Flushing, Michigan


Flushing, Michigan

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map_caption = Location of Flushing within Genesee County, Michigan


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Michigan
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Genesee
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government_type = Council-Manager
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Janice L. Gensel
leader_title1 = Mayor Pro-Tem
leader_name1 = Michael Szukhent
leader_title2 = City Manager
leader_name2 = Dennis Bow
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established_title = Platted
established_date = 1835
established_title2 = Incorporated village
established_date2 = 1877
established_title3 = City Status achieved
established_date3 = 1964
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area_total_km2 = 11.3
area_total_sq_mi = 4.3
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population_total = 8348
population_density_km2 = 747.8
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timezone = EST
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latd = 43 |latm = 3 |lats = 47 |latNS = N
longd = 83 |longm = 51 |longs = 4 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 213
elevation_ft = 699
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 48433
area_code = 810
website = http://www.flushingcity.com/
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blank_info = 26-29200GR|2
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Flushing is a city in Genesee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 8,348 at the 2000 census. Flushing is considered a suburb of Flint. It is situated within the area of Flushing Charter Township, but is administratively autonomous. Flushing has one high school in the district, along with one middle school and four elementaries.

Geography

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 4.3 square miles (11.3 km²), of which, 4.3 square miles (11.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.92%) is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 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/sq mi (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.

History

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

The new Flushing Middle School was completed in 2005 and houses approximately 750 seventh and eighth grade students. Students in the middle school have access to a variety of technology labs to enhance their learning. A physical science technology lab is available to all students for one semester as a part of the eighth grade physical science curriculum. A computer applications class is required of all students. A computer lab is available in the Library Media Center for student use for word processing, Internet and other computer applications. Also in place is an integrated learning lab for skill development in math and language arts and a mini-lab for foreign language instruction. Students have available to them core academic subjects and choices in exploratory electives with supporting technology. The middle school is fully accredited by North Central Association. The old Jr. High was built in 1927, and now is used for adult education.

Events

"Walleye Festival" (March)
"Cruise Nights" (Certain nights, April through September)
"Concerts in the Park" (Mid-June through August)
"Art in the Park" (June)
"Flushing Summerfest" (June)
"Movies in the Park" (June through August)
"Harvest Festival" (September)
"Candle Walk" (December)

Items of Note

*The original proposed name for Flushing was "Dover".

Related Literature

"The Situation in Flushing" [http://www.amazon.com/dp/0814319173] by Edmund G. Love

References


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