Grand Traverse County, MI

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2022 Population
95,315
0.796% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.8
0.233% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10.4%
1.31% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$75,553
8.88% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$273,300
15.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
48,469
1.62% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Grand Traverse County, MI had a population of 95.3k people with a median age of 42.8 and a median household income of $75,553. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Grand Traverse County, MI grew from 94,562 to 95,315, a 0.796% increase and its median household income grew from $69,393 to $75,553, a 8.88% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Grand Traverse County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.84%), White (Hispanic) (1.36%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.03%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.735%).

None of the households in Grand Traverse County, 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.

99.2% of the residents in Grand Traverse County, MI are U.S. citizens.

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

In 2022, the median property value in Grand Traverse County, MI was $273,300, and the homeownership rate was 75.9%.

Most people in Grand Traverse County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Grand Traverse County, MI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Grand Traverse County, MI is home to a population of 95.3k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.09% of Grand Traverse County, MI residents were born outside of the country (2k people).

In 2022, there were 32.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (87.5k people) in Grand Traverse County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.7k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of Grand Traverse County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Grand Traverse County, MI was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Grand Traverse County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    87.5k ± 299
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.7k ± 388
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.3k ± 371
3.1%
Hispanic Population
2.95k people

In 2022, there were 32.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (87.5k people) in Grand Traverse County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.7k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.1% of the people in Grand Traverse County, MI are hispanic (2.95k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Grand Traverse County, MI as a share of the total population.

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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

2.09%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2k people
2.21%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.09k people

As of 2022, 2.09% of Grand Traverse County, MI residents (2k 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 Grand Traverse County, MI was 2.21%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,101 ± 288
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,158 ± 266
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    883 ± 256

Grand Traverse County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Grand Traverse County, MI employs 48.5k people. The largest industries in Grand Traverse County, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,051 people), Retail Trade (6,514 people), and Manufacturing (5,232 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,750), Finance & Insurance ($61,559), and Public Administration ($60,789).

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

48.5k
2022 Value
± 1,699
1.62%
1 Year growth
± 4.87%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grand Traverse County, MI grew at a rate of 1.62%, from 47.7k employees to 48.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grand Traverse County, MI, are Sales & Related Occupations (5,976 people), Management Occupations (4,747 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,533 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grand Traverse County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

48.5k
2022 Value
± 1,699
1.62%
1 Year growth
± 4.87%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grand Traverse County, MI grew at a rate of 1.62%, from 47.7k employees to 48.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grand Traverse County, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,051 people), Retail Trade (6,514 people), and Manufacturing (5,232 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grand Traverse County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Grand Traverse County, 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

$47,439
Median earning men ± $2,183
$36,453
Median earning women ± $1,331

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,367), Public Administration ($72,137), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($65,292).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($54,896), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,895), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($43,158).

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,465
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 818
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 815
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Grand Traverse County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 50.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.32%).

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.

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US Representatives from Michigan

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

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Education

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

Most students graduating from Universities in Grand Traverse County, 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 Grand Traverse County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Northwestern Michigan College (645 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Grand Traverse County, 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 Grand Traverse County, 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 Grand Traverse County, 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 Grand Traverse County, MI was Registered Nursing with 40 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Grand Traverse County, 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 Grand Traverse County, 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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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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 Grand Traverse County, MI was $273,300 in 2022, which is 0.969 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $237,200 to $273,300, a 15.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Grand Traverse County, MI is 75.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Grand Traverse County, MI have an average commute time of 20.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Grand Traverse County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Grand Traverse County, MI is $75,553. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Grand Traverse County, MI was Census Tract 5509 with a value of $111,296, followed by Census Tract 5501.02 and Census Tract 5515, with respective values of $97,917 and $92,167.

In 2022, 12.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Grand Traverse County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.33%.

Property

$273,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,237
$29,292
Median Property Taxes
±$1,240

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Grand Traverse County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

75.9%
Homeownership
2022
68.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.9% of the housing units in Grand Traverse County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5509
  2. Census Tract 5501.02
  3. Census Tract 5515

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grand Traverse County, MI was Census Tract 5509 with a value of $111,296, followed by Census Tract 5501.02 and Census Tract 5515, with respective values of $97,917 and $92,167.

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

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Household Income

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$75,553
Median Household Income
± $2,259
38.6k
Number of Households
± 1,479

In 2022, the median household income of the 38.6k households in Grand Traverse County, MI grew to $75,553 from the previous year's value of $69,393.

The following chart displays the households in Grand Traverse County, 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 Grand Traverse County, 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 (73.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.8%)
  3. Carpooled (10.2%)

In 2022, 73.1% of workers in Grand Traverse County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.8%) and those who carpooled to work (10.2%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

20.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grand Traverse County, MI have a shorter commute time (20.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.78% of the workforce in Grand Traverse County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Grand Traverse County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Grand Traverse County, MI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Grand Traverse County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.33%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grand Traverse County, MI (9.77k out of 93.9k 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 Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 10% of the children was living in poverty in Grand Traverse County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 224 in Grand Traverse County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 57.8 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.9% of the population of Grand Traverse County, MI has health coverage, with 49.1% on employee plans, 13.6% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 15.8% on non-group plans, and 1.59% 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.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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 21% under 18 years, 19.2% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.11%
Uninsured
49.1%
Employer Coverage
13.6%
Medicaid
14.9%
Medicare
15.8%
Non-Group
1.59%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grand Traverse County, MI declined by 11.1% from 5.75% to 5.11%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 37.5 in Grand Traverse County, MI.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 32% in Grand Traverse County, MI.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.17% in Grand Traverse County, MI.

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