Flint is the biggest city and area seat of Genesee County, Michigan. Situated along the Flint River, 66 miles (106 km) northwest of Detroit, it is a foremost city inside the locale known as “Mid Michigan”. According to the 2010 evaluation, Flint has a populace of 102,434, making it the seventh biggest city in Michigan. The Flint metropolitan territory is found altogether inside Genesee County. It is the fourth biggest metropolitan zone in Michigan with a populace of 425,790 in 2010. The city was joined in 1855.
Flint was established as a town by hide merchant Jacob Smith in 1819 and turned into a noteworthy ambling range on the memorable Saginaw Trail amid the nineteenth century. From the late nineteenth century to the mid twentieth century, the city was a main maker of carriages and later cars, acquiring it the moniker “Vehicle City”. General Motors (GM) was established in Flint in 1908, and the city developed into a car fabricating powerhouse for GM’s Buick and Chevrolet divisions after World War II. Stone was additionally the home of the Flint Sit-Down Strike of 1936–37 that assumed an indispensable part in the arrangement of the United Auto Workers.
Since the late 1960s, Flint has confronted a few emergencies. The city sank into a profound financial sadness after GM essentially scaled back its workforce in the range from a 1978 high of 80,000 to under 8,000 by 2010. From 1960 to 2010, the number of inhabitants in the city about divided from 196,940 to 102,434. In the mid-2000s, Flint got to be distinctly known for its high wrongdoing rates and has over and over been positioned among the most hazardous urban areas in the United States. The city was under a condition of budgetary crisis from 2002-2004 and again from 2011-2015. Since 2014, the city has confronted a noteworthy general wellbeing crisis because of lead harming (and conceivably Legionella) in the neighborhood water supply.