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. 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 92.92% 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 (14.92%), healthcare (11.11%), and sales jobs (9.53%).

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.

Grosse Pointe Park is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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 $53,249, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $212,996 for a family of four. However, Grosse Pointe Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, English, Polish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Grosse Pointe Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.