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Grand Traverse County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2019: 93,088 (52% urban, 48% rural); it was 77,654 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 19,037
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,452
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 23,494
Renter-occupied apartments: 8,839 (it was 6,902 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

28%

Land area: 465 sq. mi.

Water area: 136.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 200 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Grand Traverse County: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.9%), Educational, health and social services (14.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Grand Traverse County, MI (2019)
    • 85,121109.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,7353.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,0132.6%Two or more races
    • 9511.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 7921.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5630.7%Asian alone
    • 660.08%Some other race alone
    • 170.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

42.9 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years
Males: 45,244  (48.6%)
Females: 47,844  (51.4%)
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Average household size:
Grand Traverse County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $65,266 ($43,169 in 1999)
This county:

$65,266
Michigan:

$59,584

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $894 (lower quartile is $672, upper quartile is $1,184)
This county:

$894
State:

$740


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $241,800 (it was $123,300 in 2000)
Grand Traverse:

$241,800
Michigan:

$169,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $162,900 - $350,100

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $296,115
Here:

$296,115
State:

$219,912

Townhouses or other attached units: $288,924
Here:

$288,924
State:

$199,940

In 2-unit structures: $229,595
Here:

$229,595
State:

$142,994

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $153,514
Here:

$153,514
State:

$170,137

Mobile homes: $42,354
Here:

$42,354
State:

$56,186

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,297
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $492

Institutionalized population: 1,826

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 36
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 83
  • Burglaries: 195
  • Thefts: 816
  • Auto thefts: 30

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 38
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 67
  • Burglaries: 203
  • Thefts: 753
  • Auto thefts: 40
Grand Traverse County, MI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 543 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 1998: 597 buildings, average cost: $101,200
  • 1999: 738 buildings, average cost: $107,700
  • 2000: 604 buildings, average cost: $111,100
  • 2001: 533 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2002: 609 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 2003: 704 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2004: 692 buildings, average cost: $125,600
  • 2005: 727 buildings, average cost: $120,700
  • 2006: 560 buildings, average cost: $146,300
  • 2007: 299 buildings, average cost: $190,600
  • 2008: 223 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2009: 154 buildings, average cost: $178,800
  • 2010: 168 buildings, average cost: $187,700
  • 2011: 207 buildings, average cost: $192,900
  • 2012: 252 buildings, average cost: $193,900
  • 2013: 356 buildings, average cost: $206,100
  • 2014: 330 buildings, average cost: $211,100
  • 2015: 362 buildings, average cost: $188,700
  • 2016: 434 buildings, average cost: $190,100
  • 2017: 449 buildings, average cost: $184,500
  • 2018: 385 buildings, average cost: $194,100
  • 2019: 346 buildings, average cost: $193,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Grand Traverse, MI residents
Average permit cost in Grand Traverse, MI
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,586 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,642 (1.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Grand Traverse, MI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Grand Traverse, MI in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Grand Traverse, MI in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.1%
Grand Traverse County:

6.1%
Michigan:

13.0%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.2% for Black residents, 7.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.5% for American Indian residents, 14.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 42.9 years old
(Males: 41.6 years old, Females: 44.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.9 years old, Black residents: 27.8 years old, American Indian residents: 35.2 years old, Asian residents: 33.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.4 years old, Other race residents: 40.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Grand Traverse County is $557 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $698 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $914 a month.

Cities in this county include: Traverse City, Kingsley, Chums Corner, Grawn, Interlochen, Fife Lake.

