Traverse City, MI 49685 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 49685: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Traverse City, MI 49685

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,044
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,892
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 960
  • County: Grand Traverse County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.675, Longitude -85.654
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 49685 has segments in 2 Counties (Grand Traverse, Leelanau).

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Traverse City, MI 49685 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,979
Population in Households 17,893
Population in Familes 14,704
Population in Group Qrtrs 86
Population Density1 335
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 6,972
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 4,907
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,165 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,651 (69.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,321 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,193 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $160,860
Average Home Value $203,128


Median Household Income $54,698
Average Household Income $68,167
Per Capita Income $26,490
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.9% 0.91%
Households 0.89% 0.9%
Families 0.74% 0.79%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Traverse City, MI 49685 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 49685 to the other 987 ZIP Codes in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 216 78th
Population Density1 # 322 67th
Diversity Index2 # 485 51st
Median Household Income # 275 72nd
Per Capita Income # 318 68th

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