Traverse City, MI

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2022 Population
15,468
1.34% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.9
3.71% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.2%
14.7% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$70,700
10.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$336,900
15.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
7,866
2.22% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Traverse City, MI had a population of 15.5k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $70,700. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Traverse City, MI grew from 15,263 to 15,468, a 1.34% increase and its median household income grew from $64,033 to $70,700, a 10.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Traverse City, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (90%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.1%), White (Hispanic) (2.04%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.44%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.36%).

None of the households in Traverse City, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.7% of the residents in Traverse City, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Traverse City, MI are Northwestern Michigan College (645 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Traverse City, MI was $336,900, and the homeownership rate was 61.6%.

Most people in Traverse City, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18 minutes. The average car ownership in Traverse City, MI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Traverse City, MI is home to a population of 15.5k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.34% of Traverse City, MI residents were born outside of the country (517 people).

In 2022, there were 29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.9k people) in Traverse City, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 480 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 316 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.7%
2022 Citizenship
98.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.7% of Traverse City, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Traverse City, MI was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Traverse City, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    13.9k ± 335
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    480 ± 155
  3. White (Hispanic)
    316 ± 201
3.52%
Hispanic Population
544 people

In 2022, there were 29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.9k people) in Traverse City, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 480 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 316 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.52% of the people in Traverse City, MI are hispanic (544 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    79,402 ± 6,891 people
  2. India
    76,527 ± 6,766 people
  3. Iraq
    57,451 ± 5,868 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 79,402 Michigan residents, followed by India with 76,527 and Iraq with 57,451.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.34%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
517 people
3.51%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
536 people

As of 2022, 3.34% of Traverse City, MI residents (517 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Traverse City, MI was 3.51%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    315 ± 114
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    170 ± 101
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    107 ± 68

Traverse City, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Traverse City, MI employs 7.87k people. The largest industries in Traverse City, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,226 people), Educational Services (1,084 people), and Retail Trade (891 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($100,288), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($100,288), and Finance & Insurance ($65,456).

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,244. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

7.87k
2022 Value
± 666
2.22%
1 Year growth
± 11.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Traverse City, MI grew at a rate of 2.22%, from 7.7k employees to 7.87k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Traverse City, MI, are Sales & Related Occupations (998 people), Management Occupations (670 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (628 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Traverse City, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.87k
2022 Value
± 666
2.22%
1 Year growth
± 11.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Traverse City, MI grew at a rate of 2.22%, from 7.7k employees to 7.87k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Traverse City, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,226 people), Educational Services (1,084 people), and Retail Trade (891 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Traverse City, MI, though some of these residents may live in Traverse City, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,023
Median earning men ± $5,632
$34,704
Median earning women ± $2,281

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($100,288), Information ($88,056), and Public Administration ($81,292).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,042), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,929), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($47,500).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.16%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.37M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 2.16% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 23.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Michigan.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Michigan went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.09%).

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Michigan over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Michigan have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Traverse City, MI awarded 645 degrees. The student population of Traverse City, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,412 male students and 1,686 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Traverse City, MI are White (401 and 85.7%), followed by Unknown (27 and 5.77%), Hispanic or Latino (14 and 2.99%), and Two or More Races (11 and 2.35%).

The largest universities in Traverse City, MI by number of degrees awarded are Northwestern Michigan College (645 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Traverse City, MI are General Studies (211 and 32.7%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (149 and 23.1%), and Registered Nursing (40 and 6.2%).

The median tuition cost in Traverse City, MI for a public four year colleges is $8,364 for in-state students and $10,880 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 3,098 students enrolled in Traverse City, MI, 45.6% men and 54.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,434 records, of which 54.5% were women and 45.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 40 degrees awarded
  2. 211 degrees awarded
  3. 149 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Traverse City, MI was Registered Nursing with 40 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Traverse City, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
645 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwestern Michigan College with 645 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 355 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Traverse City, MI, which is 1.22 times more than the 290 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 401 degrees mean that there were 14.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 27 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($8,364) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,168) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($540) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.784% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.801% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.31M), Some college (1.92M), and Bachelors Degree (1.42M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Traverse City, MI was $336,900 in 2022, which is 1.2 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $292,800 to $336,900, a 15.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Traverse City, MI is 61.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Traverse City, MI have an average commute time of 18 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Traverse City, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Traverse City, MI is $70,700. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Traverse City, MI was Census Tract 5509 with a value of $111,296, followed by Census Tract 5515 and Census Tract 5514, with respective values of $92,167 and $75,587.

Property

$336,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$19,357
$4,377
Median Property Taxes
±$445

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Rent vs Own

61.6%
Homeownership
2022
63.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61.6% of the housing units in Traverse City, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5509
  2. Census Tract 5515
  3. Census Tract 5514

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Traverse City, MI was Census Tract 5509 with a value of $111,296, followed by Census Tract 5515 and Census Tract 5514, with respective values of $92,167 and $75,587.

The following map shows all of the places in Traverse City, MI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$70,700
Median Household Income
± $6,736
7.1k
Number of Households
± 637

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.1k households in Traverse City, MI grew to $70,700 from the previous year's value of $64,033.

The following chart displays the households in Traverse City, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Traverse City, MI is from Michigan.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2022, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.473% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (61.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.2%)
  3. Carpooled (7.71%)

In 2022, 61.3% of workers in Traverse City, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.2%) and those who carpooled to work (7.71%).

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Commute Time

18 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Traverse City, MI have a shorter commute time (18 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.62% of the workforce in Traverse City, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Traverse City, MI (1.66k out of 14.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Traverse City, MI is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.9% of the population of Traverse City, MI has health coverage, with 44.2% on employee plans, 14.1% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 20.4% on non-group plans, and 0.755% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Grand Traverse County, MI see 757 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.531% increase from the previous year (753 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 975 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 210 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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757 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Grand Traverse County, MI

Primary care physicians in Grand Traverse County, MI see an average of 757 patients per year. This represents a 0.531% increase from the previous year (753 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Grand Traverse County, MI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.2% under 18 years, 23.5% between 18 and 34 years, 35.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.4% were men and 53.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.07%
Uninsured
44.2%
Employer Coverage
14.1%
Medicaid
15.5%
Medicare
20.4%
Non-Group
0.755%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Traverse City, MI declined by 28.5% from 7.09% to 5.07%.

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