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Grosse Pointe Woods is a city in Wayne County, in the Detroit metro area.
The community name derives from French for "large point"
The latitude of Grosse Pointe Woods is 42.443N. The longitude is -82.906W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 584 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,713.
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20% of Grosse Pointe Woods residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Grosse Pointe Woods ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grosse Pointe Woods was $38,653, compared with $21,587 nationally.
51% of Grosse Pointe Woods residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Grosse Pointe Woods, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $793. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,469.
Libraries in Grosse Pointe Woods include Grosse Pointe Woods Public Library ... View libraries
Wayne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Grosse Pointe Woods political report.
The average commute time for Grosse Pointe Woods workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Grosse Pointe Woods between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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