Grosse Pointe is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 5,188 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Grosse Pointe is the 187th largest community in Michigan. Much of the housing stock in Grosse Pointe was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Grosse Pointe home prices are not only among the most expensive in Michigan, but Grosse Pointe real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Grosse Pointe is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.52% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Grosse Pointe is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grosse Pointe who work in management occupations (20.07%), sales jobs (12.91%), and healthcare (11.17%).
A relatively large number of people in Grosse Pointe telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.89% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Grosse Pointe is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Grosse Pointe is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Grosse Pointe really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Grosse Pointe perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Grosse Pointe, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Grosse Pointe is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 69.61% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Grosse Pointe in 2010 was $62,763, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $251,052 for a family of four.
The people who call Grosse Pointe home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Grosse Pointe residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Grosse Pointe include German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Grosse Pointe is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.