Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
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Grosse Pointe Woods is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 15,762 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Grosse Pointe Woods is the 77th largest community in Michigan.

Grosse Pointe Woods real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Grosse Pointe Woods house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Grosse Pointe Woods is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.68% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Grosse Pointe Woods is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grosse Pointe Woods who work in sales jobs (12.65%), management occupations (11.71%), and healthcare (11.36%).

Of important note, Grosse Pointe Woods is also a city of artists. Grosse Pointe Woods has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Grosse Pointe Woods’s character.

Also of interest is that Grosse Pointe Woods has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Grosse Pointe Woods 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 Woods 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 Woods really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Grosse Pointe Woods 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.

If knowledge is power, Grosse Pointe Woods is a pretty powerful place. 58.67% of the adults in Grosse Pointe Woods 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 Woods in 2010 was $42,524, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,096 for a family of four.

The people who call Grosse Pointe Woods home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Grosse Pointe Woods residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Grosse Pointe Woods include Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Grosse Pointe Woods is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.