2010: 102,434, #269 in U.S., #7 in Michigan

1950: 163,143, #60 in U.S.

2010 Metropolitan Area: 425,790, #115 in U.S.

1950 Metropolitan Area: 270,963, #73 in U.S.


Flint was founded as a trading post on the Flint River in 1819 and was incorporated as a city in 1855. Riverbank Park is along the river in the downtown area. The University of Michigan-Flint is just north of downtown.


Tallest building: Mott Foundation Building (1930), 226 feet.

The 250-foot Genesee Towers (1968) was torn down in 2013 after being vacant for many years.


Flint has no downtown department stores.


Amtrak’s Blue Water goes west to Chicago and east to Port Huron, Michigan, from a small, new station located east of downtown.



Downtown Flint and Flint River
(Photo by Connor Coyne)


The Flint Institute of Arts and the Sloan Museum are located just northeast of downtown.


Flint has no downtown movie theaters. The Whiting Auditorium, just northeast of downtown, hosts the Flint Symphony Orchestra and touring Broadway shows. Theater Vertigo is located downtown.


The Dort Event Center (1969), east of downtown, has sporting events and concerts.

Map of Downtown Flint

Chamber of Commerce