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Flint, MI

Flint, Michigan—the county seat and largest city in Genesee County—is located along the Flint River, an hour northwest of Detroit, Michigan. Formerly known as a ‘Vehicle City,’ it is the birthplace of General Motors. Automobile manufacturing dominated Flint’s industry from the end of World War II until the closing of General Motors manufacturing plants in the late 1980s. The Buick Automotive Gallery, historic Saginaw Street, and the Alfred Sloan Museum are few of the city’s main attractions.

Race/Ethnicity Pop %
White 36.9%
Asian 0.4%
African American 54.7%
Hispanic 3.8%
Other 4.2%
Sex Pop %
Male 48.0%
Female 52.0%
Poverty:Income Pop %
<50 % FPL 23.0%
50-100% FPL 17.8%
>100% FPL 59.2%
Metric Rate Nat. Avg. % Diff. City Min City Max
Adult obesity 1 34.1% 28.9% 5.2% 33.2% 51.4%
Adult smoking 2 28.6% 17.4% 11.2% 18.0% 39.1%
Air quality 3 (score range 0-10) 3.5 - - - -
Binge drinking 4 15.0% 16.0% -1.0% 12.3% 24.0%
Children in poverty 5 Stratified 62.4%
Race/Ethnicity Pop % Rate
White 36.9% 56.7%
Asian 0.4% 0.00%
African American 54.7% 64.4%
Hispanic 3.8% 54.4%
Other 4.2% 64.6%
Sex
Male 48.0% 63.8%
Female 52.0% 60.9%
Poverty:Income
<50 % FPL 23.0% N/A
< 50-100% FPL 17.8% N/A
>100% FPL 59.2% N/A
21.9% 40.5% 15.4% 87.2%
Dental care 6 52.6% 64.4% -11.8% 37.3% 71.5%
Excessive housing cost burden 7 69.7% 52.3% 17.4% 41.3% 91.7%
Food environment index 8 (index range 0-10) 6.3 6.8 - - -
High school graduation 9 Stratified 59.4%
Race/Ethnicity Pop % Rate
White 36.9% 24.4%
Asian 0.4% N/A
African American 54.7% 62.6%
Hispanic 3.8% 58.3%
Other 4.2% 85.7%
Sex
Male 48.0% 64.0%
Female 52.0% 53.8%
Poverty:Income
<50 % FPL 23.0% N/A
< 50-100% FPL 17.8% N/A
>100% FPL 59.2% N/A
82.0% -22.6% - -
Housing with pest infestation 10 21.0% 20.9% 0.1% - -
Income inequality 11 (index range -1.0 – 1.0) -0.83 -0.05 - -1.0 -0.29
Jail incarceration 12 (per 100,000 population) 525.2 326.0 - - -
Low birthweight 13 Stratified 14.0%
Race/Ethnicity Pop % Rate
White 36.9% 11.4%
Asian 0.4% 3.6%
African American 54.7% 15.9%
Hispanic 3.8% 8.9%
Other 4.2% 20.0%
Sex
Male 48.0% N/A
Female 52.0% N/A
Poverty:Income
<50 % FPL 23.0% N/A
< 50-100% FPL 17.8% N/A
>100% FPL 59.2% N/A
8.0% 6.0% 3.6% 20.0%
Opioid-related deaths 14 (per 100,000 population) 22.8 13.4 - - -
Pap smear screening 15 76.7% 81.8% -5.1% 64.7% 83.5%
Physical inactivity 16 36.2% 23.7% - 24.3% 47.6%
Poor mental health 17 17.6% 11.5% 6.1% 12.1% 25.1%
Poor physical health 18 18.7% 12.0% 6.7% 12.9% 25.0%
Premature mortality 19 (per 100,000 population) 14860.0 8000.0 - - -
Preventive services 20 26.9% 31.5% -4.6% 16.8% 35.0%
Primary care physicians 21 (per 100,000 population) 89.0 91.1 - - -
Teen births 22 (per 1,000 population) Stratified 71.0
Race/Ethnicity Pop % Rate
White 36.9% 51.4
Asian 0.4% N/A
African American 54.7% 84.4
Hispanic 3.8% 44.7
Other 4.2% N/A
Sex
Male 48.0% N/A
Female 52.0% N/A
Poverty:Income
<50 % FPL 23.0% N/A
< 50-100% FPL 17.8% N/A
>100% FPL 59.2% N/A
24.2 - 44.7 84.4
Third-grade reading proficiency 23 Stratified 18.7%
Race/Ethnicity Pop % Rate
White 36.9% 27.7%
Asian 0.4% N/A
African American 54.7% 16.0%
Hispanic 3.8% 22.2%
Other 4.2% 21.1%
Sex
Male 48.0% 14.6%
Female 52.0% 22.8%
Poverty:Income
<50 % FPL 23.0% N/A
< 50-100% FPL 17.8% N/A
>100% FPL 59.2% N/A
34.0% -15.3% - -
Unemployment 24 26.3% 9.2% 17.1% 11.6% 52.3%
Violent crime 25 (per 100,000 population) 1477.3 372.6 - - -
Walkability 26 (score range 0-100) 42.0 0.0 - 22.0 47.0

Data Sources

  • 1Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 500 Cities Estimates

  • 2Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 500 Cities Estimates

  • 3Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) AirData / Calculated by New York University Marron Institute of Urban Management

  • 4Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 500 Cities Estimates

  • 5American Community Survey (Census)

  • 6Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 500 Cities Estimates

  • 7American Community Survey (Census)

  • 8USDA Food Environment Atlas

  • 9MI School Data, Michigan Department of Education

  • 10National Center for Healthy Housing/ American Housing Survey

  • 11American Community Survey (Census)

  • 12Bureau of Justice Statistics/Annual Summary on Inmates Under Jail Incarceration

  • 13Birth Data, National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics

  • 14Multiple Cause Mortality Data, National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics

  • 15Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 500 Cities Estimates

  • 16Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 500 Cities Estimates

  • 17Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 500 Cities Estimates

  • 18Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 500 Cities Estimates

  • 19Multiple Cause Mortality Data, National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics

  • 20Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 500 Cities Estimates

  • 21American Medical Association Masterfile

  • 22Birth Data, National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics

  • 23Michigan Student Test of Education Progress Assessment Data, Michigan Department of Education

  • 24American Community Survey (Census)

  • 25Uniform Crime Reporting

  • 26Walkscore.com