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Traverse City, Michigan
Lake Orion, Michigan
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Traverse City is 116% less densely populated than Lake Orion.
People are 8% less likely to be married in Lake Orion.
The Median Age is 3.4 years younger in Traverse City.

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PEOPLE
 Traverse City, MILake Orion, MIUnited States
 Population15,2183,051321,418,820
 Population - 201014,7722,936308,745,538
 Population - 200014,5322,715285,036,114
 Population - 199015,1553,057251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now0.42%-0.20%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now4.72%12.38%12.76%
 Pop. Density1,8283,94791
 Land Area813,531,905
 Water Area01264,837
 Median Age40.143.537.4
 Female Population51.75%55.44%50.81%
 Male Population48.25%44.57%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Traverse City, MILake Orion, MIUnited States
 Age 0 to 45.66%4.91%6.36%
 Age 5 to 95.64%6.65%6.51%
 Age 10 to 143.93%5.47%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.93%4.18%4.03%
 Age 18 to 203.13%0.53%4.35%
 Age 21 to 245.04%3.46%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3415.03%13.54%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4411.76%12.71%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5414.67%17.62%14.09%
 Age 55 to 599.69%7.41%6.57%
 Age 60 to 646.28%6.46%5.72%
 Age 65 to 747.03%7.68%7.64%
 Age 75 to 845.01%6.06%4.26%
 Age 85 and over3.21%3.33%1.85%
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 RACE
 Traverse City, MILake Orion, MIUnited States
 White93.13%96.48%62.77%
 Black1.35%0.10%12.24%
 Asian0.93%1.38%4.95%
 Native American0.40%0.07%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.00%0.00%0.16%
 Other0.03%0.00%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.05%0.00%2.13%
 Hispanic3.13%1.98%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic96.88%98.02%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Traverse City, MILake Orion, MIUnited States
 Households6,5001,343116,211,000
 Family Households3,38775176,958,100
 Non Family Households3,11359239,253,000
 Household Size2.182.172.63
 Married Population43.28%51.49%50.58%
 Single Population56.72%48.51%49.42%
 Now Married42.27%51.01%48.41%
 Married but Separated1.01%0.48%2.17%
 Never Married33.65%26.56%32.55%
 Widowed7.03%9.09%5.95%
 Divorced16.04%12.86%10.92%
 Married, w/children26.75%36.62%31.68%
 Married, no children45.94%47.40%41.44%
 Single, w/children17.45%11.59%16.94%
 Single, no children9.86%4.39%9.95%
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 COMMENTS
Comments about Traverse City

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Comments about Lake Orion

Great city: Lake Orion, like many Michigan cities has a lot of beauty to it, obviously including the lakes, which there are several big and many small. I grew up here and if I... (read more)

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