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Encyclopedia > Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Grand Traverse County is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of 2000, the population is 77,654. Its county seat is Traverse City6. Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Wolverine State or Great Lakes State Other U.S. States Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm Official languages English Area 250,941 km² (11th)  - Land 147,255 km²  - Water 103,687 km² (41. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Traverse City is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,557 km² (601 mi²). 1,205 km² (465 mi²) of it is land and 352 km² (136 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 22.63% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 77,654 people, 30,396 households, and 20,730 families residing in the county. The population density is 64/km² (167/mi²). There are 34,842 housing units at an average density of 29/km² (75/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.51% White, 0.40% Black or African American, 0.93% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 1.49% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 30,396 households out of which 32.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.70% are married couples living together, 9.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.80% are non-families. 25.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.49 and the average family size is 2.99. Marriage is a relationship and bond, most commonly between a man and a woman, that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 29.70% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 95.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.10 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $43,169, and the median income for a family is $51,211. Males have a median income of $34,796 versus $24,139 for females. The per capita income for the county is $22,111. 5.90% of the population and 3.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.30% of those under the age of 18 and 5.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities, villages, and townships

Cities

Traverse City is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...

Villages

Fife Lake is a village in Grand Traverse County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Kingsley is a village in Grand Traverse County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...

Townships

Acme Township is a township in Grand Traverse County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Blair Township is a township in Grand Traverse County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... East Bay Township is a township in Grand Traverse County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Fife Lake Township is a township in Grand Traverse County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Charter Township of Garfield is a charter township in Grand Traverse County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Interlochen is an unincorporated community within Green Lake Township, Grand Traverse County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Interlochen Center for the Arts is situated in Interlochen, Michigan on a 1,200 acre campus, and comprises a boarding school (Interlochen Arts Academy) and a summer camp (Interlochen Arts Camp). ... Grant Township is a township in Grand Traverse County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Green Lake Township is a township in Grand Traverse County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Long Lake Township is a township in Grand Traverse County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Mayfield Township is a township in Grand Traverse County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... There is also the commuity of Paradise in Chippewa County. ... Peninsula Township is a township in Grand Traverse County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Union Township is a township in Grand Traverse County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Whitewater Township is a township in Grand Traverse County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...

External links

  • Grand Traverse County Website (http://www.grandtraverse.org/)
  • Grand Traverse County Webpage at InfoMi (http://www.infomi.com/county/grandtraverse/)
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Grand Traverse County is truly one of Michigan’s wonders on the Great Lakes.
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