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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Grosse Pointe Farms had a population of 9,542 as of July 1, 2017. Grosse Pointe Farms 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 Farms is located at latitude 42.3975 and longitude -82.8892 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Grosse Pointe Farms (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.75 sq. miles and a water area of 9.57 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 610 feet.

The City of Grosse Pointe Farms (GNIS ID: 1626410) 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 Farms population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Grosse Pointe Farms, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,542
Daytime Population: Workers 5,996
Daytime Population: Residents 4,832
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,828
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 9,542
Population in Familes 8,359
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,469
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $111,578
Average Household Income $159,601
Per Capita Income $63,058


Total Housing Units 4,003 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,524 (88.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 246 ( 6.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 233 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $344,822
Average Home Value $417,892


Total Households 3,770
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 2,776
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.09% -0.12%
Households 0.19% -0.06%
Families 0.03% -0.16%
Median Household Income   0.76%
Per Capita Income   1.63%

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

The table below compares Grosse Pointe Farms to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 108 85th
Population Density # 52 93rd
Diversity Index # 428 38th
Median Household Income # 12 98th
Per Capita Income # 11 99th

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