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Population (year 2000): 14,532. Estimated population in July 2005: 14,513 (-0.1% change)
Males: 6,902 (47.5%), Females: 7,630 (52.5%)

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Median resident age: 38.1 years
Median household income: $37,330 (year 2000)
Median house value: $124,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Traverse City:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.7%)
  • American Indian (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Black (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (25.8%), Irish (16.5%), English (16.0%), Polish (8.9%), French (5.5%), Dutch (4.7%).City, Michigan

Elevation: 599 feet

Land area: 8.4 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Traverse City

  • High school or higher: 88.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Traverse City city

  • Never married: 28.2%
  • Now married: 48.7%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

2.7% Foreign born (1.2% Europe, 0.9% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -677 (-4.5%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapids, MI Grand (124.5 miles pop. 197,800).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WI Milwaukee, (199.7 miles pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (246.9 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: MI (3.5 miles Greilickville, MI Kingsley, (13.2 miles Bay, MI Suttons (15.1 miles Ann, MI (16.4 miles Lake Rapids, MI (16.8 miles Elk MI (18.3 miles Buckley, Lake, MI (22.0 miles Fife MI (25.6 miles Mesick,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 12 buildings, average cost: $61,600
  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $139,400
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 1999: 24 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings

Latitude: 44.76 N, Longitude: 85.61 W

Area code: 231


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.8%), Retail trade (15.7%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (13.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +15,266 (+105.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,333 (56.1%)


 

Crime in Traverse City by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 7 11 9 5 12 8
    per 100,000 48.2 75.7 61.9 34.4 82.6 55.1
Robberies 0 3 1 1 5 4
    per 100,000 0.0 20.6 6.9 6.9 34.4 27.5
Assaults 27 28 26 35 26 27
    per 100,000 185.8 192.7 178.9 240.8 178.9 185.8
Burglaries 97 50 82 52 51 51
    per 100,000 667.5 344.1 564.3 357.8 350.9 350.9
Thefts 473 559 606 511 439 360
    per 100,000 3254.9 3846.7 4170.1 3516.4 3020.9 2477.3
Auto thefts 29 30 27 28 22 20
    per 100,000 199.6 206.4 185.8 192.7 151.4 137.6
249.3 269.5 283.8 245.1 236.7 202.1

Average climate in Traverse City, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Traverse City-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the Traverse City city center killed 2 people and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/26/1969, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.0 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Barry Watson.

Main business address for: MACKINAC FINANCIAL CORP /MI/ (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospital/medical center in Traverse City:
  • MUNSON MEDICAL CENTER (1105 SIXTH STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Traverse City:
  • LEELANAU MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTER (about 24 miles; NORTHPORT, MI)
  • KALKASKA MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTER (about 37 miles; KALKASKA, MI)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL-CADILLAC (about 38 miles; CADILLAC, MI)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Traverse City:
  • CHERRY CAPITAL (about 4 miles; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; ID: TVC)
  • OTSEGO COUNTY (about 66 miles; GAYLORD, MI; ID: GLR)
  • PELLSTON REGIONAL AIRPORT OF EMMET COUNTY (about 80 miles; PELLSTON, MI; ID: PLN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Traverse City:
  • YUBA (about 15 miles; ELK RAPIDS, MI; ID: 34U)
  • GREEN LAKE (about 15 miles; INTERLOCHEN, MI; ID: Y88)
  • SUGAR LOAF RESORT (about 17 miles; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; ID: Y04)

