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East Bay township, MI map Land area: 39.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.4 sq. mi.
Population: 9,919 (36% urban, 64% rural)
Males: 4,941  (49.8%)
Females: 4,978  (50.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 9,887 (8,406 owner occupied, 1,481 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

26%


Races in East Bay township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.4%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.9%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 36.1
Median age of females: 37.0

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Average household size: 2.68

East Bay township:

2.7 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.09

Estimated median household income in 2009: $54,625 ($47,569 in 1999)
This township:

$54,625
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $701 (lower quartile is $500, upper quartile is $821)
Here:

$701
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $167,142 (it was $121,800 in 2000)
East Bay township:

$167,142
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $117,739 - $218,632

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $168,013
Here:

$168,013
State:

$168,888

Townhouses or other attached units: $135,882
Here:

$135,882
State:

$147,658

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $141,462
Here:

$141,462
State:

$144,298

Mobile homes: $201,746
Here:

$201,746
State:

$39,606
Population density: 249 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

3.3%
Whole state:

10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

1.4%
Whole state:

4.8%

Click to draw/clear East Bay township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in East Bay township: Elmbrook Golf Course (A), Traverse City State Park Campground (B), Arbutus Number Four State Forest Campground (C), Timber Ridge Campground (D), Mitchell Creek Golf Course (E), Mount Holiday Ski Area (F), Camp Haza Witke (G), Camp Greilick (H), Potter School (I), Courtade School (J), Black School (K), East Bay Township Hall (L), Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department Station 9 East Bay Charter Township (M), East Bay Branch Library (N), East Bay Ambulance (O), Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department Station 1 East Bay Charter Township (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in East Bay township include: Victory Hill Church (A), Forest Lakes Bible Church (B), Pinegrove Church of God (C), United Church of Traverse City (D), East Bay Calvary Church (E), Community Church of Christ (F), Christ United Methodist Church (G), Seventh Day Adventist Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Rennie Lake (A), Vandervoight Lake (B), Perch Lake (C), Wethea Lake (D), Indian Lake (E), High Lake (F), George Lake (G), Denzer Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: East Branch Mitchell Creek (A), Fourmile Creek (B), Vandarli Creek (C), Bakers Creek (D), Swainston Creek (E), Mitchel Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in East Bay township include: Traverse City State Park (1), Kelly Park (2), Grace McDonald Park (3), Forest Lake Park (4), Killingsworth Park (5), Burr Island Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 164 (58% naturalized citizens)

East Bay township:  1.7%
State:  5.3%

57% of East Bay township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Michigan.

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

  • This state: 7878
  • Northeast: 354
  • Midwest: 783
  • South: 367
  • West: 323

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $94,700

East Bay township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in East Bay township, Michigan:

  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 11 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,725
  • One, attached: 102
  • Two: 59
  • 3 or 4: 139
  • 5 to 9: 114
  • 10 to 19: 40
  • 20 to 49: 14
  • Mobile homes: 153

Median worth of mobile homes: $67,900


Housing units in East Bay township with a mortgage: 1,965 (208 second mortgage, 242 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 598

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 186
  • 1995 to 1998: 353
  • 1990 to 1994: 477
  • 1980 to 1989: 996
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,087
  • 1960 to 1969: 350
  • 1950 to 1959: 381
  • 1940 to 1949: 272
  • 1939 or earlier: 244

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in East Bay township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 89
  • 4 rooms: 264
  • 5 rooms: 718
  • 6 rooms: 774
  • 7 rooms: 472
  • 8 rooms: 422
  • 9 or more rooms: 330

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in East Bay township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 80
  • 3 rooms: 40
  • 4 rooms: 156
  • 5 rooms: 135
  • 6 rooms: 87
  • 7 rooms: 65
  • 8 rooms: 21
  • 9 or more rooms: 19

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in East Bay township:

  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 87
  • 2 bedrooms: 681
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,686
  • 4 bedrooms: 519
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 95

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in East Bay township:

  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 85
  • 2 bedrooms: 300
  • 3 bedrooms: 174
  • 4 bedrooms: 30
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 7

Cars and other vehicles available in East Bay township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 50
  • 1 vehicle: 631
  • 2 vehicles: 1,616
  • 3 vehicles: 603
  • 4 vehicles: 116
  • 5 or more vehicles: 59

Cars and other vehicles available in East Bay township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 13
  • 1 vehicle: 292
  • 2 vehicles: 229
  • 3 vehicles: 52
  • 4 vehicles: 22
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in East Bay township:

  • German (26.5%)
  • United States or American (11.0%)
  • English (9.9%)
  • Polish (7.8%)
  • Irish (7.7%)
  • French (except Basque) (5.9%)
  • Scottish (3.8%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Canada (21%)
  • Iraq (18%)
  • United Kingdom (10%)
  • Laos (10%)
  • Netherlands (8%)
  • Greece (8%)
  • Other Southern Europe (8%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,310 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 521 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 14 (0%)
  • Taxi: 16 (0%)
  • Walked: 56 (1%)
  • Other means: 52 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 320 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Wood (2%)

People in group quarters in East Bay township, Michigan:

  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 11 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

95.5% of residents of East Bay township speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (25% speak English very well, 75% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,906
  • In family households: 8,655 (2,259 male householders, 505 female householders)
    2,345 spouses, 3,174 children (2,992 natural, 76 adopted, 106 stepchildren), 27 grandchildren, 60 brothers or sisters, 21 parents, 89 other relatives, 175 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,251 (427 male householders (292 living alone)), 520 female householders (440 living alone)), 304 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 31 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,094 2-persons, 686 3-persons, 600 4-persons, 250 5-persons, 105 6-persons, 29 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 732 1-person, 146 2-persons, 51 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 8 5-persons,

2,265 married couples with children.
433 single-parent households (123 men, 310 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 205
Here:

15.4%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 93
Here:

12.8%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 44
Here:

10.1%
Michigan:

16.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in East Bay township:

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