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Overview

Introduction to Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Grosse Pointe, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 7 miles S of St. Clair Shores, Michigan (center to center) and 7 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan.

Grosse Pointe History

Grosse Pointe, a wealthy suburban city, was established in 1893. The name 'Grosse Pointe' is derived from the French word for 'large point.' Sometimes referred to as 'The City,' Grosse Pointe is one of the five municipalities with similar names. Since the last century, this city has hosted numerous resorts, farms, cottages, and mansions. It was officially incorporated as a home rule municipality in 1934.

Grosse Pointe and Nearby Attractions

  • Algonac State Park
  • Fox Theater Building
  • Cranbrook Art Museum
  • African Safari Wildlife Park
  • Toledo Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Grosse Pointe

There are numerous museums near Grosse Pointe. Cranbrook Art Museum, Ferndale Historical Museum, and Dearborn Historical Museum are some of the museums that provide historical information about the city. Cranbrook, Historic Fort Wayne and Fair Lane are historical sites located near the city. Recreational opportunities are available at Addison Oaks County Park, Independence Oaks County Park, and Algonac State Park.

Grosse Pointe Transportation

Oakland County International Airport is a major airport nearby.

Grosse Pointe Higher Education

The closest colleges to Grosse Pointe are Baker College of Auburn Hills, College for Creative Studies, and Concordia University Ann Arbor.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,256
Male Share of the Population45.5%
Female Share of the Population54.5%
Senior Citizens18.6%
Employed Population 16+2,445
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married55.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher69.2%
Median Earnings25+$63,321
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,250

Wealth

Median Family Income$115,993
% Above Poverty Level96.3%
% Below Poverty Level3.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone31.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,157
Median House Value$288,800

Ancestry

Irish15%
Italian14.4%
Polish12.1%
English10.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.7%
French Except Basque5.3%
Scottish4.5%
Arab2.7%
Lebanese2.3%
Belgian2.3%
Swedish1.9%
Welsh1.8%
Dutch1.4%
Slovak1.2%
Hungarian1.1%
Greek1.1%
Finnish1%
Danishn0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Serbian0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Czech0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Russian0.4%
Syrian0.3%
Macedonian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Albanian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Senegalese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
German0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
African0.1%
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Grosse Pointe Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes48230, 48236, 48215, 48224
Phone Area Codes313
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.38
Approximate Longitude-82.91

Grosse Pointe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGROSSE POINTE FARMS
Distance1.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip33.9 inches
StationDETROIT CITY AP
Distance4.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip0 inches
StationDETROIT METRO AP
Distance24 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
Eastpointe32,648$51,913
Grosse Pointe Farms9,265$134,632
Grosse Pointe Park11,276$131,458
Grosse Pointe Woods15,785$106,980
Harper Woods13,895$56,370

Grosse Pointe Hospitals

Beaumont Health System
(Non-profit)
468 Cadieux Rd
Select Specialty Hospital-grosse Pointe
(Proprietary)
468 Cadieux Rd, 3 Northeast

Grosse Pointe Public Schools

Lewis Maire Elementary School
740 Cadieux Rd
ZIP: 48230
(313) 432-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 302
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Historic Grosse Pointe

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Country club house (west front, Detroit) between 1900 and 1910

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Country club house (west front, Detroit) between 1900 and 1910

Country club house (Detroit) between 1907 and 1910

Mr. Swift's residence (Detroit) between 1905 and 1910

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