Editor’s note: Flint residents haven’t had potable water since Spring 2014. Please consider donating bpa-free water bottles, water filters, and 32-pack 16.9 oz water bottles to the faculty and residents at the YWCA Women’s Center (located at 310 E 3rd St, Flint, MI 48502).
Flint is the largest city and county seat of Genesee County, Michigan. Located along the Flint River, 66 miles (106 km) northwest of Detroit, it is the largest city in the Flint/Tri-Cities region of Michigan. According to the 2010 census, Flint has a population of 102,434, making it the seventh largest city in Michigan. The Flint metropolitan area is located entirely within Genesee County. It is the fourth largest metropolitan area in Michigan with a population of 425,790 in 2010.