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Gaines is a charter township in Genesee County, in the Flint metro area.
The community was named for General E.P. Gaines.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Gaines. For links to other places called Gaines, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Gaines is 42.912N. The longitude is -83.876W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 810 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,491.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Gaines demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Genesee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48473 ZIP code.
22% of Gaines residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gaines ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gaines was $24,816, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Gaines residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Gaines, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $483. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,023.
Genesee County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gaines political report.
The average commute time for Gaines workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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