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Overview
Population:425,337
Pop. Change:-2%
State: Michigan
Metro Area:Flint
County:Genesee County
City:Flint, Grand Blanc township, ... 34 total
Zip Code:48439, 48430, ... 27 total
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Genesee's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Flint Metro Area

Profile: Mid-sized industrial city

Location: Eastern Michigan, 65 miles northwest of Detroit

Elevation: 771

Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

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Cost of livingEconomic cycles
Urban revitalizationIndustrial flavor
Arts and cultureViolent crime rate

Flint is the birthplace of General Motors and is second only to Detroit in auto production. Though it works hard to deal with the effects, 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 1980s, 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. The city itself reemerged from receivership in 2004, that the first link on their web page is to their “Accounts Payable Inquiry System” (yes, its alphabetical, but most cities don’t have such a link prominently displayed) is not a positive sign. Flint continues to work to build a broader economic base. There is a small but proud base of cultural attractions including an orchestra and other performing arts, plus a few quality museums. Cost of living and housing are understandably low. Flint is a case study in city rebirth after an economic disaster but is far from out of the woods. It may work some day for more intrepid migrants.

The city is located in the Flint River Valley in the center of Genesee County. The surrounding terrain is generally level with some hills 15 miles southeast of the city. Climate is continental with a Great Lakes influence that cools summer days, slightly warms the winter, and prolongs warmer autumn weather—a combination providing favorable conditions for orchards and small fruit. The wettest periods normally occur in the late spring, early summer, and early fall. Winter is normally the driest season. Although snowfall is occasionally heavy, most occurs as frequent light flurries. Winter months are marked by considerable cloudiness and high humidity, while summer humidity is usually not excessive and sunshine is plentiful. Weather changes are frequent. First freeze is early October, last is early May.

Interesting Facts about Genesee County

As of 2014, Genesee County's population is 425,337 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -2.48 percent.

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The median home cost in Genesee County is $73,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 7.30 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Genesee County's cost of living is 19.80% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Genesee County public schools spend $11,821 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 23 students per teacher in Genesee County.

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The unemployment rate in Genesee County is 7.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Genesee County jobs have Increased by 0.69 percent.


Ranked #72 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
Ranked #234 2005 Best Places to Live
Ranked #369 Best Green Cities
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Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Genesee County's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes


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