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Village of Grosse Pointe Shores city, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of the Village of Grosse Pointe Shores had a population of 2,980 as of July 1, 2020. Village of Grosse Pointe Shores city 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 Village of Grosse Pointe Shores city is located at latitude 42.4292 and longitude -82.8272 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the City of the Village of Grosse Pointe Shores encompass a land area of 1.15 sq. miles and a water area of 17.95 sq. miles.

While the primary coordinates for City of the Village of Grosse Pointe Shores are located in Wayne County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Macomb County.

The City of the Village of Grosse Pointe Shores (GNIS ID: 2398212) 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.

The City of the Village of Grosse Pointe Shores is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Wayne County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Village of Grosse Pointe Shores city: Village of Grosse Pointe Shores.


Village of Grosse Pointe Shores city, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 2,980 (100%)
Population in Households 2,978 (99.9%)
Population in Families 2,609 (87.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 2,676
Diversity Index2 21


Median Household Income $155,529
Average Household Income $203,804
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $83,423
Wealth Index5 370


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,347 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,156 (85.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 ( 4.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 130 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $475,599
Average Home Value $540,498
Housing Affordability Index3 175


Total Households 1,217
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 910
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.09% -0.16%
Households 0.13% -0.05%
Families -0.01% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.07%


Village of Grosse Pointe Shores city, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Village of Grosse Pointe Shores city to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 239 66th
Population Density # 89 87th
Median Household Income # 5 99th
Housing Affordability Index # 144 21st
Per Capita Income # 5 99th
Diversity Index # 250 64th

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