Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

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Living in Grosse Pointe Farms

Grosse Pointe Farms is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 9,114 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 91.14% 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 (17.34%), business and financial occupations (12.43%), and sales jobs (12.10%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.54% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 Farms 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.

Grosse Pointe Farms 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 Farms’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, Grosse Pointe Farms is a pretty powerful place. 74.72% 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 2018 was $69,590, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $278,360 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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