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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population32,648
Male Share of the Population46.6%
Female Share of the Population53.4%
Senior Citizens10.7%
Employed Population 16+13,927
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married34.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.4%
Median Earnings25+$31,905
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,207
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,264

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,913
% Above Poverty Level80.6%
% Below Poverty Level19.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone30.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,034
Median House Value$59,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47.9%
German15%
Polish10.5%
Italian9.5%
Irish8.3%
English3.9%
French Except Basque3.7%
Canadian1.7%
Arab1.2%
Dutch1.1%
African0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
Belgian0.8%
Russian0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Czech0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Nigerian0.3%
Greek0.2%
US/American0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
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Eastpointe Almanac

CategoryValue
County Macomb County
Standard Zip Codes48021
Phone Area Codes586
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.46
Approximate Longitude-82.94

Eastpointe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDETROIT CITY AP
Distance5.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip0 inches
StationDEARBORN
Distance17.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip33.5 inches
StationDETROIT METRO AP
Distance25.2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 61 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Center Line8,313$49,350
Grosse Pointe Woods15,785$106,980
Harper Woods13,895$56,370
Roseville47,606$48,973
St. Clair Shores59,916$69,878
Warren135,069$51,976

Eastpointe Public Libraries

Eastpointe Memorial Library
15875 OAK AVENUE
Eastpointe, Michigan
(586) 445-5096

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Eastpointe Public Schools

Bellview Elementary School
15800 Bell Ave
ZIP: 48021
(586) 553-3100
Primary
Total Enrollment 355
Crescentwood Elementary School
14500 Crescentwood
ZIP: 48021
(586) 533-3200
Primary
Total Enrollment 296
East Detroit High School
15501 Couzens Ave
ZIP: 48021
(586) 533-3700
High
Total Enrollment 1185
Eaton Academy
21450 Universal Ave
ZIP: 48021
(586) 777-1519
Primary
Total Enrollment 349
Forest Park Elementary
18361 Forest Ave
ZIP: 48021
(586) 533-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 348
Kellwood School (alternative)
23750 David Ave
ZIP: 48021
(586) 533-3900
High
Total Enrollment 152
Kelly Middle School
24701 Kelly Rd
ZIP: 48021
(586) 533-3600
Middle
Total Enrollment 828
Koepsell Education Center
21760 Raven Ave
ZIP: 48021
(586) 435-1500
Primary
Total Enrollment 173
Pleasantview Elementary School
16501 Toepfer Dr
ZIP: 48021
(586) 533-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 336

Eastpointe Private Schools

St Peter's Lutheran School
23000 Gratiot Ave
ZIP: 48021
Elementary
Total Enrollment 202
St Thomas Lutheran School
23801 Kelly Rd
ZIP: 48080
Elementary
Total Enrollment 43
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