Flint, MI

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Population

97,810

1.12% decline

Median Age

35


Median Household Income

$26,330

2.65% growth

Poverty Rate

41.2%


Number of Employees

30,129

1.51% growth

Median Property Value

$28,200

6% decline

About

In 2017, Flint, MI had a population of 97.8k people with a median age of 35 and a median household income of $26,330. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Flint, MI declined from 98,918 to 97,810, a -1.12% decrease and its median household income grew from $25,650 to $26,330, a 2.65% increase.

The population of Flint, MI is 53.4% Black or African American Alone, 37.5% White Alone, and 3.97% Two or More Races. 3.11% of the people in Flint, MI speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Flint, MI are Mott Community College (2,154 degrees awarded in 2016), University of Michigan-Flint (1,898 degrees), and Kettering University (499 degrees).

The median property value in Flint, MI is $28,200, and the homeownership rate is 57.4%. Most people in Flint, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Flint, MI is 1 car per household.

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Economy

The economy of Flint, MI employs 30.1k people. The largest industries in Flint, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,042 people), Manufacturing (4,797 people), and Retail Trade (3,643 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($49,444), Utilities ($37,024), and Wholesale Trade ($33,750).

Median household income in Flint, MI is $26,330. Males in Flint, MI have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,762. The income inequality in Flint, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$26,330

2017 value

± $830

2.65%

1 Year Growth

± 4.63%

Households in Flint, MI have a median annual income of $26,330, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $25,650 in 2016, which represents a 2.65% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,869

Average Male Salary

± $1,109

$46,762

Average Female Salary

± $850

In 2017, full-time male employees in Flint, MI made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $62,263 ± $4,415

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $48,644 ± $58,127

  3. White

    $48,289 ± $702

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Flint, MI workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Flint, MI is from Michigan.

0.476

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Michigan across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 30

  2. Census Tract 35

  3. Census Tract 33

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Flint, MI was Census Tract 30 with a value of $42,135, followed by Census Tract 35 and Census Tract 33, with respective values of $38,405 and $37,022.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

41.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Flint, MI (39.4k out of 95.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    22,702 ± 1,055

  2. White

    13,680 ± 896

  3. Two Or More

    2,171 ± 349

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Flint, MI is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

30.1k

2017 Value

± 1,162

1.51%

1 Year growth

± 5.45%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Flint, MI grew at a rate of 1.51%, from 29.7k employees to 30.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Flint, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,311 people), Production Occupations (3,498 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,122 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Flint, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Flint, MI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,311 people), Production Occupations (3,498 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,122 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Flint, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (2.7 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Flint, MI, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($53,955), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($52,721), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($47,685).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

30.1k

2017 Value

± 1,162

1.51%

1 Year growth

± 5.45%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Flint, MI grew at a rate of 1.51%, from 29.7k employees to 30.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Flint, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,042 people), Manufacturing (4,797 people), and Retail Trade (3,643 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Flint, MI, though some of these residents may live in Flint, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Flint, MI, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,042 people), Manufacturing (4,797 people), and Retail Trade (3,643 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Flint, MI has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.57 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.5 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.45 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Flint, MI, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($49,444), Utilities ($37,024), and Wholesale Trade ($33,750).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $135B

  2. $35.4B

  3. $31.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $135B, followed by Mixed freight with $35.4B and Machinery and $31.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Michigan products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$448B

2015 Value

$623B

Projected 2045 Value

39.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Michigan trade was $448B. This is expected to increase 39.1% to $623B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $35.1B

  2. $25.1B

  3. $20.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $35.1B, followed by Indiana with $25.1B and Illinois and $20.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Michigan shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.1% of the population of Flint, MI has health coverage, with 23.5% on employee plans, 49% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 7.31% on non-group plans, and 0.868% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Flint, MI was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Flint, MI see 1254 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1385 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 431 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Saginaw County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,254 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Michigan see an average of 1,254 patients per year. This represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,055

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,950

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,915

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,318

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Michigan (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,745 to $8,055.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.9%

