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Grosse Ile is a township in Wayne County, in the Detroit metro area.

The community name derives from French for "large island"

The latitude of Grosse Ile is 42.129N. The longitude is -83.144W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 594 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 10,894.


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Median household income
Local
$87,062
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Grosse Ile demographic reports
Grosse Ile is in the Detroit River, connected to the mainland by bridge
Former and merged names include:
· Grosse Isle
Detroit merchants William and Alexander Macomb bought the island from Potawatomi Indians in 1776
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.1 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Island Fest - June 1-3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Grosse Ile web sites and events links in the sections below.

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Ancestry & family history

20% of Grosse Ile residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Grosse Ile ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grosse Ile was $42,150, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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45% of Grosse Ile residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Grosse Ile include East River Road Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Grosse Ile, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $825.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,656.


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Newspapers in Grosse Ile include Ile Camera

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Wayne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Grosse Ile political report.

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The average commute time for Grosse Ile workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Grosse Ile between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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