Traverse City, MI 49696 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 49696: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Traverse City, MI 49696

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Grand Traverse County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.758, Longitude -85.602
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 422
  • PO Box Addresses: 437
  • Residential Addresses: 3,777
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 3
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,774

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Traverse City, MI 49696 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,083
Daytime Population: Workers 2,130
Daytime Population: Residents 4,340
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,470
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 9,020
Population in Familes 7,643
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density2 144
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $61,381
Average Household Income $76,754
Per Capita Income $28,467


Total Housing Units 4,137 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,832 (68.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 527 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 778 (18.8%)
Median Home Value $216,074
Average Home Value $219,730


Total Households 3,359
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 2,476
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 0.47% 0.58%
Households 0.43% 0.57%
Families 0.26% 0.46%
Median Household Income   0.57%
Per Capita Income   1.88%

Traverse City, MI 49696 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 49696 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 # 345 65th
Population Density # 443 55th
Diversity Index # 634 36th
Median Household Income # 180 82nd
Per Capita Income # 291 71st

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