Traverse City

Where Beauty is a Year Round Tradition

Welcome to Traverse City

Welcome to Traverse City, MI, harbored along the waters of Grand Traverse Bay, an inlet from the deep blue waters of Lake Michigan. Each season in Traverse City brings new opportunities for all who live and visit this beautiful area. In spring, witness the blooming of the cherry orchards that have helped the town become known as the “Cherry Capital of the World”. During summer, visit the gorgeous sandy beaches and attend the National Cherry Festival. Fall brings color tours to enjoy the changing hardwood leaves that grace the countryside. In the winter, after taking to the ski hills and trails, satisfy your palate with locally made libations and the culinary talents found in TC’s many local eateries.
 
Traverse City is not just known as a place to “play”. According to Traverse Connect, “the Grand Traverse region is the economic hub of Northern Michigan. Its diverse local economy has seen many transitions over time, originating in the 1850s with the start of the Sawmill at the mouth of the Boardman River. In 2022, the Traverse City Micropolitan area was ranked #17 in the Economic Strength Rankings amongst all 543 U.S. Micropolitan Statistical Areas by POLICOM Corporation, an independent economics research firm that specializes in analyzing the dynamics of local and state economies”. From entrepreneurs to those with established careers, you are sure to find a supportive business community while enjoying the small-town lifestyle.
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Overview for Traverse City, MI

15,263 people live in Traverse City, where the median age is 40.4 and the average individual income is $41,461. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

15,263

Total Population

40.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$41,461

Average individual Income

Around Traverse City, MI

There's plenty to do around Traverse City, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

66
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
81
Very Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Cracked, Slabtown Cookies, and Oryana 10th Street.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.02 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.02 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$$ 0.69 miles 18 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 2.99 miles 8 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 1.17 miles 7 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 0.47 miles 6 reviews 4.8/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Traverse City, MI

Traverse City has 6,844 households, with an average household size of 2.14. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Traverse City do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 15,263 people call Traverse City home. The population density is 1,844.26 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

15,263

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40.4

Median Age

47.77 / 52.23%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
6,844

Total Households

2.14

Average Household Size

$41,461

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Traverse City, MI

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The following schools are within or nearby Traverse City. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Eastern Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
5/5
Willow Hill Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
TBA Independent School District Traverse Heights
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Trinity Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Traverse Heights Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
TBA Career Technical Center
PUBLIC
11th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Holy Angels Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
TCAPS Montessori School
PUBLIC
PreK - 7th
4/5
TBA Independent School District Oak Park Special Education
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Immaculate Conception Elementary School
PRIVATE
4th - 5th
No rating available
Traverse Bay Mennonite School
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available

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