Grosse Pointe, MI
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Grosse Pointe is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 5,154 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 93.71% 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 (25.34%), healthcare (12.35%), and sales jobs (12.27%).

Also of interest is that Grosse Pointe has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Grosse Pointe telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.20% 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Grosse Pointe a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Grosse Pointe has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Grosse Pointe’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, Grosse Pointe is a pretty powerful place. 71.22% 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 2018 was $71,507, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $286,028 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, Italian, Polish, and English.

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