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ZIP Code 49686

Primary City:Traverse City, MI (View All Cities)
County: Grand Traverse County
Timezone: Eastern (9:00am)
Area code: 231 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:44.9, -85.5
ZIP (~14 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 49686

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 49686. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 49686. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 49686, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Traverse City, MI
Unacceptable:
Barlow Branch

Stats and Demographics for the 49686 ZIP Code

ZIP code 49686 is located in central Michigan and covers a slightly higher than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 49686 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a large number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 49686 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 32,056
Population Density 267 people per sq mi
Housing Units 16,100
Median Home Value $180,700
Land Area 120.24 sq mi
Water Area 28.97 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 13,694
Median Household Income $51,104

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 43Male Median Age: 41Female Median Age: 45

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male8859969421,0529289658768981,0091,1531,2201,2281,082778555409282271
Female8589319391,0168879418539169721,2331,3951,3261,161889661556511482
Total1,7431,9271,8812,0681,8151,9061,7291,8141,9812,3862,6152,5542,2431,6671,216965793753

Gender

 Male 15,529 48%
 Female 16,527 52%
Gender

Race

 White 30,422 94.9%
 Black Or African American 176 0.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 410 1.3%
 Asian 219 0.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 12 0.0%
 Other Race 217 0.7%
 Two Or More Races 600 1.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1017831,3752,2442,4881,6211,013432
Renter487951643616432209168131
Total5881,7342,0182,8602,9201,8301,181563

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 6,713 49%
 Single Guardian 1,826 13%
 Singles 4,043 30%
 Singles With Roommate 1,112 8%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 10,047 73%
 Households with Kids 3,647 27%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male178188167179193205201181216194176188198186177212221241201203
Female162185169177155205195181195189212177171190206200189211210192
Total340373336356348410396362411383388365369376383412410452411395

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 49686 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 49686 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1990s. Looking at 49686 real estate data, the median home value of $180,700 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 49686. Rentals in 49686 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 49686 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 31,586 98.5%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 109 0.3%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 190 0.6%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 171 0.5%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 6,898 43%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 3,159 20%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,637 23%
 Households Vacant 2,406 15%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 388 16.1%
 Rented & Unoccupied 7 0.3%
 For Sale Only 273 11.3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 27 1.1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 1,466 60.9%
 For Migrant Workers 17 0.7%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 228 9.5%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 138 4%
 1 Bedroom 581 15%
 2 Bedroom 1,838 49%
 3+ Bedroom 1,205 32%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $51,104 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 49686 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 49686 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 9,742 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 8,480 32%
 No Earnings 8,433 32%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 9,742 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 8,480 32%
 No Earnings 8,433 32%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 14,180 90.5%
 Public transportation 73 0.5%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 11 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 676 4.3%
 Worked at Home 725 4.6%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 789 7%
 High School Graduate 5,118 46%
 Associate's degree 900 8%
 Bachelor's degree 2,374 21%
 Master's degree 1,185 11%
 Professional school degree 506 5%
 Doctorate degree 175 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,491 79.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 709 12.6%
 Not Enrolled in School 420 7.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 49686

ZIP Code 49686 is in the Grand Traverse Academy. There are 18 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 49686.

Grand Traverse Academy
1245 Hammond Rd East
Traverse City, MI 49686
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Grand Traverse Academy
East Middle School
1776 3 Mile Rd North
Traverse City, MI 49686
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Traverse City Area Public Schools
Adult Work Center
880 Parsons Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Traverse Bay Area Independent School District
Tba Isd Traverse Heights
933 Rose St
Traverse City, MI 49686
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Traverse Bay Area Independent School District
Tba Isd Oak Park Special Education
301 South Garfield Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Traverse Bay Area Independent School District
Woodland School
7224 Supply Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Woodland School District
Cherry Knoll Elementary School
1800 3 Mile Rd North
Traverse City, MI 49686
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Traverse City Area Public Schools
Eastern Elementary School
1600 Eastern Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Traverse City Area Public Schools
Old Mission Peninsula School
2699 Island View Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Traverse City Area Public Schools
Traverse Heights Elementary School
933 Rose St
Traverse City, MI 49686
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Traverse City Area Public Schools
Courtade Elementary School
1111 Rasho Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Traverse City Area Public Schools
Traverse City College Preparatory Academy
1402 Carlisle Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Traverse City College Preparatory Academy
Traverse City High School
3962 3 Mile Rd North
Traverse City, MI 49686
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Traverse City Area Public Schools
Central High School
1150 Milliken Dr
Traverse City, MI 49686
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Traverse City Area Public Schools
Traverse Bay Area Early College
880 Parsons Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Traverse Bay Area Independent School District
Traverse City Seventh-Day Adventist School
2055b 4 Mile Rd N
Traverse City, MI 49686
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Kitchi Minogining Tribal School
845 Business Park Dr
Traverse City, MI 49686
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Traverse Bay Mennonite School
915 Carver St
Traverse City, MI 49686
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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