Grosse Pointe, MI
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Grosse Pointe is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 5,232 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 95.25% 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 (16.55%), teaching (12.10%), and healthcare (11.54%).

Of important note, Grosse Pointe is also a city of artists. Grosse Pointe has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Grosse Pointe’s character.

In addition, Grosse Pointe is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Grosse Pointe is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Grosse Pointe’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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 70.22% 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 $57,045, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $228,180 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Grosse Pointe include Italian, Irish, English, and Polish.

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