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Time Zone: Grand Traverse County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Traverse City is the Seat for Grand Traverse County.

Grand Traverse County was founded April 7, 1851 and was created by taking area from County.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Grand Traverse had a population of 86,333 people. This is an increase of 11.18% since the last Census (which gave a population of 77,654 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Grand Traverse represented 0.78% of the total population of Michigan, making it the state's 24th most populous county (out of 83 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201086,986+12.02%+0.76% since 2009
200986,333+11.18%+0.46% since 2008
200885,939+10.67%+0.8% since 2007
200785,260+9.79% 
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200077,654The Last Census

More information can be found on the Grand Traverse County Census Page for Grand Traverse County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Grand Traverse County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Grand Traverse County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Traverse City   14,17214,5322.48% decrease  
Kingsley   1,5171,4693.27% increase  
Fife Lake   4644660.43% decrease  

Websites for Grand Traverse County

Official Website:   www.grandtraverse.org/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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