Grand Traverse County, MI

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2021 Population
94,562
2.07% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
42.9
0.233% 1-year decrease
2021 Poverty Rate
10.5%
3.62% 1-year increase
2021 Median Household Income
$69,393
4.42% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$237,200
5.24% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
47,695
1% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Grand Traverse County, MI had a population of 94.6k people with a median age of 42.9 and a median household income of $69,393. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Grand Traverse County, MI grew from 92,640 to 94,562, a 2.07% increase and its median household income grew from $66,457 to $69,393, a 4.42% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Grand Traverse County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.26%), White (Hispanic) (1.76%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.799%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.788%).

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.

99.1% of the residents in Grand Traverse County, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Grand Traverse County, MI are Northwestern Michigan College (740 degrees awarded in 2021).

In 2021, the median property value in Grand Traverse County, MI was $237,200, and the homeownership rate was 75.9%.

Most people in Grand Traverse County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Grand Traverse County, MI was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Grand Traverse County, MI is home to a population of 94.6k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2021, 2.21% of Grand Traverse County, MI residents were born outside of the country (2.09k people).

In 2021, there were 40.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (87.3k people) in Grand Traverse County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.14k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.67k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2021 Citizenship
99%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 99.1% of Grand Traverse County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Grand Traverse County, MI was 99%, 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)
    87.3k ± 134
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.14k ± 330
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.67k ± 271
3.04%
Hispanic Population
2.87k people

In 2021, there were 40.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (87.3k people) in Grand Traverse County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.14k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.67k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.04% of the people in Grand Traverse County, MI are hispanic (2.87k 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
    79,412 ± 6,891 people
  2. India
    76,245 ± 6,753 people
  3. Iraq
    59,562 ± 5,974 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 79,412 Michigan residents, followed by India with 76,245 and Iraq with 59,562.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.21%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.09k people
2.41%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.23k people

As of 2021, 2.21% of Grand Traverse County, MI residents (2.09k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Grand Traverse County, MI was 2.41%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    22,037 ± 774
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,859 ± 607
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    6,812 ± 634

Grand Traverse County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Grand Traverse County, MI employs 47.7k people. The largest industries in Grand Traverse County, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,150 people), Retail Trade (6,557 people), and Manufacturing (4,897 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,906), Public Administration ($65,175), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,659).

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,616. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

47.7k
2021 Value
± 1,670
1%
1 Year growth
± 4.86%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Grand Traverse County, MI grew at a rate of 1%, from 47.2k employees to 47.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grand Traverse County, MI, are Sales & Related Occupations (6,154 people), Management Occupations (4,855 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,101 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

47.7k
2021 Value
± 1,670
1%
1 Year growth
± 4.86%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Grand Traverse County, MI grew at a rate of 1%, from 47.2k employees to 47.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grand Traverse County, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,150 people), Retail Trade (6,557 people), and Manufacturing (4,897 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

$43,822
Median earning men ± $1,802
$33,623
Median earning women ± $1,166

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Public Administration ($70,349), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,036), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($61,908).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Construction ($66,389), Public Administration ($57,639), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,556).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.27M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $954k
    Manufacturing
  3. $472k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $217B
  2. $58.2B
  3. $51.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $217B, followed by Machinery ($58.2B) and Mixed freight ($51.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Michigan products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$667B
2020 Value in Michigan
$1.16T
Projected 2050 Value in Michigan
74% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $667B. This is expected to increase 74% to $1.16T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $37.2B
  2. $33.2B
  3. $31.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $37.2B, followed by Indiana with $33.2B and Texas and $31.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Michigan shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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.

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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In 2021, universities in Grand Traverse County, MI awarded 740 degrees. The student population of Grand Traverse County, MI in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 1,484 male students and 1,812 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Grand Traverse County, MI are White (532 and 87.6%), followed by Unknown (25 and 4.12%), Hispanic or Latino (24 and 3.95%), and Two or More Races (17 and 2.8%).

The largest universities in Grand Traverse County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Northwestern Michigan College (740 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Grand Traverse County, MI are General Studies (211 and 28.5%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (208 and 28.1%), and Registered Nursing (49 and 6.62%).

The median tuition cost in Grand Traverse County, MI for a public four year colleges is $7,488 for in-state students and $9,760 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2021 there were 3,296 students enrolled in Grand Traverse County, MI, 45% men and 55% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,652 records, of which 55.4% were women and 44.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 49 degrees awarded
  2. 211 degrees awarded
  3. 208 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Grand Traverse County, MI was Registered Nursing with 49 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
740 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwestern Michigan College with 740 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2021, 404 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Grand Traverse County, MI, which is 1.2 times more than the 336 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 532 degrees mean that there were 21.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 25 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($7,488) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,056) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

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

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.763% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.76% 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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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (2.3M), Some college (1.94M), and Bachelors Degree (1.38M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Grand Traverse County, MI was $237,200 in 2021, which is 0.969 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $225,400 to $237,200, a 5.24% increase. The homeownership rate in Grand Traverse County, MI is 75.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Grand Traverse County, MI have an average commute time of 20.7 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 $69,393. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Grand Traverse County, MI was Census Tract 5509 with a value of $106,392, followed by Census Tract 5501.02 and Census Tract 5501.01, with respective values of $86,156 and $81,635.

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

$237,200
Median Property Value 2021
±$6,445
$29,234
Median Property Taxes
±$1,173

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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Grand Traverse County, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

75.9%
Homeownership
2021
68.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 75.9% of the housing units in Grand Traverse County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.5%.

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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 5501.01

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grand Traverse County, MI was Census Tract 5509 with a value of $106,392, followed by Census Tract 5501.02 and Census Tract 5501.01, with respective values of $86,156 and $81,635.

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

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$69,393
Median Household Income
± $2,334
38.5k
Number of Households
± 1,489

In 2021, the median household income of the 38.5k households in Grand Traverse County, MI grew to $69,393 from the previous year's value of $66,457.

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.
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.471
2020 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2021, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.592% decline from 2020 to 2021, 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 2021
  1. Drove Alone (74.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.2%)
  3. Carpooled (10.2%)

In 2021, 74.8% of workers in Grand Traverse County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.2%) 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

20.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grand Traverse County, MI have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.73% 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

10.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grand Traverse County, MI (9.82k out of 93.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 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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94.3% of the population of Grand Traverse County, MI has health coverage, with 48.4% on employee plans, 13.8% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 16% on non-group plans, and 1.69% 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 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.5% under 18 years, 18.9% between 18 and 34 years, 40% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.7% 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

5.75%
Uninsured
48.4%
Employer Coverage
13.8%
Medicaid
14.5%
Medicare
16%
Non-Group
1.69%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grand Traverse County, MI declined by 6.07% from 6.12% to 5.75%.

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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

Indicator

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

Indicator

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

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