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 15,639 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 91.06% 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 management occupations (12.33%), healthcare (11.53%), and office and administrative support (11.21%).

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", 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.

Grosse Pointe Woods 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 Woods’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, Grosse Pointe Woods is a pretty powerful place. 59.51% 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 $43,386, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $173,544 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, Polish, Italian, and English.

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