Flushing, Michigan

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City of Flushing
City
Location of Flushing within Genesee County, Michigan
Location of Flushing within Genesee County, Michigan
Coordinates: 43°3′47″N 83°51′4″W / 43.06306°N 83.85111°W / 43.06306; -83.85111
Country United States
State Michigan
County Genesee
Platted 1835
Incorporated village 1877
City Status 1964
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Mayor George G. Kozan
 • Mayor Pro-Tem Michael Szukhent
 • City Manager Dennis Bow
Area[1]
 • Total 3.79 sq mi (9.82 km2)
 • Land 3.62 sq mi (9.38 km2)
 • Water 0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)  4.49%
Elevation 699 ft (213 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 8,389
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 8,247
 • Density 2,317.4/sq mi (894.8/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48433
Area code(s) 810
FIPS code 26-29200[4]
GNIS feature ID 0626199[5]
Website flushingcity.com

Flushing is a city in Genesee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 8,389 at the 2010 census. Flushing is considered a suburb of Flint. It is situated within the area of Flushing Charter Township, but is administratively autonomous.

History[edit]

Flushing sprang up as a railroad town in the 1830s. Charles Seymour (formerly of Flushing, in New York) is credited with naming the small Michigan community. The original Flushing (located in the borough of Queens) was first settled in 1645 and is named after the city of Vlissingen, Holland - also known as Flushing, Netherlands.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

The Flint River forms most of the southern border of Flushing.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.79 square miles (9.82 km2), of which 3.62 square miles (9.38 km2) is land and 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 8,389 people, 3,574 households, and 2,307 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,317.4 inhabitants per square mile (894.8 /km2). There were 3,816 housing units at an average density of 1,054.1 per square mile (407.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.8% White, 2.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 3,574 households of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.5% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 45.1 years. 21.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.8% were from 25 to 44; 28.4% were from 45 to 64; and 21.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.1% male and 53.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 8,348 people, 3,435 households, and 2,366 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,936.7 per square mile (747.8/km²). There were 3,558 housing units at an average density of 825.4 per square mile (318.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.98% White, 0.63% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.61% of the population.

There were 3,435 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 84.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $54,010, and the median income for a family was $64,726. Males had a median income of $52,794 versus $31,502 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,697. About 4.4% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.

Coordinates: 43°3′47″N 83°51′4″W / 43.06306°N 83.85111°W / 43.06306; -83.85111

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.