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City of Grand Blanc
—  City  —
Location of Grand Blanc, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°55′38″N 83°37′23″W / 42.92722°N 83.62306°W / 42.92722; -83.62306
Country United States
State Michigan
County Genesee
Settled 1823
Platted
Incorporated (city) March 4, 1930
Government
 - Mayor Michael Matheny
 - City Manager Randall Byrne
Area
 - Total 3.8 sq mi (9.7 km2)
 - Land 3.79 sq mi (9.67 km2)
 - Water .01 sq mi (.03 km2)  0.27%
Elevation 837 ft (255 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 8,242
 - Density 2,197.3/sq mi (848.6/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48439
Area code(s) 810
FIPS code 26-33280[1]
GNIS feature ID 0627081[2]
Website http://www.cityofgrandblanc.com/

Grand Blanc is a city in Genesee County in the U.S. state of Michigan and a suburb of Flint. The population was 8,242 at the 2000 census. The city is situated within Grand Blanc Charter Township, but is politically independent. A May 2006 vote ended governmental research into a plan to consolidate the city and township governments.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.7 km²), of which, 3.8 square miles (9.7 km²) of it is land and 0.27% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,242 people, 3,542 households, and 2,153 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,197.3 per square mile (848.6/km²). There were 3,725 housing units at an average density of 993.1/sq mi (383.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.17% White, 5.01% African American, 0.27% Native American, 3.22% Asian, 0.58% from other races, and 1.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.67% of the population.

There were 3,542 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $54,099, and the median income for a family was $82,456. Males had a median income of $61,522 versus $31,051 for females. The per capita income for the city was $32,622. About 3.7% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

GM's Weld Tool Center is partially located within the city.

Education

The local public high school is Grand Blanc Community High School. Grand Blanc has 7 elementary (primary) schools. It also has three middle schools, Grand Blanc Academy, Grand Blanc East Middle School, and Grand Blanc West Middle School, both built in 2006. Grand Blanc's mascot is the Bobcat, while its colors are black and red.

It is also home to a private grade school, Holy Family Catholic School. HFS's mascot is a Panther, thier colors are Blue and Yellow.

Grand Blanc is known for its high MEAP testing scores.

GBH-TV is the district's television station. Grand Blanc sporting events, and other important dates or information are cablecast to anyone in the Grand Blanc area who has local cable television.

Shopping

The closest major shopping center is located just outside of the north city limits in Grand Blanc Township. Heritage Park, a power center composed of big box stores, includes Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, Kohl's, and Staples. A lifestyle center, Trillium Circle, is open just south of the City limits.

Buick Open

Grand Blanc Township hosts the annual Buick Open PGA Tour golf tournament at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club. However the last year that this tournament was held was in 2009 and has discontinued since.

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

Coordinates: 42°55′39″N 83°37′48″W / 42.9275°N 83.63°W / 42.9275; -83.63

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