Traverse City, Michigan

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Population in 2013: 15,018 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.3%
 
Males: 7,177  (47.8%)
Females: 7,841  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  40.8 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49686.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,537 (it was $37,330 in 2000)
Traverse City:

$44,537
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $29,169 (it was $22,247 in 2000)

Traverse City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $161,860 (it was $123,800 in 2000)
Traverse City:

$161,860
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $229,894; Detached houses: $230,961; Townhouses or other attached units: $209,653; In 2-unit structures: $362,324; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $127,092; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $161,989; Mobile homes: $205,590

Median gross rent in 2012: $780.

Traverse City races chart
  • White alone - 13,638 (92.8%)
  • Hispanic - 401 (2.7%)
  • Two or more races - 280 (1.9%)
  • Black alone - 143 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 142 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 98 (0.7%)

Races in Traverse City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Traverse City: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (21.6%), Irish (11.8%), English (10.7%), United States (7.2%), Polish (7.0%), French (5.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 599 feet

Land area: 8.41 square miles.

Population density: 1,786 people per square mile   (low).

Traverse City,MI real estate house value index trend

Traverse City, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Traverse City:

  • High school or higher: 95.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Traverse City city:

  • Never married: 34.8%
  • Now married: 40.3%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

286 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.9%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 62 registered sex offenders living in Traverse City, Michigan as of June 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Traverse City to the number of sex offenders is 241 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,952 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,458 (1.5%)

Traverse City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Green Bay, WI (119.5 miles , pop. 102,313).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (166.1 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (227.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Greilickville, MI (1.7 miles ), Chums Corner, MI (2.5 miles ), Grawn, MI (2.8 miles ), Hardwood Acres, MI (3.3 miles ), Cedar, MI (3.3 miles) , Interlochen, MI (3.3 miles ), Lake Ann, MI (3.4 miles ), Kingsley, MI (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $139,400
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 1999: 24 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2011: 13 buildings, average cost: $223,100
  • 2012: 15 buildings, average cost: $223,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.76 N, Longitude: 85.61 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Cherry Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: +18,045 (+120.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,818 (61.9%)

Area code: 231

Traverse City household income distribution Traverse City home values distribution

Crime rates in Traverse City by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010
Murders 0000000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.07.1
Rapes 1195128131211810
per 100,000 72.361.634.082.755.189.582.976.455.671.4
Robberies 3115422457
per 100,000 19.76.86.834.527.613.813.827.834.850.0
Assaults 28263526274432251919
per 100,000 184.2178.0238.2179.2186.0303.0221.0173.5132.1135.6
Burglaries 50825251513969616564
per 100,000 328.9561.3353.8351.5351.4268.6476.6423.4451.9456.8
Thefts 559606511439360365389429441386
per 100,000 3676.74148.13477.13025.32480.52513.82687.02977.93065.72754.8
Auto thefts 3027282220172212813
per 100,000 197.3184.8190.5151.6137.8117.1152.083.355.692.8
Arson 3433247211
per 100,000 19.727.420.420.713.827.548.413.97.07.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 310.1) 220.3236.0196.8207.6172.5203.8205.8199.5184.5202.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Traverse City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 29 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Michigan average:

1.74

Traverse City tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.2%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -677 (-4.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Traverse City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Traverse City, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Traverse City-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the Traverse City city center killed 2 people and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/26/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.9 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Traverse City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 347.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 313.2 miles away from Traverse City center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 298.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 144.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 310.6 miles away from Traverse City center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 282.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grand Traverse County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Traverse City topographic map

Birthplace of: Craig Thompson - Graphic novelist, David Wayne - Actor, Demas T. Craw - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Alma Routsong - Writer, Barry Watson (actor) - Actor, Carter Oosterhouse - Television personality, Dan Majerle - Basketball player, Eric Daigh - Artist, Jeremy Davies - Actor, Ross Overbeek - Libertarian.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Traverse City: Demas T. Craw.

