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Affluent residential suburb

Grosse Pointe Park is a city in Wayne County, in the Detroit metro area.

The community name derives from French for "large point"

The latitude of Grosse Pointe Park is 42.375N. The longitude is -82.937W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 577 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,189.


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Median household income
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$80,485
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Grosse Pointe Park demographic reports
Grosse Pointe Park is on Lake St. Clair
The appropriately named "Alter Road" marks the boundary between this wealthy suburb and an impoverished neighborhood of Detroit
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 15. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Julie Harris, actress
· Jack Kerouac, writer
· Jeffrey Eugenides, writer (His Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "Middlesex," was named for the road on which he lived)
Nearby parks & recreation: Patterson Park, Windmill Point Park

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19% of Grosse Pointe Park residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Grosse Pointe Park ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grosse Pointe Park was $42,051, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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60% of Grosse Pointe Park residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Grosse Pointe Park, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $597.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,085.


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

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The average commute time for Grosse Pointe Park workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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