Amtrak station:
TRAVERSE CITY (3233 CASS ST.) - Bus Station. Services: fully wheelchair accessible.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 43 $178,778 $49,891 0 $0
Water Supply 12 $35,293 $35,293 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 19 $58,330 $36,840 16 $8,697
Sewerage 6 $20,982 $41,964 0 $0
Welfare 1 $3,020 $36,240 0 $0
Streets and Highways 34 $121,427 $42,856 0 $0
Firefighters 22 $86,968 $47,437 0 $0
Police - Other 2 $6,248 $37,488 5 $3,558
Police Protection - Officers 34 $122,571 $43,260 0 $0
Other Government Administration 12 $49,682 $49,682 0 $0
Financial Administration 10 $33,896 $40,675 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 2 $5,380 $32,280 0 $0
Totals for Government 197 $722,577 $44,014 21 $12,254
College/University in Traverse City:
  • NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,343; Location: 1701 E FRONT ST; Public; Website: NMC.edu)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Traverse City:
  • FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 74 miles; BIG RAPIDS, MI; Full-time enrollment: 8,593)
  • CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (about 98 miles; MT PLEASANT, MI; FT enrollment: 21,353)
  • MUSKEGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 113 miles; MUSKEGON, MI; FT enrollment: 2,365)
  • NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY (about 122 miles; MIDLAND, MI; FT enrollment: 2,784)
  • GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 124 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; FT enrollment: 7,590)
  • AQUINAS COLLEGE (about 125 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; FT enrollment: 2,022)
  • GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 125 miles; ALLENDALE, MI; FT enrollment: 15,124)
Public high schools in Traverse City:
  • TRAVERSE CITY WEST H.S. (Students: 1,446; Location: 5376 N. LONG LAKE ROAD; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,284; Location: 1150 MILLIKEN DRIVE; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • TRAVERSE CITY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 222; Location: 3962 N. THREE MILE ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Traverse City:
  • GRAND TRAVERSE AREA CATHOLIC S (Students: 1,283; Location: 123 E. 11TH STREET; Grades: PK - 12)
  • TRAVERSE CITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 192; Location: 753 EMERSON; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • TRAVERSE BAY MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 12; Location: 915 CARVER ST; Grades: 1 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Traverse City:
  • TRAVERSE CITY WEST JUNIOR H.S. (Students: 1,508; Location: 3950 W. SILVER LAKE ROAD; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • TRAVERSE CITY EAST JUNIOR H.S. (Students: 1,187; Location: 1776 N. THREE MILE ROAD; Grades: 06 - 09)
  • CENTRAL GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 630; Location: 301 W. SEVENTH STREET; Grades: PK - 06)
  • GRAND TRAVERSE ACADEMY (Students: 519; Location: 1245 E. HAMMOND ROAD; Grades: KG - 09)
  • WESTWOODS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 416; Location: 1500 FISHER ROAD; Grades: PK - 06)
  • COURTADE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 376; Location: 1111 RASHO ROAD; Grades: PK - 06)
  • WILLOW HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 356; Location: 1250 HILL STREET; Grades: PK - 06)
  • CHERRY KNOLL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 352; Location: 1800 N. THREE MILE ROAD; Grades: PK - 06)
  • LONG LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 321; Location: 7738 N. LONG LAKE ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • SILVER LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 317; Location: 5858 CULVER ROAD; Grades: PK - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Traverse City:
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 176; Location: 1003 S MAPLE ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • MONTESSORI CHILDRENS HOUSE GRA (Students: 149; Location: 6105 CENTER ROAD; Grades: PK - 4)
  • THE PATHFINDER SCHOOL (Students: 130; Location: 11930 WEST BAYSHORE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TRAVERSE BAY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 116; Location: 1895 KEYSTONE RD N; Grades: KG - 6)
  • TRAVERSE CITY SDA ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 8; Location: 5625 GRAY ROAD; Grades: 1 - 7)
Libraries in Traverse City:
  • TRAVERSE AREA DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,474,721; Location: 610 WOODMERE; 131,482 books; 93,600 audio materials; 7,452 video materials; 383 serial subscriptions)
  • PENINSULA COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $132,300; Location: 2735 ISLAND VIEW ROAD; 24,515 books; 2,560 audio materials; 200 video materials; 90 serial subscriptions)
 

Traverse City compared to Michigan state average:

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  • Black race population percentage above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Traverse City:
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCW (1310 AM; 15 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLJN (1400 AM; 1 kW; ELMWOOD TOWNSHIP, MI; Owner: GOOD NEWS MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKJF (1370 AM; 5 kW; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: WKJF RADIO, INC.)
  • WJML (1110 AM; 10 kW; PETOSKEY, MI)
  • WMKT (1270 AM; 5 kW; CHARLEVOIX, MI; Owner: MACDONALD GARBER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Traverse City:
  • WLJN-FM (89.9 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: GOOD NEWS MEDIA, INC.)
  • WICA (91.5 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS)
  • W201CM (88.1 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WNMC-FM (90.7 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE)
  • WLDR-FM (101.9 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WCCW-FM (107.5 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)
  • WTCM-FM (103.5 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WFCX (94.3 FM; LELAND, MI; Owner: NORTHERN MICHIGAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WKVK (100.7 FM; HONOR, MI; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WJZQ (92.9 FM; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: WKJF RADIO, INC.)
  • WIAA (88.7 FM; INTERLOCHEN, MI; Owner: INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS)
  • WGFN (98.1 FM; GLEN ARBOR, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WJZJ (95.5 FM; GLEN ARBOR, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WKLT (97.5 FM; KALKASKA, MI; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WOLW (91.1 FM; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: NORTHERN CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Traverse City:
  • W68DD (Channel 68; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W62CQ (Channel 62; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W25CU (Channel 25; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: EDWARD J. HESS AND/OR MADGE E. HESS)
  • W36BZ (Channel 36; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W56DF (Channel 56; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W15BM (Channel 15; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W34CE (Channel 34; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W48CC (Channel 48; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52CP (Channel 52; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W58CN (Channel 58; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W66CX (Channel 66; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W54CR (Channel 54; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: ROCKFLEET BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WPBN-TV (Channel 7; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WPBN/WTOM LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • WGTU (Channel 29; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: SCANLAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCMV (Channel 27; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WWTV (Channel 9; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: HERITAGE B/CING COMPANY OF MICHIGAN)
  • W46AD (Channel 46; TRAVERSE CITY, ETC., MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)

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