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

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Neighboring counties: Kennebec County, Maine , Door County, Wisconsin , Grant County, South Dakota , Hand County, South Dakota , McLeod County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.6%
Michigan:

6.3%

Unemployment by year in Grand Traverse, MI
County total employment by year in Grand Traverse, MI
County average yearly wages by year in Grand Traverse, MI

Current college students: 3,729
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 39.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,104 (60.0% naturalized citizens)

Grand Traverse County:

2.3%
Whole state:

7.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 6892010 or later
  • 4252000 to 2009
  • 5431990 to 1999
  • 2181980 to 1989
  • 1531970 to 1979
  • 618Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 88.7%

Grand Traverse County marital status for males Grand Traverse County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 31,300
  • One, attached: 3,222
  • Two: 683
  • 3 or 4: 979
  • 5 to 9: 2,404
  • 10 to 19: 1,508
  • 20 to 49: 647
  • 50 or more: 1,303
  • Mobile homes: 3,073

Housing units in Grand Traverse County with a mortgage: 18,340 (301 second mortgage, 3,088 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,701

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

59.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Grand Traverse County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic13,9697
Evangelical Protestant10,73946
Mainline Protestant8,11319
Other1,3739
Orthodox701
None52,722-
Grand Traverse County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 23
Grand Traverse County:

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
This 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.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 82
This county:

9.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Grand Traverse County:

8.5%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Grand Traverse County:

26.9%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.9%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Grand Traverse County:

Average size of farms: 127 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $23,243
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $250.51
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.76%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.55%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $33,173
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 48.42%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 6.24%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $52,300
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.21%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.61
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 9.04%
Corn for grain: 5182 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 997 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 471 harvested acres
Vegetables: 504 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 7,670 acres

Earthquake activity:

Grand Traverse County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 55% 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 342.8 miles away from Grand Traverse County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 308.9 miles away from the county center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 170.4 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 294.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 448.2 miles away from Grand Traverse County 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 140.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Michigan Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4494, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Michigan Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3225: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3225, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Michigan Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3057: January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: 3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Michigan Drought, Incident Period: March 02, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3035: March 02, 1977, FEMA Id: 3035, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Grand Traverse County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Emergencies Declared: 3
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Grand Traverse

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 45,146 (79.7%)
  • Carpooled: 5,703 (10.1%)
  • Bus: 563 (1.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 10 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 544 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 334 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 1,102 (1.9%)
  • Worked at home: 3,279 (5.8%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (20%)
  • Ukraine (16%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (6%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Thailand (5%)
  • India (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Grand Traverse County


  • German (20%)
  • American (9%)
  • English (9%)
  • European (7%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Polish (6%)
  • Dutch (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Grand Traverse County, Michigan in 2000:

  • 566 people in nursing homes
  • 345 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 242 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 140 people in other group homes
  • 138 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 124 people in state prisons
  • 63 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 63 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 42 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 28 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 28 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 21 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 12 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 6 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 4 people in unknown juvenile institutions

People in group quarters in Grand Traverse County, Michigan in 2010:

  • 1,329 people in state prisons
  • 339 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 339 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 190 people in college/university student housing
  • 158 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 144 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 58 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 55 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 30 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $67,952.

7.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($59,568 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.09%
Michigan average:

5.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.02% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($40,020 average AGI)
2.07% relocated from other states ($19,547 average AGI)
Grand Traverse County:

2.07%
Michigan average:

1.59%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Leelanau County, MI  0.77% ($47,529 average AGI)
from Benzie County, MI  0.41% ($40,448)
from Antrim County, MI  0.33% ($41,740)
from Kalkaska County, MI  0.32% ($30,402)
from Oakland County, MI  0.30% ($74,513)
from Wexford County, MI  0.28% ($42,198)
from Kent County, MI  0.27% ($56,252)


6.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,925 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
Michigan average:

5.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.22% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($29,350 average AGI)
2.03% relocated to other states ($16,575 average AGI)
Grand Traverse County:

2.03%
Michigan average:

