Flint, MI

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Population

406,892

0.121% decline

Poverty Rate

20%


Median Age

40.9


Median Household Income

$48,127

3.95% growth

Number of Employees

178,222

3.75% growth

Median Property Value

$118,700

7.91% growth

About

In 2018, Flint, MI had a population of 407k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $48,127. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Flint, MI declined from 407,385 to 406,892, a -0.121% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,298 to $48,127, a 3.95% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Flint, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (19.6%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.07%), White (Hispanic) (2.4%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.991%). N/A% of the people in Flint, MI speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Flint, MI are Baker College (4,618 degrees awarded in 2017), University of Michigan-Flint (1,826 degrees), and Mott Community College (1,723 degrees).

The median property value in Flint, MI is $118,700, and the homeownership rate is 68.1%. Most people in Flint, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Flint, MI is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Michigan, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Michigan (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Michigan across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

The economy of Flint, MI employs 178k people. The largest industries in Flint, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (31,132 people), Manufacturing (30,733 people), and Retail Trade (23,183 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($87,234), Public Administration ($55,852), and Finance & Insurance ($51,753).

Median household income in Flint, MI is $48,127. Males in Flint, MI have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,599. The income inequality in Flint, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,127

2018 value

± $2,040

3.95%

1 Year Growth

± 5.12%

Households in Flint, MI have a median annual income of $48,127, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,298 in 2017, which represents a 3.95% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$66,961

Average Male Salary

± $1,155

$48,599

Average Female Salary

± $853

In 2018, full-time male employees in Michigan made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Michigan by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $88,578 ± $80,802

  2. Asian

    $69,562 ± $4,799

  3. White

    $51,075 ± $730

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Michigan workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.27 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Michigan by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.472

2018 Wage GINI

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.175% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 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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In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Flint, MI was Livingston County, MI with a value of $82,884, followed by Oakland County, MI and Washtenaw County, MI, with respective values of $80,193 and $71,860.

The following map shows all of the counties in Flint, MI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Flint, MI (81.3k out of 406k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

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. White

    44,963 ± 1,421

  2. Black

    30,317 ± 1,164

  3. Two Or More

    4,633 ± 508

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

178k

2018 Value

± 6,788

3.75%

1 Year growth

± 5.08%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Flint, MI grew at a rate of 3.75%, from 172k employees to 178k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Flint, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,539 people), Production Occupations (18,281 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (17,581 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 (18,539 people), Production Occupations (18,281 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (17,581 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Flint, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.88 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.58 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Flint, MI, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($83,703), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,810), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($71,533).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

178k

2018 Value

± 6,788

3.75%

1 Year growth

± 5.08%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Flint, MI grew at a rate of 3.75%, from 172k employees to 178k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Flint, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (31,132 people), Manufacturing (30,733 people), and Retail Trade (23,183 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 (31,132 people), Manufacturing (30,733 people), and Retail Trade (23,183 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Flint, MI has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.77 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.27 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Flint, MI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($87,234), Public Administration ($55,852), and Finance & Insurance ($51,753).

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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. $138B

  2. $38.2B

  3. $36.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $138B, followed by Mixed freight ($38.2B) and Machinery ($36.1B).

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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$480B

2020 Value

$623B

Projected 2045 Value

29.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $480B. This is expected to increase 29.8% 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. $37.4B

  2. $27.2B

  3. $21.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $37.4B, followed by Indiana with $27.2B and Illinois and $21.6B.

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

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Health

93.7% of the population of Flint, MI has health coverage, with 42.6% on employee plans, 26.6% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 0.709% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa 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).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Michigan in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

6.29%

Uninsured

42.6%

Employer Coverage

26.6%

Medicaid

12.7%

Medicare

11.1%

Non-Group

0.709%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Flint, MI grew by 3.46% from 6.08% to 6.29%.

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 407k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.58% of Flint, MI residents were born outside of the country (10.5k people).

In 2018, there were 3.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (295k people) in Flint, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 79.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 12.5k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in Flint, MI was 40.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Flint, MI are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Flint, MI residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.58%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

10.5k people

2.44%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

9.98k people

As of 2017, 2.58% of Flint, MI residents (10.5k people) 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 2.44%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Flint, MI compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    89,142 ± 7,297 people

  2. India

    75,308 ± 6,712 people

  3. Iraq

    66,449 ± 6,308 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 89,142 Michigan residents, followed by India with 75,308 and Iraq with 66,449.

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Citizenship

99.4%

2018 Citizenship

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.4% of Flint, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Flint, MI was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Flint, MI

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    295k ± 196

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    79.7k ± 3.03k

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    12.5k ± 3.13k

In 2018, there were 3.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (295k people) in Flint, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 79.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 12.5k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Flint, MI as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    7,856 ± 1,028

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,381 ± 819

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,154 ± 862

Flint, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Flint, MI awarded 8,971 degrees. The student population of Flint, MI is skewed towards women, with 11,740 male students and 18,456 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Flint, MI are White (6,804 and 78%), followed by Black or African American (1,038 and 11.9%), Unknown (315 and 3.61%), and Hispanic or Latino (310 and 3.56%).

The largest universities in Flint, MI by number of degrees awarded are Baker College (4,618 and 51.5%), University of Michigan-Flint (1,826 and 20.4%), and Mott Community College (1,723 and 19.2%).

The most popular majors in Flint, MI are General Business Administration & Management (931 and 10.4%), General Studies (756 and 8.43%), and Registered Nursing (620 and 6.91%).

The median tuition costs in Flint, MI are $24,009 for private four year colleges, and $10,410 and $20,733 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 718 degrees awarded

  2. 241 degrees awarded

  3. 218 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Flint, MI was General Studies with 718 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. 4,618 degrees awarded

  2. 1,826 degrees awarded

  3. 1,723 degrees awarded

$10,410

Median In-State Public

$24,009

Median Private

In 2017, the Flint, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Baker College with 4,618 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,165

Degrees Awarded to Men

5,806

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 3,165 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Flint, MI, which is 0.545 times less than the 5,806 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Flint, MI by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,804 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,038 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    315 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Flint, MI were to White students. These 6,804 degrees mean that there were 6.55 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,038 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Flint, MI was $118,700 in 2018, which is 0.517 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $110,000 to $118,700, a 7.91% increase. The homeownership rate in Flint, MI is 68.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Flint, MI have an average commute time of 24.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Flint, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$118,700

2018 Median

± $3,962

$110,000

2017 Median

± $4,738

In 2018, the median property value in Flint, MI grew to to $118,700 from the previous year's value of $110,000.

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 $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$48,127

Median Household Income

± $2,040

169k

Number of Households

± 6,266

In 2018, the median household income of the 169k households in Flint, MI grew to $48,127 from the previous year's value of $46,298.

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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

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 $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

68.1%

2018 Homeownership

71.2%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 68.1% of the housing units in Flint, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher 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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Commute Time

24.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Flint, MI have a shorter commute time (24.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.62% 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

    83.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.26%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Flint, MI was Drove Alone (83.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.1%) and those who Worked At Home (3.26%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

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 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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