Main business address for: MACKINAC FINANCIAL CORP /MI/ (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals in Traverse City:

  • MICHIGAN HOME HEALTH CARE,INC (955 E COMMERCE DRIVE)
  • MUNSON HOSPICE (550 MUNSON AVENUE)
  • MUNSON MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 1105 SIXTH STREET)
  • TRAVERSE CITY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (550 MUNSON AVENUE)

Dialysis Facilities in Traverse City:

  • MUNSON DIALYSIS CENTER (4062 W ROYAL DR)

Home Health Centers in Traverse City:

  • MUNSON HOME CARE (550 MUNSON AVENUE)

Nursing Homes in Traverse City:

  • BORTZ HEALTH CARE OF TRAVERSE CITY (2828 CONCORD ST)
  • GRAND TRAVERSE MCF (410 S ELMWOOD)
  • GRAND TRAVERSE PAVILIONS (1000 PAVILIONS CIRCLE)
  • ORCHARD CREEK SKILLED NURSING (9731 EAST CHERRY BEND ROAD)
  • TENDERCARE HEALTH CENTER-BIRCHWOOD (2950 LAFRANIER RD)
  • TENDERCARE TRAVERSE CITY (2585 S LAFRANIER RD)
  • TRAVERSE GERIATRIC VILLIAGE (2828 CONCORD)

Airports and heliports located in Traverse City:

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Amtrak station:

TRAVERSE CITY (3233 CASS ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible.

College/University in Traverse City:

  • Northwestern Michigan College (Full-time enrollment: 3,276; Location: 1701 E Front St; Public; Website: www.nmc.edu/)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Traverse City:

  • Mid Michigan Community College (about 69 miles; Harrison, MI; Full-time enrollment: 3,653)
  • Ferris State University (about 75 miles; Big Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,238)
  • Central Michigan University (about 91 miles; Mount Pleasant, MI; FT enrollment: 22,758)
  • Northwood University-Michigan (about 103 miles; Midland, MI; FT enrollment: 2,763)
  • Muskegon Community College (about 109 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 3,310)
  • Baker College of Muskegon (about 109 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 3,293)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 115 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 5,415)

Public high schools in Traverse City:

Private high schools in Traverse City:

  • ST FRANCIS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 311; Location: 123 E 11TH ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • TRAVERSE CITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 138; Location: 753 EMERSON RD; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • KITCHI MINOGINING TRIBAL SCHOOL (Students: 32; Location: 845 BUSINESS PARK DR; Grades: 9 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Traverse City:

Private elementary/middle schools in Traverse City:

  • HOLY ANGELS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 336; Location: 130 E 10TH ST; Grades: PK - 2)
  • ST ELIZABETH ANN SETON M S (Students: 235; Location: 1601 3 MILE RD N; Grades: 6 - 8)
  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 217; Location: 218 VINE ST; Grades: 3 - 5)
  • THE CHILDREN'S HOUSE (Students: 208; Location: 5363 N LONG LAKE RD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 126; Location: 1003 S MAPLE ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • THE PATHFINDER SCHOOL (Students: 124; Location: 11930 S WEST BAY SHORE DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 91; Location: 1514 BIRMLEY RD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • TRAVERSE BAY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 66; Location: 1895 KEYSTONE RD N; Grades: KG - 6)
  • TRAVERSE CITY SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST (Students: 7; Location: 2055 B FOUR MILE RD N; Grades: KG - 8)
See full list of schools located in Traverse City, map of school districts: TRAVERSE CITY AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Libraries in Traverse City:

