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Overview

Introduction to Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan

Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 6 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan. The people of the city are in the Detroit metropolitan area.

Grosse Pointe Park History

Grosse Pointe was considered to have a healthful climate and environment, and thus Pierre Provencal came to stay here in 1819. After many years, when the population of the area increased, the people desired incorporation and a more sophisticated government. Incorporations in the area began in 1879.

Grosse Pointe Park and nearby Attractions

  • Windmill Pointe Park
  • Matthew C. Patterson Park
  • Saint Ambrose Catholic Church
  • Grosse Pointe Historical Society
  • Pier Park
  • George Elworthy Field

Things To Do In Grosse Pointe Park

The two historic churches in the city are worth paying a visit to. If you wish to relax, then head to the city parks. The park and recreation department organize a wide variety of activities and programs for people of all ages.

Grosse Pointe Park Transportation

The nearest local airport is Detroit City Airport.

Grosse Pointe Park Higher Education

The colleges that are situated nearby include Macomb Community College, Wayne State University, Marygrove College and Wayne County Community College District.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,276
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+5,491
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married57.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher64.8%
Median Earnings25+$60,500
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,547

Wealth

Median Family Income$131,458
% Above Poverty Level94.8%
% Below Poverty Level5.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone23.1%
Median Gross Rent$939
Median House Value$313,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.5%
Irish12.7%
Polish9.4%
English8.7%
Italian7%
French Except Basque5.1%
Scottish4.6%
Greek2.8%
Dutch2.3%
Canadian2%
Arab1.5%
Lebanese1.4%
Belgian1.3%
Welsh1.3%
Romanian1.1%
Norwegian1%
Russian1%
Slovak0.9%
African0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
Austrian0.8%
Swedish0.7%
Serbian0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Albanian0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Ethiopian0.6%
Finnish0.4%
Croatian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
German0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Czech0.2%
US/American0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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Grosse Pointe Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes48215, 48224, 48230, 48236
Phone Area Codes313
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.38
Approximate Longitude-82.95

Grosse Pointe Park 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
Distance3.2 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
Distance3.6 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
Distance22.5 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
Grosse Pointe5,256$115,993
Grosse Pointe Farms9,265$134,632
Grosse Pointe Woods15,785$106,980
Hamtramck21,985$26,366
Harper Woods13,895$56,370

Grosse Pointe Park Public Schools

George Defer Elementary School
15425 Kercheval Ave
ZIP: 48230
(313) 432-4000
Primary
Total Enrollment 306
Pierce Middle School
15430 Kercheval Ave
ZIP: 48230
(313) 432-4700
Middle
Total Enrollment 587
Robert Trombly Elementary School
820 Beaconsfield Ave
ZIP: 48230
(313) 432-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 273

Grosse Pointe Park Private Schools

St Clare Of Montefalco School
16231 Charlevoix St
ZIP: 48230
Elementary
Total Enrollment 161
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