Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
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Grosse Pointe Farms is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 9,232 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Grosse Pointe Farms is the 123rd largest community in Michigan.

Grosse Pointe Farms home prices are not only among the most expensive in Michigan, but Grosse Pointe Farms real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Grosse Pointe Farms is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.06% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Grosse Pointe Farms is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grosse Pointe Farms who work in management occupations (18.30%), sales jobs (11.17%), and business and financial occupations (10.97%).

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

In addition, Grosse Pointe Farms 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.

Because of many things, Grosse Pointe Farms 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 Farms really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Grosse Pointe Farms 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.

If knowledge is power, Grosse Pointe Farms is a pretty powerful place. 69.95% of the adults in Grosse Pointe Farms 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 Farms in 2010 was $53,485, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $213,940 for a family of four.

The people who call Grosse Pointe Farms home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Grosse Pointe Farms residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Grosse Pointe Farms include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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