  • TRAVERSE AREA DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,593,546; Location: 610 WOODMERE AVENUE; 157,529 books; 36,042 audio materials; 11,297 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 418 print serial subscriptions)
  • PENINSULA COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $213,582; Location: 2735 ISLAND VIEW ROAD; 24,709 books; 2,392 audio materials; 2,054 video materials; 15 local licensed databases; 80 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Traverse City: Clinch Park Zoo (A), Traverse City Fire Department Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Cherry Capital Airport (B), Rajkovich Building (C), Oleson Center (D), Beckett Building (E), Fine Arts Building (F), Clock Tower (G), East Hall (H), West Hall (I), Founders Hall (J), Health and Science Building (K), Biederman Building (L), Tanis Building (M), Power House (N), Osterlin Building (O), Scholars Hall (P), Dennos Museum Center (Q), Traverse Area District Library (R), Grand Traverse County Courthouse (S), Grand Traverse Heritage Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: West Bay Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Traverse City include: Traverse Bay Mennonite Church (A), Traverse City Orthodox Missionary Church (B), Friends of the Light Church (C), Christ Community Church (D), Fathers House Assembly of God Church (E), First Church of Christ Scientist (F), Bayview Wesleyan Church (G), Peninsula Bible Church (H), Zion Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery (1), Oakwood Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Boardman Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers and creeks: Kids Creek (A), Boardman River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Traverse City include: Sunset Park (1), Lay Park (2), Clinch Park (3), Legion Park (4), Clancy Park (5), F and M Park (6), Highland Park (7), Indian Woods Park (8), Thirlby Field (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: City Opera House Heritage (Museums; 106 East Front Street) (1), Con Foster Historical Museum (Grandview Parkway) (2), Dennos Museum Milliken Auditorium (1701 East Front Street) (3), Botanical Garden Society of Northwest Michigan (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1001 Bay Street) (4), Brass Owl Gifts & Gallery (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 10 W Silver Lake Rd N) (5), Great Lakes Children's Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 336 West Front Street) (6), Grand Traverse Vending Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1207 Woodmere Avenue) (7), Ellis Lake Resort (8440 U S 31 South) (8), Grand Traverse Balloon Rides (225 Crossing Country Trail) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Baymont Inn & Suites (2326 North USHighway 31 South) (1), Economy Inn (1600 North USHighway 31 North) (2), Harrison Peter (305 Munson Avenue) (3), Cherry Tree Inn On the Beach (2345 North USHighway 31 North) (4), Beach Haus Resort (1489 North USHighway 31 North) (5), Days Inn and Suites (420 Munson Avenue Suite 2) (6), Brosch Warren (1861 North USHighway 31 South) (7), Bayshore Resort (833 E Front St) (8), Great Wolf Lodge (3575 North USHighway 31 South) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Federal Bureau of Investigation (250 East Front Street Suite 415) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Grand Traverse County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 39.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

39.1
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 8.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.68
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Traverse City and their reported violations in the past:

EAST BAY CHARTER TOWNSHIP (Address: 1965 North Three Mile Road , Population served: 3,861, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-10-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-10-2010)
TIMBERLINE SHELL (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
CEDAR CREEK WATER COMPANY (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JAN-03-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-08-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-08-2013), St Public Notif requested (JAN-08-2013)
BLACK BEAR FARMS (Address: 3347 South Airport Rd. Wes, Suite B , Population served: 228, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2012), St Boil Water Order (JUL-18-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
YMCA (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
INTERLOCHEN PLAZA EAST (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-12-2005), St Public Notif requested (JAN-12-2005)
  • One regular monitoring violation
FIRST POINT MOBILE COURT (Population served: 130, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-13-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Traverse City that have no violations reported:

  • GARFIELD CHARTER TOWNSHIP (Population served: 10,764, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • WEST SIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH (Population served: 2,500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TIMBER RIDGE RV & RECREATION RESORT WELL #1 (Population served: 600, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ELMWOOD TWP - TIMBERLEE (Population served: 516, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PROFESSIONAL TERRACE BUILDING (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WESTERN GRILL (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HONOR SHELL MINI MART (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RANCH RUDOLF (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ELMWOOD TOWNSHIP (Population served: 173, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • TWIN LAKES RESIDENTIAL CAMP (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.3%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.9% for Black residents, 14.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.9% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 16.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  50.5%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.1%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Traverse City in 2010:

  • 222 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 190 people in college/university student housing
  • 158 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 133 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 20 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 10 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Traverse City in 2000:

  • 242 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 138 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 127 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 63 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 24 people in nursing homes
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 6 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

Traverse City, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Traverse City compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with most branches in Traverse City (2011 data):

