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West Traverse township, MI map Land area: 13.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,448 (all rural)
Males: 735  (50.8%)
Females: 713  (49.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,446 (1,291 owner occupied, 155 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

26%


Races in West Traverse township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.2%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.4%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 47.0
Median age of females: 47.3

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Average household size: 2.30

West Traverse township:

2.3 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.77

Estimated median household income in 2009: $28,368 ($28,000 in 1999)
This township:

$28,368
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $0
Here:

$0
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $55,781 (it was $42,500 in 2000)
West Traverse township:

$55,781
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $11,880 - $29,242

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $57,077
Here:

$57,077
State:

$168,888

Mobile homes: $47,501
Here:

$47,501
State:

$39,606
Population density: 109 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

17.2%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

8.6%
Whole state:

4.8%

Click to draw/clear West Traverse township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in West Traverse township: Harbor Point Golf Course (A), Birchwood Farm Golf and Country Club (B), Little Traverse Light (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in West Traverse township: First Presbyterian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Lakeview Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

82% of West Traverse township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 40% lived in Michigan.

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

  • This state: 47
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 6
  • South: 3
  • West: 2

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999

West Traverse township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.5%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

2 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 67
  • Mobile homes: 2
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Median worth of mobile homes: $27,500


Housing units in West Traverse township with a mortgage: 0 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 2
  • 1980 to 1989: 4
  • 1970 to 1979: 2
  • 1960 to 1969: 6
  • 1950 to 1959: 2
  • 1940 to 1949: 11
  • 1939 or earlier: 44

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in West Traverse township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 4
  • 6 rooms: 14
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 4

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Traverse township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 2
  • 6 rooms: 0
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in West Traverse township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 6
  • 3 bedrooms: 10
  • 4 bedrooms: 6
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Traverse township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 2
  • 3 bedrooms: 0
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in West Traverse township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 6
  • 2 vehicles: 8
  • 3 vehicles: 8
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in West Traverse township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 0
  • 2 vehicles: 0
  • 3 vehicles: 2
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in West Traverse township:

  • Norwegian (59.3%)
  • German (25.9%)
  • Dutch (7.4%)
  • Irish (3.7%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12 (43%)
  • Carpooled: 5 (18%)
  • Worked at home: 11 (39%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (46%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)

2 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

92.9% of residents of West Traverse township speak English at home.
3.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
3.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 58
  • In family households: 54 (24 male householders, 0 female householders)
    22 spouses, 8 children (8 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4 (2 male householders (2 living alone)), 2 female householders (2 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 18 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 2 4-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 4 1-person,

261 married couples with children.
37 single-parent households (5 men, 32 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
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)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in West Traverse township:

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