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, 2017)


Total Population 19,010
Daytime Population: Workers 4,459
Daytime Population: Residents 8,745
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,204
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 18,921
Population in Familes 15,606
Population in Group Qrtrs 89
Population Density2 363
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $57,382
Average Household Income $73,263
Per Capita Income $27,980


Total Housing Units 8,339 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,916 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,330 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,093 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $175,157
Average Home Value $214,385


Total Households 7,246
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 5,140
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.17% 1.06%
Households 1.11% 1.03%
Families 0.93% 0.91%
Median Household Income   0.62%
Per Capita Income   1.72%

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

The table below compares 49685 to the other 984 ZIP Codes in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 205 79th
Population Density # 316 68th
Diversity Index # 481 51st
Median Household Income # 243 75th
Per Capita Income # 310 69th

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