  • Fifth Third Bank: Fifth Third Center, Holiday Hills Branch, Fifth Third Center Drive Up, U.S. 31 South Branch, Eastfield Branch, 14th Street Branch. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Northwestern Bank: at 625 South Garfield Avenue, Traverse City 14 St, Downtown Branch, Front Street Branch, Chum's Corners, Bay Shore Drive Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $867.7 mil, Deposits: $784.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Chums Corners Branch, Cherryland Branch, State Street Drive-Up Branch, Traverse City Main Branch, Traverse City Meijer Banking Center. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • The Huntington National Bank: Grand Traverse Mall Branch, Cherryland Branch, Traverse City Branch, Campus Plaza. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
  • Traverse City State Bank: Garfield Avenue Branch, Copper Ridge Branch, at 310 West Front Street, Suite 100. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $184.1 mil, Deposits: $153.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Tcsb Bancorp, Inc.
  • Honor Bank: Traverse City Branch, Garfield Avenue Branch, Traverse City Mi Courrier Service. Info updated 2010/08/10: Bank assets: $190.5 mil, Deposits: $165.7 mil, headquarters in Honor, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Honor Bancorp, Inc.
  • Citizens Bank: Traverse City Branch at 1061 E. Front Street, branch established on 1988/05/23; West Front Street Branch at 627 W Front St, branch established on 1999/07/07. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $9,212.3 mil, Deposits: $7,452.0 mil, headquarters in Flint, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 220 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Grand Traverse Branch at 901 South Garfield, branch established on 1991/09/01; Traverse City-West Branch at 2537 Us 31 South, branch established on 1999/12/13. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • The Bank of Northern Michigan: Traverse City Branch at 130 South Union, branch established on 2007/12/10. Info updated 2010/01/13: Bank assets: $367.8 mil, Deposits: $297.7 mil, headquarters in Petoskey, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Lake Michigan Financial Corporation
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Traverse City, Michigan:

  • Park Place Hotel, 300 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684 , Phone: (231) 946-5000, Fax: (231) 946-2772
  • Hampton Inn - Traverse City, 100 US 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49684 , Phone: (231) 946-8900
  • Days Inn And Suites Traverse City, 420 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686 , Phone: (231) 941-0208, Fax: (231) 941-7521
  • Best Western Four Seasons, 305 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686 , Phone: (231) 946-8424, Fax: (231) 946-1971
  • Bayshore Resort, 833 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686 , Phone: (231) 935-4400, Fax: (231) 935-0262
  • Grand Beach Resort Hotel, 1683 N US Hwy 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686 , Phone: (231) 938-4455, Fax: (231) 938-4435
  • Sugar Beach Resort Hotel, 1773 N US Hwy 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686 , Phone: (231) 938-0100, Fax: (231) 938-0200
  • Traverse Bay Inn, 2300 N US Hwy 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686 , Phone: (231) 938-2646
  • 17 other hotels and motels
All 25 fire-safe hotels and motels in Traverse City, Michigan

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Traverse City travel time to work - commute Traverse City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Traverse City city (based on Grand Traverse County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.33%
Here: 47.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of Christ
Adherents49.7%7.9%6.5%4.8%4.4%
Congregations12.3%13.8%6.2%3.1%3.1%
NameReformed Church in America Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents4.1%4.0%3.9%2.1%12.6%
Congregations3.1%1.5%1.5%1.5%53.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 23
Grand Traverse County:

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Grand Traverse County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Grand Traverse County:

3.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 82
Here:

9.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Grand Traverse County:

26.9%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.9%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 13$67,722$62,5135$8,695
Other Government Administration 12$65,433$65,4330$0
Judicial and Legal 1$6,188$74,2560$0
Police Protection - Officers 27$132,842$59,0410$0
Police - Other 2$12,806$76,8363$2,635
Firefighters 22$114,446$62,4250$0
Fire - Other 1$7,736$92,8320$0
Streets and Highways 26$118,980$54,9140$0
Sewerage 11$43,009$46,9190$0
Parks and Recreation 14$60,827$52,13715$7,976
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5$17,455$41,8921$735
Water Supply 6$24,799$49,5980$0
Electric Power 34$194,748$68,7350$0
Other and Unallocable 11$41,198$44,9430$0
Totals for Government 185$908,189$58,91024$20,041

