Area Code 810

Where Is Area Code 810?

Updated: November 25th 2018

Area code 810 serves East Central Michigan. Counties in area code 810 are: Genesee County, Lapeer County, Oakland County, Macomb County, St. Clair County, Sanilac County, and Livingston County. Area code 810 was brought into effect on December 1, 1993, as a split from area code 313. To keep up with demand, area code 810 was split two more times; it was split in 1997 to form area code 248 and then in 2001 to form area code 586.

Flint is a city located in Genesee County, Michigan. It is located along the Flint River in a region known as Mid Michigan. Going back in history, Flint was founded as a village in 1819 and then incorporated as a city in 1855. During the 19th century, Flint was the center of the Michigan lumber industry. Then from the late 19th century to mid 20th century, Flint was a top manufacturer of carriages and automobiles. It was in 1908 when General Motors (GM) was founded. Since the late 1960s to the end of the 20th century, Flint had faced many problems; the city suffered from deindustrialization, depopulation, unemployment, poverty, and high rates of crime. Flint’s economy plummeted in the 1980s when General Motors cut 90% of its employees. From 2002 to 2004 and then again from 2011-2015, Flint was under a state of financial emergency due to being in extreme debt. Things only got worse in 2014 with the Flint water crisis, when thousands of residents were exposed to high levels of lead in the drinking water.

Located along the Flint River, Flint has a humid continental climate; winters are cold with moderate snowfall and summers are warm to hot. Flint has a population of 102,434 and the racial makeup of the city is 56.6% Black, 37.4% White, 3.9% Hispanic, and 0.5% Asian (2010 Census).

Flint has several distinct neighborhoods. For instance, the North Side and 5th Ward are mainly African American while the University Avenue corridor of Carriage Town is home to the largest gathering of Greek housing. When it comes to crime, Flint has one of the highest crime rates in the United States due to an ongoing economic depression; in Flint someone has a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime. During the mid 2000s, Flint was specifically known for its high crime rates and was repeatedly ranked among the most dangerous cities in the United States. Even thought Flint is considered a dangerous city, there are plenty of things to do and see in the city. Museums in Flint include the Flint Children’s Museum, the Longway Planetarium, the Sloan Museum, the Flint Institute of Arts, the Whaley House Museum, and the Buick Automotive Gallery. Sights and landmarks in Flint include the Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, the Applewood Estate, and the Historic Saginaw Street.

Major Cities In Area Code 810

Flint

Flint Township

Port Huron

Hamburg Township

Brighton Township

Port Huron is a city in Michigan and the county seat of St. Clair County. Port Huron is connected to Point Edward, Ontario via the Blue Water Bridge. Port Huron has a population of 30,184 and the racial makeup of the city is 84.0% White, 9.1% Black, 5.4% Hispanic, and 0.6% Asian (2010 Census). While Port Huron is not as dangerous as Flint, the crime rate here is considerably higher than the national average; in Port Huron someone has a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of any crime. The main museum in the city is the Port Huron Museum, which is a series of four museums; they are the Carnegie Center, the Huron Lightship, the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, and the Thomas Edison Depot. The Olde Town Historic District contains over 100 homes and buildings and is the city’s first and only residential historic district. The Great Lakes Maritime Center is the place to go to learn about the history and current events of the Great Lakes. One of the biggest annual events is the Port Huron to Mackinac Boat Race. When it comes to sports, the city has had a strong tradition of minor league hockey for numerous years. Port Huron is home to many parks and also runs the largest municipal marina system in Michigan. In 2009, the TV show Criminal Minds featured Port Huron in one of its episodes.

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