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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.


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Median household income
Local
$37,330
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Traverse City demographic reports
Traverse City is on Grand Traverse Bay
Former and merged names include:
· Wequetong
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 43. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3 per 1,000 people.
Local foods: a bag of dried cherries for the ride home
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Beaner?s Gourmet Coffee, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • National Cherry Festival - July 7-15, 2007
  • Northwestern Michigan Fair - Aug. 5-11, 2007
  • Blossom Days - May 19-20, 2007
  • Art Fair - July 28, 2007
  • Traverse City Film Festival - July 30-Aug. 5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Traverse City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Traverse City State Park
Sports teams: Beach Bums (Frontier League baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Dennos Museum Center, Con Foster Museum
Colleges and universities: Northwestern Michigan College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

31% of Traverse City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Traverse City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $563.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $912.


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Libraries in Traverse City include East Bay Branch Library, Traverse Area District Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Traverse City include Grand Traverse Herald, Northern Express, Traverse City Record-Eagle

TV stations in Traverse City include WGTU, WPBN.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WICA.

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Grand Traverse County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Traverse City political report.

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Traverse City restaurants taking online reservations include Bowers Harbor Inn ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Traverse City workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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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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