1.85%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Leelanau County, MI  0.67% ($55,673 average AGI)
to Benzie County, MI  0.42% ($43,633)
to Wexford County, MI  0.34% ($35,119)
to Kent County, MI  0.31% ($41,565)
to Antrim County, MI  0.31% ($40,451)
to Kalkaska County, MI  0.29% ($30,938)
to Oakland County, MI  0.14% ($61,429)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Grand Traverse County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Grand Traverse County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Grand Traverse County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Grand Traverse County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Grand Traverse County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Grand Traverse County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Grand Traverse County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Grand Traverse County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Grand Traverse County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 14,076 (12,055 aged, 2,021 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 723 (3%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Grand Traverse County, Michigan in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,055)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (893)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (852)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (770)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (736)
  • Unspecified dementia (735)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (455)
  • Congestive heart failure (392)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (178)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (167)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.21
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 23,596
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 445
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 50,654

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,074
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 853
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 19

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 86
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 82

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 20

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 120.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 52.6
  • Other - 68.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 93,088
  • Male householders: 17,906 (3,830 living alone), Female householders: 19,502 (6,456 living alone)
  • 20,132 spouses (20,119 opposite-sex spouses), 2,319 unmarried partners, (1,979 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 25,138 children (23,626 natural, 842 adopted, 670 stepchildren), 1,282 grandchildren, 756 brothers or sisters, 676 parents, 0 foster children, 1,250 other relatives, 2,318 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,809

Size of family households: 13,134 2-persons, 4,975 3-persons, 4,146 4-persons, 1,477 5-persons, 635 6-persons, 282 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,286 1-person, 2,326 2-persons, 147 3-persons.

13,135 married couples with children.
3,575 single-parent households (941 men, 2,634 women).

96.0% of residents of Grand Traverse speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (41% speak English very well, 55% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $423,293,000 ($5,115 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $9,998,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $216,163,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $77,592,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $793,000
Federal grants: $74,568,000
Federal procurement contracts: $17,278,000 ($730,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $36,901,000 ($930,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,028,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $41,383,000
Federal Government insurance: $14,728,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,977
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,372
Here:

40 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +370
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +4,448
Here +53 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Grand Traverse County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.27 millions of gallons per day (27% from ground, 73% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.4

Year house built in Grand Traverse County, Michigan
  • Year house built in Grand Traverse County, Michigan
  • 3,7472014 or later
  • 9352010 to 2013
  • 8,5142000 to 2009
  • 8,6631990 to 1999
  • 4,8911980 to 1989
  • 7,1641970 to 1979
  • 2,2241960 to 1969
  • 3,2751950 to 1959
  • 9791940 to 1949
  • 4,7271939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Grand Traverse County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Grand Traverse County, Michigan
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Grand Traverse County, Michigan
  • 641 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1,3373 rooms
  • 3,3244 rooms
  • 4,1965 rooms
  • 4,7996 rooms
  • 5,0157 rooms
  • 4,0848 rooms
  • 5,2229+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grand Traverse County, Michigan
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grand Traverse County, Michigan
  • 371 room
  • 8052 rooms
  • 1,8813 rooms
  • 2,6314 rooms
  • 1,9635 rooms
  • 7756 rooms
  • 4717 rooms
  • 2638 rooms
  • 5419+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Grand Traverse County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Grand Traverse County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Grand Traverse County, Michigan
  • 64no bedroom
  • 4011 bedroom
  • 5,4592 bedrooms
  • 14,3203 bedrooms
  • 5,9674 bedrooms
  • 1,8305+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grand Traverse County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grand Traverse County, Michigan
  • 37no bedroom
  • 2,4251 bedroom
  • 4,3692 bedrooms
  • 1,8633 bedrooms
  • 2944 bedrooms
  • 3795+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Grand Traverse County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Grand Traverse County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Grand Traverse County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 773no vehicle
  • 6,4671 vehicle
  • 13,2622 vehicles
  • 5,4663 vehicles
  • 1,7334 vehicles
  • 3405+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Grand Traverse County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Grand Traverse County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,462no vehicle
  • 4,5451 vehicle
  • 2,7692 vehicles
  • 2263 vehicles
  • 1094 vehicles
  • 2565+ vehicles

86.4% of Grand Traverse County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Michigan.

