This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Traverse City has a very low population density. Traverse City is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Traverse City, MI is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Traverse City has a population density of 1,767, with 14,853 current residents.
Out of the 14,853 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 50% of the residents are married and 50% are single.
- 45% Sun
- 30% Rain
- 81% Snow
48°F average temperature
- 51 years Median home age
- $156,720 Median home price
- -5.95% Home appreciation rate
- 10.63% Annual property tax
As for living in Traverse City, the air quality is 83% and the weather, on average, is 45% sunny, 30% rainy, and 81% snowy. The average temperature is 48°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Traverse City, you should know that 53.9% of homes are owned while 39.4% of homes are rented, and 6.7% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $156,720, the median age of homes is 51 years, the annual home appreciation is -5.95% and the annual property tax is 10.63%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)4
When looking at the community of Traverse City, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Traverse City’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Traverse City is 40 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 47.73% Democratic, 50.72% Republican, and 1.56% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:19
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
88%High school diploma
10%Some college or associates degree
11%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Traverse City, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 12.10% of residents are unemployed in Traverse City (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Traverse City residents: 13.5% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 20.19% are in the arts and sciences field, 17.9% are in the customer service field, 28.3% are in the sales field, 0.43% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 8.4% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 11.3% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:19. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 88.35%, 9.79% of residents have an associate’s degree, 19.48% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 11.09% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Traverse City, you should be aware that the average commute time is 17 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Traverse City have a few different options. 77% of commuters use their own cars, 10% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 4% of residents work from home.