Grosse Pointe Park is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 11,126 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Grosse Pointe Park is the 98th largest community in Michigan. Grosse Pointe Park has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Grosse Pointe Park home prices are not only among the most expensive in Michigan, but Grosse Pointe Park real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Grosse Pointe Park is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.52% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Grosse Pointe Park is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grosse Pointe Park who work in management occupations (15.03%), healthcare (10.89%), and sales jobs (9.65%).
Of important note, Grosse Pointe Park is also a city of artists. Grosse Pointe Park has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Grosse Pointe Park’s character.
Also of interest is that Grosse Pointe Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Grosse Pointe Park 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 Park 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 Park really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Grosse Pointe Park 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.
Despite being a small city, Grosse Pointe Park has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Grosse Pointe Park is a pretty powerful place. 64.82% of the adults in Grosse Pointe Park 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 Park in 2010 was $55,876, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $223,504 for a family of four.
Grosse Pointe Park is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Grosse Pointe Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Grosse Pointe Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Grosse Pointe Park include Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Grosse Pointe Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Spanish.