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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.54% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Grosse Pointe Farms. 74.72% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

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.