Introduction to Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Grosse Pointe, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 7 miles S of St. Clair Shores, Michigan (center to center) and 7 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan. There are 5,670 residents in the city.

Grosse Pointe History

Grosse Pointe, a wealthy suburban city, was established in 1893. The name 'Grosse Pointe' is derived from the French word for 'large point'. Sometimes referred to as 'The City', Grosse Pointe is one of the five municipalities with similar names. Since the last century, this city has hosued numerous resorts, farms, cottages, and mansions. It was officially incorporated as a home rule municipality in 1934.

Grosse Pointe and Nearby Attractions

  • Algonac State Park
  • Fox Theater Building
  • Cranbrook Art Museum
  • African Safari Wildlife Park
  • Toledo Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Grosse Pointe

There are numerous museums near Grosse Pointe. Cranbrook Art Museum, Ferndale Historical Museum, and Dearborn Historical Museum are some of the museums that provide historical information about the city. Cranbrook, Historic Fort Wayne and Fair Lane are historical sites located near the city. Recreational opportunities are available at Addison Oaks County Park, Independence Oaks County Park, and Algonac State Park.

Grosse Pointe Transportation

Oakland County International Airport is a major airport nearby.

Grosse Pointe Higher Education

The closest colleges to Grosse Pointe are Baker College of Auburn Hills, College for Creative Studies, and Concordia University Ann Arbor.


Total Population 5,295
Male Share of the Population 45.9%
Female Share of the Population 54.1%
Senior Citizens 17.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,392
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 53.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 69.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $131,250
% Above Poverty Level 97.2%
% Below Poverty Level 2.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%


People Living Alone 33.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,168
Median House Value $263,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.5%
US/American 0%
English 13.3%
Irish 15.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Grosse Pointe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles S of St. Clair Shores, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 7 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 48230, 48236
Phone Area Codes 313
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.386
Longitude -82.911

Grosse Pointe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.9 inches
Distance 4.6 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
Distance 24 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Eastpointe 32,585 $49,297
Grosse Pointe Farms 9,307 $130,116
Grosse Pointe Park 11,343 $125,737
Grosse Pointe Woods 15,859 $106,359
Harper Woods 13,964 $55,271

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Grosse Pointe Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(313) 343-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Historic Grosse Pointe


Country club house (west front, Detroit) between 1900 and 1910

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Country club house (west front, Detroit) between 1900 and 1910

Country club house (Detroit) between 1907 and 1910

Mr. Swift's residence (Detroit) between 1905 and 1910

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