Grosse Pointe Park, MI
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Grosse Pointe Park is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 11,220 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Grosse Pointe Park is the 98th largest community in Michigan. Much of the housing stock in Grosse Pointe Park was built prior to World War II, 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 93.35% 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 (14.47%), healthcare (11.03%), and teaching (10.81%).

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 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 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Grosse Pointe Park. 66.01% 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 Park in 2010 was $53,956, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $215,824 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 Spanish and German.