Grand Traverse County:

86.4%
State average:

86.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 72,000
  • Other state: 18,745
  • Northeast: 1,676
  • Midwest: 8,012
  • South: 5,123
  • West: 3,934
Year householders moved into unit in Grand Traverse County, MI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Grand Traverse County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 75.6%Utility gas
  • 11.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.8%Electricity
  • 4.3%Wood
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 55.7%Utility gas
  • 32.3%Electricity
  • 7.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%No fuel used
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,012
Here:

12.3%
Michigan:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 40
Here:

1.0%
Michigan:

9.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 208
Here:

3.9%
Michigan:

14.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Grand Traverse County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $42,180,000
    Regular Highways: $1,673,000
    Sewerage: $1,356,000
    Solid Waste Management: $245,000
    Parks and Recreation: $188,000
  • Construction - Public Welfare Institutions: $199,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $75,944,000
    General - Other: $32,131,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $27,513,000
    Regular Highways: $13,407,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,988,000
    Sewerage: $6,641,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,170,000
    Financial Administration: $4,288,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,338,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,719,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $785,000
    General Public Buildings: $652,000
    Parks and Recreation: $471,000
    Housing and Community Development: $358,000
    Police Protection: $247,000
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $2,938,000
    Housing and Community Development: $225,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,363,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $863,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,887,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,856,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $124,492,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $119,631,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,125,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,215,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,710,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,861,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,800,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,322,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,390,000
    Rents: $551,000
    Sale of Property: $347,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $226,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $987,000
    Health - Other: $181,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $172,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $67,832,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $119,631,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $65,928,000
    Other: $21,455,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,845,000
  • Tax - Property: $31,389,000
    Other License: $798,000
    Other Selective Sales: $13,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $51,904,000

Grand Traverse County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $42,180,000
    Regular Highways: $1,673,000
    Sewerage: $1,356,000
    Solid Waste Management: $245,000
    Parks and Recreation: $188,000
  • Construction - Public Welfare Institutions: $199,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $75,944,000
    General - Other: $32,131,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $27,513,000
    Regular Highways: $13,407,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,988,000
    Sewerage: $6,641,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,170,000
    Financial Administration: $4,288,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,338,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,719,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $785,000
    General Public Buildings: $652,000
    Parks and Recreation: $471,000
    Housing and Community Development: $358,000
    Police Protection: $247,000
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $2,938,000
    Housing and Community Development: $225,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,363,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $863,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,887,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,856,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $124,492,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $119,631,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,125,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,215,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,710,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,861,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,800,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,322,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,390,000
    Rents: $551,000
    Sale of Property: $347,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $226,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $987,000
    Health - Other: $181,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $172,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $67,832,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $119,631,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $65,928,000
    Other: $21,455,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,845,000
  • Tax - Property: $31,389,000
    Other License: $798,000
    Other Selective Sales: $13,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $51,904,000

Grand Traverse County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $42,180,000
    Regular Highways: $1,673,000
    Sewerage: $1,356,000
    Solid Waste Management: $245,000
    Parks and Recreation: $188,000
  • Construction - Public Welfare Institutions: $199,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $75,944,000
    General - Other: $32,131,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $27,513,000
    Regular Highways: $13,407,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,988,000
    Sewerage: $6,641,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,170,000
    Financial Administration: $4,288,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,338,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,719,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $785,000
    General Public Buildings: $652,000
    Parks and Recreation: $471,000
    Housing and Community Development: $358,000
    Police Protection: $247,000
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $2,938,000
    Housing and Community Development: $225,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,363,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $863,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,887,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,856,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $124,492,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $119,631,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,125,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,215,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,710,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,861,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,800,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,322,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,390,000
    Rents: $551,000
    Sale of Property: $347,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $226,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $987,000
    Health - Other: $181,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $172,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $67,832,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $119,631,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $65,928,000
    Other: $21,455,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,845,000
  • Tax - Property: $31,389,000
    Other License: $798,000
    Other Selective Sales: $13,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $51,904,000

