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Welcome to Flint ...

The city of Flint is located in Genesee County<1> and is the County Seat for Genesee County.

When the people of Flint refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Flintite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Flint has a population of 95,503 people<3> (see below for details).

Flint was established in 1818.

The community of Flint is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Flint lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Flint is within the (810) area code.

The ZIP codes for Flint: 48501-48507, 48531-48532, 48550-48557, 48559<5>

Websites for Flint ...

Official Website:   www.cityofflint.com/

Junior League:   www.jlflint.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Flint had an population of 95,503 people. This is a decrease of 6.77% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 23.56% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Flint had a population of 102,434 people (or 24.06% of the total population of Genesee County). This makes Flint the county's most populous community.

The population of Flint represents 1.04% of the population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 102,434 people, the population of Flint decreased 18.02% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 124,943 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Flint.

Communities Also Named Flint ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 27 communities that are also named Flint - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri (2), Montana, New York (3), North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Texas, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Flint.

Communities near Flint ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Flint.

  • Fenton [Genesee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fenton
    • Fenton [Genesee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Flint
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,374 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fenton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fenton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fenton<8>
  • Lapeer [Lapeer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lapeer
    • Lapeer [Lapeer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Flint
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,452 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lapeer have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lapeer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lapeer<8>
  • Flushing [Genesee County]
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    • Flushing [Genesee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Flint
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,840 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flushing have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flushing
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flushing<8>
  • Grand Blanc [Genesee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Blanc
    • Grand Blanc [Genesee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Flint
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,828 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Blanc
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Blanc<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Holly [Oakland County]
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      • Holly [Oakland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Flint
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,079 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holly<8>
    • Swartz Creek [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swartz Creek
      • Swartz Creek [Genesee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Flint
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,491 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swartz Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swartz Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swartz Creek<8>
    • Davison [Genesee County]
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      • Davison [Genesee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Flint
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,860 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davison have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davison<8>
    • Linden [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linden
      • Linden [Genesee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Flint
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,954 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linden have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linden<8>
    • Durand [Shiawassee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durand
      • Durand [Shiawassee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Flint
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,269 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durand
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durand<8>
    • Mount Morris [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Morris
      • Mount Morris [Genesee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Flint
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,823 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Morris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Morris<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Flint. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Flint.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Flint. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Flint.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Flint. Our list includes 80 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Flint.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Flint ...

Looking for more information about Flint? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Flint, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Flint.

Adding Flint to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Flint in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Flint was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Flint on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Michigan (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Flint on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Michigan

About Genesee County

About Michigan

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Flint: www.cityofflint.com/

The official website for Genesee County: www.co.genesee.mi.us/

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Genesee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Flint refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Flint may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Flint.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Flint - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Flint). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Flint or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Flint includes: 48501, 48502, 48503, 48504, 48505, 48506, 48531, 48550, 48551, 48552, 48553, 48554, 48555, 48556 & 48557.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Flint) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Flint. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FlintOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flint. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0150, Longitude: -83.6900    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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