large cultural center funded by the revenue from the auto industry in the 1950s. It boasts: Whiting Auditorium, Sloan Museum And others (Bower Theater, Flint Institute of Music) all set on a 30-acre site near downtown. Flint is also host to the University of Michigan's Flint campus.
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Location
Flint, Michigan is located in Genesee county along the Flint River about 60 miles northwest of Detroit. Flint City Hall is located at 1101 S. Saginaw Street.  Map It!

Topography
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 88.2 km² (34.1 mi²). 87.1 km² (33.6 mi²) of it is land and 1.1 km² (0.4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.26% water.

                                                                                                           
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Population
As of the census of 2000, there are 124,943 people, 48,744 households, and 30,270 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,434.5/km² (3,714.9/mi²). There are 55,464 housing units at an average density of 636.8/km² (1,649.1/mi²).

The racial makeup of the city is  African American  53.27%
   White 41.39%
   Native American 0.64%
   Asian 0.44%
   Pacific Islander 0.02%
   Other races 1.11%
   From two or more races. 3.14%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.99%
     
There are 48,744 households  33.5% have children under the age  of 18
   27.5% have a female householder  with no husband present
   37.9% are non-families
   31.9% of all households are made  up of individuals
   .9% have someone living alone who  is 65 years of age or older.
The average household size is  2.51
The average family size is  3.16.
   
The median income for a household in the city $28,010
the median income for a family is $31,424
Males have a median income of $34,009
Females have a median income of $24,237
The per capita income for the city is $15,733
 population below poverty level 26.4%
families below the poverty line 22.9%
Out of the total people living in poverty 37.4% are under the age of 18
  13.4% are 65 or older.

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Flint Community

Population 124,943 Sq. Miles 31.7
Form Gov't
Mayor/Council - Meeting 2nd & 4th Mon. 5:30 pm
County
Genesee
# Emp
1600
US Rep
Dale Kildee(5) State Sen John Gleason(27)
State Rep
Brenda Clack(34) Lee Gonzales(49)


Mayor  Dayne Walling

City Clerk I Brown
766-7413
Attorney 766-7146 Purchasing 766-7340 Fire Chief 762-7336 Police Chief Alvern Lock 237-686
Bldg Insp
766-7284 Engineering 766-7165 Planning 766-7355 Zoning 766-7355
Risk Mgmt
766-7125

All Flint Phone numbers are area code 810

Area Schools
bulletBaker College of Flint
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Davenport University 
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Flint Community Schools
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Kettering University
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Mott Community College
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U of M - Flint

Transportation
bulletBishop Airport
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Mass Transportation  
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Your Ride

Recreation
bulletUM Recreation Center
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YWCA

Recycling
bulletRecycling Centers

Safety
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Ombudsman's Office
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Fire Department
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MI Office of Homeland Security
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Police


City of Flint
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