Traverse City government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $370,000 ($24.64)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $25,142,000 ($1674.12)
    Police Protection: $3,612,000 ($240.51)
    Sewerage: $3,246,000 ($216.14)
    Regular Highways: $3,164,000 ($210.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,105,000 ($206.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,696,000 ($179.52)
    General - Other: $2,313,000 ($154.02)
    Water Utilities: $1,699,000 ($113.13)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,538,000 ($102.41)
    Central Staff Services: $1,334,000 ($88.83)
    Financial Administration: $631,000 ($42.02)
    General Public Buildings: $121,000 ($8.06)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $517,000 ($34.43)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $116,000 ($7.72)
    General - Other: $90,000 ($5.99)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $156,000 ($10.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $2,438,000 ($162.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,548,000 ($103.08)
    Water Utilities: $655,000 ($43.61)
    Regular Highways: $493,000 ($32.83)
    Local Fire Protection: $428,000 ($28.50)
    General - Other: $54,000 ($3.60)
    Police Protection: $34,000 ($2.26)
    Sewerage: $29,000 ($1.93)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,501,000 ($699.23)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $99,000 ($6.59)

Traverse City government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,008,000 ($333.47)
    All Other: $1,008,000 ($67.12)
    Parking Facilities: $748,000 ($49.81)
    Parks and Recreation: $695,000 ($46.28)
    Housing and Community Development: $406,000 ($27.03)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,404,000 ($93.49)
    All Other: $496,000 ($33.03)
    Highways: $275,000 ($18.31)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,402,000 ($159.94)
    Housing and Community Development: $143,000 ($9.52)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,427,000 ($95.02)
    Donations From Private Sources: $601,000 ($40.02)
    General Revenue, NEC: $421,000 ($28.03)
    Fines and Forfeits: $252,000 ($16.78)
    Special Assessments: $84,000 ($5.59)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $25,707,000 ($1711.75)
    Water Utilities: $2,149,000 ($143.09)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,370,000 ($91.22)
    Highways: $1,239,000 ($82.50)
    Housing and Community Development: $306,000 ($20.38)
    Electric Utilities: $186,000 ($12.39)
    All Other: $32,000 ($2.13)
  • Tax - Property: $9,293,000 ($618.79)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $413,000 ($27.50)
    Other License: $16,000 ($1.07)

Traverse City government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,935,000 ($861.30)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,440,000 ($828.34)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $495,000 ($32.96)

Traverse City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,444,000 ($295.91)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $37,908,000 ($2524.17)

7.40% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,803 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.40%
Michigan average:

5.09%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Leelanau County, MI  1.03% ($32,524 average AGI)
from Benzie County, MI  0.46% ($26,232)
from Wexford County, MI  0.34% ($26,947)


5.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,235 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.82%
Michigan average:

5.58%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($286 average AGI)
Grand Traverse County:

0.03%
Michigan average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Leelanau County, MI  0.56% ($38,620 average AGI)
to Benzie County, MI  0.37% ($27,114)
to Kent County, MI  0.29% ($25,959)

Strongest AM radio stations in Traverse City:

  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCW (1310 AM; 15 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLJN (1400 AM; 1 kW; ELMWOOD TOWNSHIP, MI; Owner: GOOD NEWS MEDIA, INC.)
  • WJML (1110 AM; 10 kW; PETOSKEY, MI)
  • WKJF (1370 AM; 5 kW; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: WKJF RADIO, INC.)
  • WMKT (1270 AM; 5 kW; CHARLEVOIX, MI; Owner: MACDONALD GARBER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Traverse City:

  • WICA (91.5 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS)
  • WLJN-FM (89.9 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: GOOD NEWS MEDIA, INC.)
  • W201CM (88.1 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WLDR-FM (101.9 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WNMC-FM (90.7 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE)
  • WCCW-FM (107.5 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)
  • WFCX (94.3 FM; LELAND, MI; Owner: NORTHERN MICHIGAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WTCM-FM (103.5 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WGFN (98.1 FM; GLEN ARBOR, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WJZJ (95.5 FM; GLEN ARBOR, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WJZQ (92.9 FM; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: WKJF RADIO, INC.)
  • WKVK (100.7 FM; HONOR, MI; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WKLT (97.5 FM; KALKASKA, MI; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WIAA (88.7 FM; INTERLOCHEN, MI; Owner: INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS)
  • WKHQ-FM (105.9 FM; CHARLEVOIX, MI; Owner: MACDONALD GARBER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WBCM (93.5 FM; BOYNE CITY, MI; Owner: WBCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WKPK (106.7 FM; GAYLORD, MI; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO OF GAYLORD, INC.)
  • WOLW (91.1 FM; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: NORTHERN CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WBNZ (99.3 FM; FRANKFORT, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Traverse City:

