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.


Total Population 32,585
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 11%
Employed Population 16+ 13,163
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 34.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14%
Median Earnings25+ $31,169
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,905
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,487


Median Family Income $49,297
% Above Poverty Level 77.9%
% Below Poverty Level 22.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%


People Living Alone 30.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,036
Median House Value $58,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 48.6%
US/American 0.3%
English 4.1%
Irish 8.2%

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

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


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

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
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
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 8,306 $49,034
Grosse Pointe Woods 15,859 $106,359
Harper Woods 13,964 $55,271
Roseville 47,529 $49,394
St. Clair Shores 59,888 $67,291

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

Eastpointe Public Libraries

Eastpointe Memorial Library
Eastpointe, Michigan
(586) 445-5096
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Eastpointe High Schools

Serves 1,694 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

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