Traverse City, MI

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Traverse City profile

Living in Traverse City

Traverse City is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 15,515 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Traverse City is the 82nd largest community in Michigan. Traverse City has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Traverse City real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Traverse City house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities, Traverse City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Traverse City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Traverse City is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Traverse City who work in sales jobs (15.00%), office and administrative support (10.69%), and management occupations (10.38%).

One of the benefits of Traverse City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.27 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The citizens of Traverse City are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.86% of adults in Traverse City have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Traverse City in 2010 was $34,994, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $139,976 for a family of four. However, Traverse City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Traverse City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Traverse City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Traverse City include German, Irish, English, Polish, and French.

The most common language spoken in Traverse City is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Spanish.