Uninsured

23.5%

Employer Coverage

49%

Medicaid

10.4%

Medicare

7.31%

Non-Group

0.868%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Flint, MI declined by 15.7% from 10.6% to 8.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Flint, MI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.1% prevalence

  3. 14.1% prevalence

Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Michigan, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Michigan by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Flint, MI is home to a population of 97.8k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.76% of Flint, MI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Flint, MI is composed of 52.3k Black or African American Alone residents (53.4%), 36.7k White Alone residents (37.5%), 3.88k Two or More Races residents (3.97%), 3.85k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.94%), 553 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.565%), 359 Asian Alone residents (0.367%), 183 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.187%), and 26 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0266%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Flint, MI are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,472 speakers), Chinese (230 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (224 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Flint, MI was 35. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Flint, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Flint, MI residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.76%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.23%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.76% of Flint, MI residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Flint, MI was 1.23%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    76,763 ± 6,776 people

  2. India

    66,881 ± 6,328 people

  3. Iraq

    54,355 ± 5,708 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Flint, MI was Mexico, the natal country of 76,763 Flint, MI residents, followed by India with 66,881 and Iraq with 54,355.

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Citizenship

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Flint, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Flint, MI was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    52.3k ± 1.15k

  2. White Alone

    36.7k ± 1.12k

  3. Two or More Races

    3.88k ± 589

In 2017, there were 1.43 times more Black or African American Alone residents (52.3k people) in Flint, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 36.7k White Alone and 3.88k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Flint, MI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,472 speakers (1.6%)

  2. Chinese

    230 speakers (0.25%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    224 speakers (0.243%)

3.11% of Flint, MI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Flint, MI was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.6% of the overall population of Flint, MI are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.25% speak Chinese and 0.243% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,547 ± 215

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    423 ± 123

  3. Korea

    282 ± 86

Flint, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Flint, MI awarded 4,578 degrees. The student population of Flint, MI is skewed towards women, with 8,384 male students and 10,037 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Flint, MI are White (3,117 and 72.6%), followed by Black or African American (500 and 11.6%), Unknown (310 and 7.22%), and Hispanic or Latino (149 and 3.47%).

The largest universities in Flint, MI by number of degrees awarded are Mott Community College (2,154 and 47.1%), University of Michigan-Flint (1,898 and 41.5%), and Kettering University (499 and 10.9%).

The most popular majors in Flint, MI are General Studies (787 and 17.2%), Registered Nursing (467 and 10.2%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (348 and 7.6%).

The median tuition costs in Flint, MI are $39,790 for private four year colleges, and $9,984 and $19,899 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 348 degrees awarded

  2. 152 degrees awarded

  3. 782 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Flint, MI was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 348 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Flint, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,154 degrees awarded

  2. 1,898 degrees awarded

  3. 499 degrees awarded

$9,984

Median In-State Public

$39,790

Median Private

In 2016, the Flint, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mott Community College with 2,154 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,069

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,509

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,069 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Flint, MI, which is 0.825 times less than the 2,509 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,117 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    500 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    310 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Flint, MI were to White students. These 3,117 degrees mean that there were 6.23 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 500 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Flint, MI was $28,200 in 2017, which is 0.13 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $30,000 to $28,200, a 6% decrease. The homeownership rate in Flint, MI is 57.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Flint, MI have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Flint, MI is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$26,330

Median Household Income

± $830

39.8k

Number of Households

± 1,228

In 2017, the median household income of the 39.8k households in Flint, MI grew to $26,330 from the previous year's value of $25,650.

The following chart displays the households in Flint, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$28,200

2017 Median

± $1,091

$30,000

2016 Median

± $1,596

In 2017, the median property value in Flint, MI declined from to $28,200 from the previous year's value of $30,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Flint, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Flint, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Flint, MI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Flint, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

57.4%

2017 Homeownership

55.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.4% of the housing units in Flint, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Flint, MI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Flint, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Flint, MI have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Flint, MI have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.04% of the workforce in Flint, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.7%

  2. Carpooled

    11.6%

  3. Public Transit

    4.59%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Flint, MI was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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