Traverse City Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Traverse City?

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There are 15,525 residents in Traverse City, with a median age of 40.1. Of this, 48.24% are males and 51.76% are females. US-born citizens make up 95.09% of the resident pool in Traverse City, while non-US-born citizens account for 3.36%. Additionally, 1.55% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 12,831 people in Traverse City currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 15,525 -0.3%
Male Population 7,490 0.6%
Female Population 8,035 -1.1%
Male population 48.24%
Female population 51.76%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 40.1 -3.1%
Citizen US Born 14,763 -1.0%
Citizen not US Born 521 16.8%
Not Citizen 241 13.7%
Citizen US Born 95.09%
Citizen not US Born 3.36%
Not Citizen 1.55%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 22 -18.5%
Moved from Same County 1,159 -10.2%
Moved from Same State 987 -12.5%
Moved from Different State 388 -4.4%
Same House as Last Year 12,831 2.2%
Moved from Abroad 0.14%
Moved from Same County 7.53%
Moved from Same State 6.41%
Moved from Different State 2.52%
Same House as Last Year 83.39%

What are the employment statistics in Traverse City?

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White-collar workers make up 83.89% of the working population in Traverse City, while blue-collar employees account for 16.11%. There are also 1,006 entrepreneurs in Traverse City (12.63% of the workforce); 5,267 workers employed in private companies (66.14%); and 872 people working in governmental institutions (10.95%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 6,680 -0.2%
Blue Collar 1,283 -2.6%
White Collar 83.89%
Blue Collar 16.11%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 1,006 -15.3%
Private Companies 5,267 0.5%
Governmental Workers 872 30.7%
Not for Profit Companies 818 -10.4%
Self Employees 12.63%
Private Companies 66.14%
Governmental Workers 10.95%
Not for Profit Companies 10.27%

How many households are there in Traverse City?

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There are a total of 6,888 households in Traverse City, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 50.06% of these Traverse City households, while non-family units account for the remaining 49.94%. Additionally, 22.3% of households have children and 77.7% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 6,888 1.6%
Average People Per Household 2 -1.4%
Family Households 3,448 -5.4%
Non-family Households 3,440 9.7%
Family Households 50.06%
Non-family Households 49.94%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 1,536 0.9%
Households without Children 5,352 1.8%
Households with Children 22.3%
Households without Children 77.7%

What are the median and average incomes in Traverse City?

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The average annual household income in Traverse City is $81,800, while the median household income sits at $61,056 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $65,391, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $79,938. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $23,547 and $48,873, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $81,800 -2.2%
Median Household Income $61,056 7.0%
People below Poverty Level 1,497 -14.3%
People above Poverty Level 13,226 1.8%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Traverse City?

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There are 7,671 housing units in Traverse City, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1957. Of the 6,888 occupied housing units in Traverse City, 60.9% are owner-occupied, while 39.1% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 63.79% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $275,300. In general, housing costs reach $1,003 per month in Traverse City.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 7,671 3.3%
Median Year Built 1957 -0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 2,767 4.1%
Built between 1940 and 1949 376 -1.1%
Built between 1950 and 1959 947 8.4%
Built between 1960 and 1969 619 1.0%
Built between 1970 and 1979 1,083 27.0%
Built between 1980 and 1989 439 2.8%
Built between 1990 and 1999 488 -4.7%
Built between 2000 and 2009 561 -18.8%
Built in 2010 or Later 391 -6.0%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 6,888 1.6%
Owner Occupied 4,195 -0.1%
Renter Occupied 2,693 4.4%
Owner Occupied 60.9%
Renter Occupied 39.1%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 2,676 0.0%
Without Mortgage 1,519 -0.5%
Median Value with Mortgage $275,300 2.3%
Median Value without Mortgage $296,000 14.6%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,003 0.2%
With Mortgage 63.79%
Without Mortgage 36.21%

What is the level of education in Traverse City?

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Approximately 22.27% of the population in Traverse City holds a high school degree (that's 2,837 residents), while 23.96% have attained a college certificate (3,573 locals) and 25.22% have a bachelor's degree (3,212 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 88 -2.2%
Some High School 2,837 -9.4%
Some College 3,573 4.7%
Associate Degree 1,403 20.1%
Bachelor's Degree 3,212 -5.9%
Graduate Degree 2,146 13.6%
No High School 0.69%
Some High School 22.27%
Some College 23.96%
Associate Degree 11.01%
Bachelor's Degree 25.22%
Graduate Degree 16.85%

What is the marital status of Traverse City residents?

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A total of 4,701 people in Traverse City have never been married (which represents 35.34% of the total population), while 5,546 of them are wedded (41.69%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 85 (0.64%) and 2,112 (15.88%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 4,701 6.0%
Married 5,546 -5.8%
Separated 85 -9.6%
Widowed 944 -3.0%
Divorced 2,112 4.5%
Never Married 35.34%
Married 41.69%
Separated 0.64%
Widowed 7.1%
Divorced 15.88%

What are the most common means of transportation in Traverse City?

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The top three means of transportation people in Traverse City use to get to work are: car, walking and bicycle. A total of 5,871 residents commute by car, 512 prefer going to work by walking and 432 by bicycle.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 5,871 -2.8%
Bus or TrolleyBus 309 -13.2%
Bicycle 432 72.8%
Walk 512 -21.2%

What is the median and average household income in Traverse City by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
49684 40,363 16,748 $63,197.00 $82,327.00
49686 34,341 14,653 $68,609.00 $88,756.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 49684 49686

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