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Traverse City is a city in Grand Traverse County. (The community straddles Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
It is the county seat.
The latitude of Traverse City is 44.763N. The longitude is -85.62W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 597 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,466.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Traverse City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Grand Traverse County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49686 ZIP code.
21% of Traverse City residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Traverse City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Traverse City was $22,247, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of Traverse City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Traverse City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $563. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $912.
Libraries in Traverse City include East Bay Branch Library, Traverse Area District Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Traverse City include WGTU, WPBN.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WICA.
Grand Traverse County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Traverse City political report.
Traverse City restaurants taking online reservations include Bowers Harbor Inn ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Traverse City workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Traverse City include Americinn Motel & Suites, Baymont Inn & Suites Traverse City, Bayshore Resort, Best Western, Days Inn and Suites-Traverse City, Econo Lodge Traverse City, Grand Beach Resort Hotel, Great Wolf Lodge Traverse City, Holiday Inn Hotels, Motel 6 Traverse City ... More hotels.
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