Genesee County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2020 Census, the population was 406,211, making it the fifth-most populous county in Michigan. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 650 square miles (1,700 km2), of which 637 square miles (1,650 km2) is land and 13 square miles (34 km2) (1.9%) is water. Most of the land in the county is very flat, but the southern end is hilly and covered by several lakes.
The county seat and population center is Flint (birthplace of General Motors). Genesee County is considered to be a part of the greater Mid Michigan area, The county was named after Genesee County, New York which in turn comes from the Seneca word Gen-nis'-hee-yo, meaning "Beautiful Valley".
A major attraction for visitors in Genesee County is Crossroads Village, a living history village north of Flint. Genesee County is noted for having had the fossil of an ancient whale known as Balaenoptera Lacepede unearthed in Thetford Township during quarry work and estimated at 11,000 years old.
The Genesee County area is an accommodating locale for travelers, visitors, and residents alike. From the parks and beaches, to the museums and entertainment venues, there’s something for everyone. Whether it’s an evening out or a weekend away, let Genesee County surprise, entertain, and woo you!