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Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Grosse Pointe Woods had a population of 15,825 as of July 1, 2016. Grosse Pointe Woods ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Grosse Pointe Woods is located at latitude 42.4393 and longitude -82.899 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Grosse Pointe Woods (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 587 feet.

The City of Grosse Pointe Woods (GNIS ID: 1626412) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Grosse Pointe Woods population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Grosse Pointe Woods, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15,825
Population in Households 15,818
Population in Familes 13,734
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 4,871
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 6,369
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 4,598
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,819 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,711 (83.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 658 ( 9.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 450 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $228,953
Average Home Value $254,986


Median Household Income $91,453
Average Household Income $112,099
Per Capita Income $45,128
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.31% -0.4%
Households -0.12% -0.28%
Families -0.29% -0.39%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Grosse Pointe Woods, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grosse Pointe Woods to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 68 90th
Population Density1 # 16 98th
Diversity Index2 # 238 65th
Median Household Income # 18 98th
Per Capita Income # 28 96th

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