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Flint, Michigan

Flint Michigan
Full nameCity of Flint
Official nameCity of Flint
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
TypeStrong Mayor-Council
MayorDayne Walling
City AdministratorGregory Eason
Total Area34.1 sq mi (88.3 km2)
Land Area33.6 sq mi (87 km2)
Water Area0.4 sq mi (1 km2)
Elevation751 ft (228.9 m)
Total Population102434 (2010)
Density (pop.)1176.8/km2 (3048.6/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)365096
Metro (pop.)425790
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code48501-48507, 48532
Area code810
FIPS code26-29000 
GNIS feature ID0626170 

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Flint is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and is located along the Flint River, 66 miles (106 km) northwest of Detroit. The U.S. Census Bureau reports the 2010 population to be placed at 102,434, making Flint the seventh largest city in Michigan. It is the county seat of Genesee County which lies in the Flint/Tri-Cities region of Michigan. Genesee County is also the entirety of Flint's metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in Michigan with a population of 425,790 in 2010.

Flint is most known for being the birthplace of General Motors (GM), and the Flint Sit-Down Strike of 1936 37 that played a vital role in the formation of the United Auto Workers. It gained national attention again when Flint area native Michael Moore created the 1989 documentary film Roger & Me. The film deals with the impact that the closure of several of Flint's GM manufacturing plants in the late 1980s had on the Flint area's population. The city is also mentioned, and featured at various lengths, in Moore's later documentaries.

Flint is also home to the headquarters of Citizens Republic Bancorp.

Flint Charter Township is adjacent to the city on the west but is politically independent.

Bishop International Airport is also part of the city, even though it is surrounded by Flint Township.

In 2010, Flint was awarded an energy improvement grant by the U.S. Department of Energy. A total of 43 grants were distributed under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to improve the nation’s energy security.

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