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Overview

Introduction to Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan

Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 3 miles S of St. Clair Shores, Michigan and 10 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan. The city is considered part of the Detroit metropolitan area.

Grosse Pointe Woods History

The present day city of Grosse Pointe Woods was incorporated as a village in 1927. At that time it was known as the Village of Lochmoor. In 1930 it was renamed the Village of Grosse Pointe Woods. It derived its name from a French term meaning "large point." Grosse Pointe Woods was reincorporated on December 11, 1950 as a city.

Grosse Pointe Woods and nearby Attractions

  • Detroit Zoo
  • Walker Tavern Historic Complex
  • Eastern Market
  • Dossin Great Lakes Museum
  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

Things To Do In Grosse Pointe Woods

There are several parks and playgrounds in Grosse Pointe Woods where you can spend your leisure time. These include the Ghesquiere Park, Sweeney Park, Jules De Porre Park and Chene - Trombly Park. The city is also close to the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit Zoo and Greektown.

Grosse Pointe Woods Transportation

You can avail air transportation from Detroit City Airport.

Grosse Pointe Woods Higher Education

The nearest colleges and universities are Macomb Community College, Marygrove College and University of Phoenix- Detroit Campus.

People

Total Population 15,859
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 18.5%
Employed Population 16+ 7,640
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 59.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 58.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $106,359
% Above Poverty Level 95.4%
% Below Poverty Level 4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 21%
Median Gross Rent $1,343
Median House Value $188,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.5%
Irish 14.9%

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

Grosse Pointe Woods Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles S of St. Clair Shores, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 10 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 42.443
Longitude -82.906

Grosse Pointe Woods 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 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
Station DETROIT METRO AP
Distance 26.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Eastpointe 32,585 $49,297
Grosse Pointe 5,295 $131,250
Grosse Pointe Farms 9,307 $130,116
Harper Woods 13,964 $55,271
St. Clair Shores 59,888 $67,291

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

Grosse Pointe Woods Public Libraries

Library
Grosse Pointe Public Library
10 KERCHEVAL AVE.
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
(313) 343-2074
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Grosse Pointe Woods High Schools

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GROSSE POINTE NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
707 VERNIER ROAD
313-432-3200
Serves 1,511 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

BARNARD CENTER
900 COOK ROAD
313-432-5100
A Special Education School
Serves 30 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.7

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