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Overview

Introduction to Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan

Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 6 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan. The people of the city are in the Detroit metropolitan area.

Grosse Pointe Park History

Grosse Pointe was considered to have a healthful climate and environment, and thus Pierre Provencal came to stay here in 1819. After many years, when the population of the area increased, the people desired incorporation and a more sophisticated government. Incorporations in the area began in 1879.

Grosse Pointe Park and nearby Attractions

  • Windmill Pointe Park
  • Matthew C. Patterson Park
  • Saint Ambrose Catholic Church
  • Grosse Pointe Historical Society
  • Pier Park
  • George Elworthy Field

Things To Do In Grosse Pointe Park

The two historic churches in the city are worth paying a visit to. If you wish to relax, then head to the city parks. The park and recreation department organize a wide variety of activities and programs for people of all ages.

Grosse Pointe Park Transportation

The nearest local airport is Detroit City Airport.

Grosse Pointe Park Higher Education

The colleges that are situated nearby include Macomb Community College, Wayne State University, Marygrove College and Wayne County Community College District.

People

Total Population 11,343
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 5,456
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 57.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 64.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $125,737
% Above Poverty Level 93.9%
% Below Poverty Level 6.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.1%
Median Gross Rent $925
Median House Value $291,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.4%
US/American 0%
English 10.3%
Irish 14.9%

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

Grosse Pointe Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 6 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 48215, 48224, 48230, 48236
Phone Area Codes 313
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.375
Longitude -82.937

Grosse Pointe Park 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 GROSSE POINTE FARMS
Distance 3.2 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
Station DETROIT CITY AP
Distance 3.6 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
Station DETROIT METRO AP
Distance 22.5 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
Grosse Pointe 5,295 $131,250
Grosse Pointe Farms 9,307 $130,116
Grosse Pointe Woods 15,859 $106,359
Hamtramck 22,150 $27,314
Harper Woods 13,964 $55,271

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

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