Grosse Pointe, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Grosse Pointe, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Grosse Pointe had a population of 5,401 as of July 1, 2017. Grosse Pointe 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 is located at latitude 42.3839 and longitude -82.9039 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Grosse Pointe (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 1.19 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 587 feet.

The City of Grosse Pointe (GNIS ID: 1626408) 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 population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Grosse Pointe: Grosse Point, Grossepointe, Grosspoint.

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


Total Population 5,401
Daytime Population: Workers 5,545
Daytime Population: Residents 2,818
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,363
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.55
Population in Households 5,401
Population in Familes 4,482
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 5,099
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $104,717
Average Household Income $134,968
Per Capita Income $55,701


Total Housing Units 2,459 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,768 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 461 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 230 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $317,523
Average Home Value $354,355


Total Households 2,229
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 1,458
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 -0.05% -0.22%
Households -0.04% -0.2%
Families -0.22% -0.32%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   1.82%

Grosse Pointe, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grosse Pointe 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 # 167 76th
Population Density # 13 98th
Diversity Index # 310 55th
Median Household Income # 14 98th
Per Capita Income # 17 98th

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