Grand Traverse County, MI

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2020 Population
92,640
0.498% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
43
0.467% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
10.2%
5.51% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$66,457
4.53% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$225,400
6.07% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
47,221
0.999% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Grand Traverse County, MI had a population of 92.6k people with a median age of 43 and a median household income of $66,457. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Grand Traverse County, MI grew from 92,181 to 92,640, a 0.498% increase and its median household income grew from $63,575 to $66,457, a 4.53% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Grand Traverse County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.29%), White (Hispanic) (2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.767%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.753%).

None of the households in Grand Traverse County, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99% of the residents in Grand Traverse County, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Grand Traverse County, MI are Northwestern Michigan College (582 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Grand Traverse County, MI was $225,400, and the homeownership rate was 76.5%.

Most people in Grand Traverse County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Grand Traverse County, MI was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Grand Traverse County, MI is home to a population of 92.6k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.41% of Grand Traverse County, MI residents were born outside of the country (2.23k people).

In 2020, there were 40.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (85.7k people) in Grand Traverse County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.12k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.85k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2020 Citizenship
98.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99% of Grand Traverse County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Grand Traverse County, MI was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Grand Traverse County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    85.7k ± 134
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.12k ± 421
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.85k ± 215
2.95%
Hispanic Population
2.73k people

In 2020, there were 40.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (85.7k people) in Grand Traverse County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.12k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.85k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.95% of the people in Grand Traverse County, MI are hispanic (2.73k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Grand Traverse County, MI as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    78,782 ± 6,864 people
  2. India
    74,611 ± 6,681 people
  3. Iraq
    57,515 ± 5,871 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 78,782 Michigan residents, followed by India with 74,611 and Iraq with 57,515.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.41%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.23k people
2.65%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.44k people

As of 2020, 2.41% of Grand Traverse County, MI residents (2.23k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Grand Traverse County, MI was 2.65%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,260 ± 267
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,055 ± 257
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    842 ± 280

Grand Traverse County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Grand Traverse County, MI employs 47.2k people. The largest industries in Grand Traverse County, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,265 people), Retail Trade (6,262 people), and Manufacturing (4,774 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,563), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,094), and Finance & Insurance ($54,592).

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,905. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

47.2k
2020 Value
± 1,626
0.999%
1 Year growth
± 4.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Grand Traverse County, MI grew at a rate of 0.999%, from 46.8k employees to 47.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grand Traverse County, MI, are Sales & Related Occupations (6,235 people), Management Occupations (4,651 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,200 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grand Traverse County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

47.2k
2020 Value
± 1,626
0.999%
1 Year growth
± 4.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Grand Traverse County, MI grew at a rate of 0.999%, from 46.8k employees to 47.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grand Traverse County, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,265 people), Retail Trade (6,262 people), and Manufacturing (4,774 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grand Traverse County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Grand Traverse County, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,344
Median earning men ± $1,734
$31,387
Median earning women ± $986

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,250), Public Administration ($65,444), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($56,721).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($49,784), Public Administration ($48,250), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,718).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Michigan.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,465
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 818
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 815
    Manufacturing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.27M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $954k
    Manufacturing
  3. $472k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $193B
  2. $56.5B
  3. $49.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $193B, followed by Machinery ($56.5B) and Mixed freight ($49.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Michigan products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$638B
2020 Value in Michigan
$1.16T
Projected 2050 Value in Michigan
81.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $638B. This is expected to increase 81.2% to $1.16T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $35.1B
  2. $34.4B
  3. $29.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $35.1B, followed by Texas with $34.4B and Indiana and $29.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Michigan shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Grand Traverse County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 50.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.32%).

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Michigan over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Michigan have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Grand Traverse County, MI awarded 582 degrees. The student population of Grand Traverse County, MI in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,545 male students and 1,733 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Grand Traverse County, MI are White (507 and 87.9%), followed by Unknown (20 and 3.47%), Two or More Races (17 and 2.95%), and Hispanic or Latino (13 and 2.25%).

