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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Grand Traverse County is located in Michigan with a population of 91,222. Grand Traverse County is one of the best places to live in Michigan. In Grand Traverse County, most residents own their homes. In Grand Traverse County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Grand Traverse County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Grand Traverse County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$183,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$917
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Grand Traverse County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    435.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    108.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    6.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    256.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,549.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    89.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Grand Traverse County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,229
National
$55,322

Grand Traverse County Reviews

2 reviews
Traverse City is a beautiful family-friendly town filled with incredible beaches, hiking trails, wineries, breweries, restaurants, activities, and tourist attractions. Downtown has unique restaurants and shopping stores. No matter where you are, you are never further than 10 minutes away from the water. Nightlife is average, with some bars downtown, but there are a lot of places that offer live music. However, cost of living is very expensive, and there is a lack of diversity within the town.
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Downtown is adorable. Restaurant selection is amazing. Three movie theaters, all with different qualities, and lots of schools to send children to.