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About Flint

100,515 in city
5,327,764 in metro
87 km² (34 mi²)
228.6 m
Flint is an industrial city located on the Flint River about 60 miles northwest of Detroit. The seat of Genesee County, it is Michigan's third largest city and the nation's second largest center of the automotive industry. The General Motors Corporation is the city's largest employer. Flint's first white settler, Jacob Smith, was a fur trader who arrived in 1819. By 1900, the city's location near large white pine forests led to Flint's leadership in carriage manufacturing, earning it the moniker "The Vehicle City." The auto industry grew rapidly after the arrival of Buick Motor Company in 1903, boosting the city's population from 13,000 in 1900 to 156,000 in 1930. At its peak in the 1970s, the population was 190,000. In more recent years, the city has suffered high unemployment and population loss with a decline in auto industry jobs in the city.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
97 All Buildings
under construction

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Mott Foundation Building 226 ft 1930
2 Riverfront Residence Hall 179 ft 1981
3 Northbank Center 156 ft 1922
4 Hilton Garden Inn Flint Downtown 148 ft 1920
5 University Towers 142 ft 1978