The largest universities in Grand Traverse County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Northwestern Michigan College (582 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Grand Traverse County, MI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (203 and 34.9%), Registered Nursing (50 and 8.59%), and Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer (40 and 6.87%).

The median tuition cost in Grand Traverse County, MI for a public four year colleges is $7,264 for in-state students and $9,472 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 3,278 students enrolled in Grand Traverse County, MI, 47.1% men and 52.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,628 records, of which 52.6% were women and 47.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 50 degree-majors awarded
  2. 32 degree-majors awarded
  3. 203 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Grand Traverse County, MI was Registered Nursing with 50 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Grand Traverse County, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
582 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwestern Michigan College with 582 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 258 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Grand Traverse County, MI, which is 0.796 times less than the 324 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 507 degrees mean that there were 25.4 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 20 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($7,264) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,016) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($540) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.713% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.711% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.28M), Some college (1.97M), and Bachelors Degree (1.34M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Grand Traverse County, MI was $225,400 in 2020, which is 0.981 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $212,500 to $225,400, a 6.07% increase. The homeownership rate in Grand Traverse County, MI is 76.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Grand Traverse County, MI have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Grand Traverse County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Grand Traverse County, MI is $66,457. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Grand Traverse County, MI was Census Tract 5509 with a value of $105,459, followed by Census Tract 5501.02 and Census Tract 5501.01, with respective values of $82,621 and $82,357.

In 2021, 12.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Grand Traverse County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.5%.

Property

$225,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,147
$29,020
Median Property Taxes
±$1,155

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Grand Traverse County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Grand Traverse County, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

76.5%
Homeownership
2020
68.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 76.5% of the housing units in Grand Traverse County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5509
  2. Census Tract 5501.02
  3. Census Tract 5501.01

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grand Traverse County, MI was Census Tract 5509 with a value of $105,459, followed by Census Tract 5501.02 and Census Tract 5501.01, with respective values of $82,621 and $82,357.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Grand Traverse County, MI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$66,457
Median Household Income
± $1,753
37.9k
Number of Households
± 1,393

In 2020, the median household income of the 37.9k households in Grand Traverse County, MI grew to $66,457 from the previous year's value of $63,575.

The following chart displays the households in Grand Traverse County, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Grand Traverse County, MI is from Michigan.
0.471
2020 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.475
2019 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2020, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.801% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (80.4%)
  2. Carpooled (8.71%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.55%)

In 2018, 80.4% of workers in Grand Traverse County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.71%) and those who worked at home (5.55%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

20.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grand Traverse County, MI have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.67% of the workforce in Grand Traverse County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Grand Traverse County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Grand Traverse County, MI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 12.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Grand Traverse County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.5%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grand Traverse County, MI (9.26k out of 91k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Grand Traverse County, MI is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 9.6% of the children was living in poverty in Grand Traverse County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 5.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 224 in Grand Traverse County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 57.8 per 100,000 population.

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93.9% of the population of Grand Traverse County, MI has health coverage, with 49.9% on employee plans, 13.3% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 1.54% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Michigan was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Grand Traverse County, MI see 753 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.791% decrease from the previous year (759 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 990 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 222 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Michigan, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

753 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Grand Traverse County, MI

Primary care physicians in Grand Traverse County, MI see an average of 753 patients per year. This represents a 0.791% decrease from the previous year (759 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Grand Traverse County, MI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Michigan across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.6% under 18 years, 19% between 18 and 34 years, 39.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.12%
Uninsured
49.9%
Employer Coverage
13.3%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
14.9%
Non-Group
1.54%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grand Traverse County, MI declined by 5.76% from 6.49% to 6.12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Grand Traverse County, MI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 42.7 in Grand Traverse County, MI.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 28.3% in Grand Traverse County, MI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.01% in Grand Traverse County, MI.

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