Grand Traverse County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $42,180,000
    Regular Highways: $1,673,000
    Sewerage: $1,356,000
    Solid Waste Management: $245,000
    Parks and Recreation: $188,000
  • Construction - Public Welfare Institutions: $199,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $75,944,000
    General - Other: $32,131,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $27,513,000
    Regular Highways: $13,407,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,988,000
    Sewerage: $6,641,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,170,000
    Financial Administration: $4,288,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,338,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,719,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $785,000
    General Public Buildings: $652,000
    Parks and Recreation: $471,000
    Housing and Community Development: $358,000
    Police Protection: $247,000
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $2,938,000
    Housing and Community Development: $225,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,363,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $863,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,887,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,856,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $124,492,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $119,631,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,125,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,215,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,710,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,861,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,800,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,322,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,390,000
    Rents: $551,000
    Sale of Property: $347,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $226,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $987,000
    Health - Other: $181,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $172,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $67,832,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $119,631,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $65,928,000
    Other: $21,455,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,845,000
  • Tax - Property: $31,389,000
    Other License: $798,000
    Other Selective Sales: $13,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $51,904,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,055
  • Number of aged recipients: 53
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,002
  • Number of recipients under 18: 205
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 709
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 141
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 458
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 436
Most common first names in Grand Traverse County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John39975.1 years
William39175.2 years
Robert37172.6 years
Mary32580.6 years
James25772.7 years
Charles21175.8 years
Helen20981.8 years
Margaret20879.9 years
George20778.0 years
Dorothy18179.8 years
Most common last names in Grand Traverse County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16476.2 years
Johnson10076.7 years
Anderson8876.9 years
Miller7578.4 years
Wilson7078.3 years
Brown7078.4 years
Davis6477.4 years
Nelson6178.6 years
Taylor5475.9 years
Clark4376.8 years
Businesses in Grand Traverse County, MI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3Kroger1
AT&T3La-Z-Boy2
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Bryant1
Ace Hardware2Lane Furniture3
Advance Auto Parts1LensCrafters1
Aeropostale1Little Caesars Pizza2
AmericInn1Lowe's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Macy's1
Applebee's1Marriott2
Arby's3MasterBrand Cabinets15
Audi1Maurices1
AutoZone1Mazda1
BMW1McDonald's4
Bath & Body Works2Meijer1
Baymont Inn1Men's Wearhouse1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Menards1
Best Western1Motherhood Maternity2
Budget Car Rental1New Balance5
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nike4
Burger King6Nissan1
Cambria1Office Depot1
Carson Pirie Scott1Old Navy1
Catherines1Olive Garden1
Charlotte Russe1Outback1
Chevrolet1Outback Steakhouse1
Chico's1Pac Sun1
Cold Stone Creamery1Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Inn1Payless2
Cracker Barrel1Penske1
Curves1PetSmart1
DHL1Pier 1 Imports1
Dairy Queen2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Days Inn1Quality1
Deb1RadioShack2
Decora Cabinetry3Red Lobster1
Discount Tire1Rite Aid4
Domino's Pizza1Ruby Tuesday1
Econo Lodge1Rue211
Ethan Allen1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Express1SAS Shoes1
Famous Footwear1Sam's Club1
FedEx18Sears2
Finish Line1Spencer Gifts1
Ford1Sprint Nextel1
GNC3Starbucks1
GameStop2Subaru1
Gap1Subway11
Gymboree1Super 81
H&R Block4T.J.Maxx1
Haworth1Taco Bell4
Hilton1Talbots1
Holiday Inn1Target1
Hollister Co.1Toyota1
Home Depot1Toys"R"Us1
Honda1Travelodge1
Hot Topic1True Value1
Howard Johnson1U-Haul4
Hyundai1UPS34
JCPenney1Vans1
Jones New York6Verizon Wireless1
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
Justice1Volkswagen1
KFC2Walgreens4
Kmart1Walmart1
Knights Inn1Wendy's2
Kohl's1YMCA1

Grand Traverse County on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"