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Pros

-Cost of living
-Urban revitalization
-Arts and culture

Cons

-Economic cycles
-Industrial flavor
-Violent crime rate


What Bert Has To Say About Flint Metro Area


Flint is the birthplace of General Motors and is second only to Detroit in auto production. It continues to see its fortunes rise and fall with the auto industry, and recent problems at GM and parts maker Delphi have weighed down the modest resurgence the city saw in the past few years. The city’s lowest point, in the 1980’s, was the focus of a documentary film Roger & Me, which depicted the effects of 30,000 lost jobs on the local economy and social fabric.



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Quick Facts About Flint


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Flint is 9.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Flint jobs have Increased by 1.11 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Flint's cost of living is 24.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Flint's population is 98,310 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -30.16 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Flint is $52,300. Home appreciation the last year has been -39.31 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Flint public schools spend $16,149 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.8 students per teacher in Flint.

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Have Faith
After reading many of the former comments, there are a lot of mixed views on Flint. Flint was once a great place to live with plenty to do and a provided a good quality... (read more)
Flint's population being over 400,000
I don't know who came up with this number. This place is a ghost town, every other house abandoned, no jobs, crime rate qualified us to be one of the worst cities to... (read more)
FLINTSTONE FOREVER!
My name is Michael Green. I used to live in Flint, Michigan. I went to Bunche, Longfellow and Northern! I graduated in 1981 and immediately went into the service (U.S.... (read more)
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