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Overview

Introduction to Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan

Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 6 miles S of St. Clair Shores, Michigan (center to center) and 9 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan.

Grosse Pointe Farms History

Grosse Pointe Farms, an affluent suburban city, is also a part of the Detroit metro area. The county, the first to be created during the formation of the Northwest Territories, was named after "Mad Anthony Wayne," an American General. Officially incorporated in 1796, Grosse Pointe Farms is situated near St. Claire Lake and is surrounded by Grosse Pointe in the west, Detroit in the north and Grosse Pointe Shores in the northeast.

Grosse Pointe Farms and Nearby Attractions

  • Grosse Pointe War Memorial
  • Chandler Park Family Aquatic Center
  • Eastwood Park
  • Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
  • Jefferson Beach

Things To Do In Grosse Pointe Farms

Grosse Pointe Farms offers a number of recreational facilities. Several points of interest include the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, the Pier Park Harbor, Kerby Field, and Pier Park. The Jefferson Beach is another popular attraction for beach lovers, and Eastwood Park and Spindler Park offer outdoor recreational opportunities to visitors of all ages. Other interesting places to visit are the Detroit Zoo, the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, the Children's Museum, the Grosse Pointe Children's Theater, and Lake St. Clair. Chandler Park Golf Course also provides opportunities to play golf.

Grosse Pointe Farms Transportation

The nearest major airport is Detroit City Airport.

Grosse Pointe Farms Higher Education

The closest colleges to Grosse Pointe Farm include Macomb Community College, Wayne State University, Marygrove College and University of Detroit Mercy.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,265
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens15.9%
Employed Population 16+4,062
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married65.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher70.9%
Median Earnings25+$69,583
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$46,750

Wealth

Median Family Income$134,632
% Above Poverty Level96.6%
% Below Poverty Level3.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home6.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone19.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,392
Median House Value$287,100

Ancestry

German21.9%
Irish18.4%
English15.9%
Italian14.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.2%
French Except Basque8.9%
Polish8.7%
Scottish3.7%
Belgian1.6%
Arab1.6%
Lebanese1.4%
Greek1.3%
Dutch1.2%
Canadian1.2%
Swiss1.1%
Hungarian1%
Swedish0.8%
Iranian0.8%
Austrian0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
African0.7%
Serbian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Romanian0.5%
Russian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Macedonian0.3%
Icelander0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Czech0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Cypriot0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Australian0.1%
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Grosse Pointe Farms Almanac

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

Grosse Pointe Farms 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
Distance0.8 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
Distance5.6 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
Distance25.6 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 Pointe5,256$115,993
Grosse Pointe Park11,276$131,458
Grosse Pointe Woods15,785$106,980
Harper Woods13,895$56,370

Grosse Pointe Farms Public Libraries

Grosse Pointe Public Library
10 KERCHEVAL AVENUE
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
(313) 343-2074

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Grosse Pointe Farms Public Schools

Grosse Pointe South High School
11 Grosse Pointe Blvd
ZIP: 48236
(313) 432-3500
High
Total Enrollment 1671
Richard Elementary School
176 Mckinley Ave
ZIP: 48236
(313) 432-4900
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Brownell Middle School
260 Chalfonte Ave
ZIP: 48236
(313) 432-3900
Middle
Total Enrollment 690
Kerby Elementary School
285 Kerby Rd
ZIP: 48236
(313) 432-4200
Primary
Total Enrollment 335

Grosse Pointe Farms Private Schools

St Paul Catholic School
170 Grosse Pointe Blvd
ZIP: 48236
Elementary
Total Enrollment 439
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