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Affluent residential suburb
Grosse Pointe is a city in Wayne County, in the Detroit metro area.
The community name derives from French for "large point"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Grosse Pointe. For links to other places called Grosse Pointe, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Grosse Pointe is 42.386N. The longitude is -82.911W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 587 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,563.
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21% of Grosse Pointe residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Grosse Pointe ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grosse Pointe was $53,942, compared with $21,587 nationally.
69% of Grosse Pointe residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Grosse Pointe, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $844. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,825.
Newspapers in Grosse Pointe include Grosse Pointe News
Wayne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Grosse Pointe political report.
The average commute time for Grosse Pointe workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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