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Garfield is a charter township in Grand Traverse County, in the Traverse City metro area.
The community was named for President James A. Garfield.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Garfield. For links to other places called Garfield, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Garfield is 44.721N. The longitude is -85.641W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 702 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 13,840.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Garfield 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.
23% of Garfield residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Garfield ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Garfield was $22,142, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Garfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Garfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $555. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $982.
Grand Traverse County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Garfield political report.
The average commute time for Garfield workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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