Overview

Introduction to Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan

Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 3 miles S of St. Clair Shores, Michigan and 10 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan. The city is considered part of the Detroit metropolitan area.

Grosse Pointe Woods History

The present day city of Grosse Pointe Woods was incorporated as a village in 1927. At that time it was known as the Village of Lochmoor. In 1930 it was renamed the Village of Grosse Pointe Woods. It derived its name from a French term meaning "large point." Grosse Pointe Woods was reincorporated on December 11, 1950 as a city.

Grosse Pointe Woods and nearby Attractions

  • Detroit Zoo
  • Walker Tavern Historic Complex
  • Eastern Market
  • Dossin Great Lakes Museum
  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

Things To Do In Grosse Pointe Woods

There are several parks and playgrounds in Grosse Pointe Woods where you can spend your leisure time. These include the Ghesquiere Park, Sweeney Park, Jules De Porre Park and Chene - Trombly Park. The city is also close to the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit Zoo and Greektown.

Grosse Pointe Woods Transportation

You can avail air transportation from Detroit City Airport.

Grosse Pointe Woods Higher Education

The nearest colleges and universities are Macomb Community College, Marygrove College and University of Phoenix- Detroit Campus.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,559
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens19.7%
Employed Population 16+7,688
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married63%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher51.6%
Median Earnings25+$58,665
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$44,107

Wealth

Median Family Income$112,071
% Above Poverty Level95.5%
% Below Poverty Level4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone19.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,406
Median House Value$227,600

Ancestry

German22.3%
Polish16.1%
Irish13.5%
Italian13.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.1%
English9.4%
French Except Basque5.4%
Arab5.2%
Lebanese3.8%
Greek2.9%
Scottish2.8%
Belgian2.4%
Jamaican2.3%
West Indian2.3%
Canadian1.8%
Swedish1.7%
Albanian1.2%
Dutch1.1%
Austrian1.1%
Welsh1%
Danishn0.9%
Finnish0.8%
Syrian0.8%
Romanian0.7%
Swiss0.7%
African0.7%
Serbian0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Russian0.5%
Macedonian0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Egyptian0.4%
US/American0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Slovene0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Maltese0.3%
Jordanian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Icelander0.1%
Czech0.1%
Iranian0.1%
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Grosse Pointe Woods Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyWayne County
Standard Zip Codes48236, 48230
Phone Area Codes313
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.43
Approximate Longitude-82.89

Grosse Pointe Woods 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
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
Distance26.2 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
Eastpointe32,576$53,342
Grosse Pointe5,218$124,974
Grosse Pointe Farms9,224$147,344
Harper Woods13,959$54,035
St. Clair Shores59,781$72,965

Grosse Pointe Woods Public Schools

Ferry Elementary School
748 Roslyn Rd
ZIP: 48236
(313) 432-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 342
Grosse Pointe North High School
707 Vernier Rd
ZIP: 48236
(313) 432-3200
High
Total Enrollment 1364
John Monteith Elementary School
1275 Cook Rd
ZIP: 48236
(313) 432-4500
Primary
Total Enrollment 482
Parcells Middle School
20600 Mack Ave
ZIP: 48236
(313) 432-4600
Middle
Total Enrollment 748
Stevens T. Mason Elementary School
1640 Vernier Rd
ZIP: 48236
(313) 432-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 293

Grosse Pointe Woods Private Schools

Our Lady Star Of The Sea Elementary
467 Fairford Rd
ZIP: 48236
Elementary
Total Enrollment 301
University Liggett School
1045 Cook Rd
ZIP: 48236
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 630
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