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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 16,266 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Grosse Pointe Woods is the 76th 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 91.94% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Grosse Pointe Woods is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grosse Pointe Woods who work in management occupations (15.96%), sales jobs (11.96%), and healthcare (11.06%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Grosse Pointe Woods telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.99% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition, Grosse Pointe Woods 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 Woods is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Grosse Pointe Woods 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 Woods has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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. 63.61% 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 2018 was $50,172, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $200,688 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 German, Polish, Irish, English, and Italian.

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