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 an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
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". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Grosse Pointe Park is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Grosse Pointe Park 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 Park has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Grosse Pointe Park’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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 and Spanish.