Introduction to Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan

Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 6 miles S of St. Clair Shores, Michigan (center to center) and 9 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan. The city has a population of 9,764.

Grosse Pointe Farms History

Grosse Pointe Farms, an affluent suburban city, is also a part of the Detroit metro area. The county, the first to be created during the formation of the Northwest Territories, was named after "Mad Anthony Wayne", an American General. Officially incorporated in 1796, Grosse Pointe Farms is situated near St. Claire Lake and is surrounded by Grosse Pointe in the west, Detroit in the north and Grosse Pointe Shores in the northeast.

Grosse Pointe Farms and Nearby Attractions

  • Grosse Pointe War Memorial
  • Chandler Park Family Aquatic Center
  • Eastwood Park
  • Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
  • Jefferson Beach

Things To Do In Grosse Pointe Farms

Grosse Pointe Farms offers a number of recreational facilities. Several points of interest include the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, the Pier Park Harbor, Kerby Field, and Pier Park. The Jefferson Beach is another popular attraction for beach lovers, and Eastwood Park and Spindler Park offer outdoor recreational opportunities to visitors of all ages. Other intersting places to visit are the Detroit Zoo, the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, the Children's Museum, the Grosse Pointe Children's Theater, and Lake St. Clair. Chandler Park Golf Course also provides opportunities to play golf.

Grosse Pointe Farms Transportation

The nearest major airport is Detroit City Airport.

Grosse Pointe Farms Higher Education

The closest colleges to Grosse Pointe Farm include Macomb Community College, Wayne State University, Marygrove College and University of Detroit Mercy.


Total Population 9,307
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,016
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 65.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 69.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $130,116
% Above Poverty Level 96.2%
% Below Poverty Level 3.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%


People Living Alone 23.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,766
Median House Value $268,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.6%
US/American 0%
English 17.3%
Irish 20.1%

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

Grosse Pointe Farms Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles S of St. Clair Shores, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 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 42.409
Longitude -82.891

Grosse Pointe Farms Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.8 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 5.6 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 25.6 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 5,295 $131,250
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 Farms Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(313) 640-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

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