Grosse Pointe, MI
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Grosse Pointe is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 5,187 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Grosse Pointe is the 187th largest community in Michigan. Grosse Pointe has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

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 94.28% 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 (17.96%), sales jobs (13.10%), and healthcare (12.33%).

In addition, Grosse Pointe is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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.

Despite being a small city, Grosse Pointe has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Grosse Pointe is a pretty powerful place. 69.25% of the adults in Grosse Pointe have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Grosse Pointe in 2010 was $58,179, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $232,716 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 Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Grosse Pointe is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.