  • W68DD (Channel 68; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W62CQ (Channel 62; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W25CU (Channel 25; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: EDWARD J. HESS AND/OR MADGE E. HESS)
  • W36BZ (Channel 36; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W56DF (Channel 56; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W15BM (Channel 15; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W34CE (Channel 34; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W48CC (Channel 48; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52CP (Channel 52; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W58CN (Channel 58; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W66CX (Channel 66; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W54CR (Channel 54; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: ROCKFLEET BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WGTU (Channel 29; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: SCANLAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCMV (Channel 27; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WPBN-TV (Channel 7; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WPBN/WTOM LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • WWTV (Channel 9; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: HERITAGE B/CING COMPANY OF MICHIGAN)
  • W46AD (Channel 46; TRAVERSE CITY, ETC., MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Traverse City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 19 meters (62ft)
Total costs: $1,508,000
Total average daily traffic: 104,375
Total average daily truck traffic: 13,081
Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic: 112,231

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 258
  • Hazardous Condition: 308
  • Service Call: 52
  • Good Intent Call: 56

Incident types - Traverse City

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Traverse City, MI
Most common first names in Traverse City, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John36575.0 years
William34575.3 years
Robert33272.8 years
Mary29580.6 years
James23472.8 years
Helen19682.1 years
George19278.2 years
Margaret18980.3 years
Charles18575.9 years
Dorothy16879.7 years
Most common last names in Traverse City, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith13676.6 years
Johnson9377.8 years
Anderson8177.0 years
Miller6978.7 years
Brown6278.4 years
Nelson5778.7 years
Wilson5678.1 years
Davis5476.4 years
Taylor4676.9 years
Lautner4083.3 years
Businesses in Traverse City, MI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3La-Z-Boy2
AT&T3Lane Bryant1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Furniture3
Ace Hardware2LensCrafters1
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza2
Aeropostale1Lowe's1
AmericInn1Macy's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott2
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets11
Arby's3Maurices1
Audi1Mazda1
AutoZone1McDonald's4
BMW1Meijer1
Bath & Body Works2Men's Wearhouse1
Baymont Inn1Menards1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motherhood Maternity2
Best Western1New Balance5
Budget Car Rental1Nike4
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nissan1
Burger King6Office Depot1
Cambria1Old Navy1
Carson Pirie Scott1Olive Garden1
Catherines1Outback1
Charlotte Russe1Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet1Pac Sun1
Chico's1Papa John's Pizza1
Cold Stone Creamery1Payless2
Comfort Inn1Penske1
Cracker Barrel1PetSmart1
Curves1Pier 1 Imports1
DHL1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Days Inn1Quality1
Deb1Quiznos1
Decora Cabinetry3RadioShack2
Discount Tire1Red Lobster1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid4
Econo Lodge1Ruby Tuesday1
Ethan Allen1Rue211
Express1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Famous Footwear1SAS Shoes1
FedEx18Sam's Club1
Finish Line1Sears2
Ford1Spencer Gifts1
GNC3Sprint Nextel1
GameStop2Staples1
Gap1Starbucks1
Gymboree1Subaru1
H&R Block4Subway10
Haworth1Super 81
Hilton1T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell4
Hollister Co.1Talbots1
Home Depot1Target1
Honda1Toyota1
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us1
Howard Johnson1Travelodge1
Hyundai1U-Haul5
JCPenney1UPS36
Jimmy John's1Vans2
Jones New York7Verizon Wireless1
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
Justice1Volkswagen1
KFC2Walgreens4
Kmart1Walmart1
Knights Inn1Wendy's2
Kohl's1YMCA1
Kroger1
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