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 94.47% 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 (21.41%), sales jobs (12.64%), and healthcare (12.22%).

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.

Because of many things, Grosse Pointe Farms is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Grosse Pointe Farms 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 Farms has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Grosse Pointe Farms’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 Farms, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Grosse Pointe Farms is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 70.09% 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 Farms in 2010 was $57,289, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $229,156 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 Slavic languages.