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Traverse City city, Michigan

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Traverse City city, Michigan
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 15,738
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 15,738
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 14,731
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 6.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 15,678
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 14,674
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 955
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 2.8%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 62.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $266,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,528
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $561
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $905
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 6,781
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.18
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 81.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 4.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 88.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 82.3%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 96.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 46.2%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 7.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 64.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 61.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 121,468
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 778,908
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 552,870
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 503,098
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $33,740
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 17.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $57,076
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $37,814
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2019 X
Total employment, 2019 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 3,664
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,942
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,117
Minority-owned firms, 2012 150
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 3,306
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 293
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 3,120
Population per square mile, 2010 1,762.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 8.33
FIPS Code 2680340
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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