Grosse Pointe Farms is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 10,148 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Grosse Pointe Farms is the 116th largest community in Michigan.
Grosse Pointe Farms real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Grosse Pointe Farms house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Grosse Pointe Farms is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.07% 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 (18.40%), art, media, and design (12.36%), and sales jobs (10.79%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Grosse Pointe Farms telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.20% 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 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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Grosse Pointe Farms. 76.93% 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 $75,287, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $301,148 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 Asian. 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.