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Overview

Introduction to Eastpointe, Michigan

Eastpointe, Michigan, in Macomb county, is 3 miles E of Warren, Michigan and 10 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan. The city is included in the Detroit metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 34,077 people lived in Eastpointe.

Eastpointe History

Eastpointe, formerly known as East Detroit, was first settled in the 1830s by Irish and German immigrants. Since the settlement was halfway between the Macomb County seat at Mount Clemens and downtown Detroit, a post office set up in 1897 was given the name "Half-way." In fact, the area was initially incorporated as the Halfway village in December of 1924. A reincorporation took place in January 1929, and the Halfway village became the City of East Detroit.

Eastpointe and nearby Attractions

  • East Detroit Historical Society
  • Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
  • Dossin Great Lakes Museum
  • Erin-Halfway Days Living History Festival
  • Goetz Park
  • Detroit Zoo

Things To Do In Eastpointe

Travelers to Eastpointe can take a look around the East Detroit Historical Society, which provides interesting background information regarding the history and culture of this area. The Dossin Great Lakes Museum and the Detroit Historical Museum are other places one can pay a visit to. The Goetz Park and the Detroit Zoo are ideal places to take children to. The city also hosts a number of festivals including the Summer Fest and the Erin-Halfway Days Living History Festival.

Eastpointe Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Detroit City Airport.

Eastpointe Higher Education

Residents of Eastpointe can attend the Macomb Community College for higher education. Other institutes nearby include the University of Phoenix-Detroit Campus and the Lawrence Technological University.

People

Total Population 32,526
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 11.6%
Employed Population 16+ 13,419
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 35.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.4%
Median Earnings25+ $31,132
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,145
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,130

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,167
% Above Poverty Level 76.5%
% Below Poverty Level 23.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,011
Median House Value $58,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.6%
US/American 0.4%
English 4%
Irish 8.7%

Eastpointe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles E of Warren, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 10 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan
County Macomb
Standard Zip Codes 48021
Phone Area Codes 586
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.468
Longitude -82.955

Eastpointe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DETROIT CITY AP
Distance 5.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 0 inches
Station DEARBORN
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Station DETROIT METRO AP
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Eastpointe, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

East Detroit (48021)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Center Line 8,279 $45,263
Grosse Pointe Woods 15,943 $105,758
Harper Woods 14,058 $54,835
Roseville 47,408 $49,530
St. Clair Shores 59,865 $67,086

Eastpointe Public Libraries

Library
Eastpointe Memorial Library
15875 OAK AVENUE
Eastpointe, Michigan
(586) 445-5096
Library Web Site

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Eastpointe High Schools

EAST DETROIT HIGH SCHOOL
15501 COUZENS
586-445-4455
Serves 1,694 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

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