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Grosse Pointe Shores is a village in Wayne County, in the Detroit metro area. (The community straddles Wayne and Macomb counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community name derives from French for "large point"
The latitude of Grosse Pointe Shores is 42.436N. The longitude is -82.876W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 581 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,763.
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20% of Grosse Pointe Shores residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Grosse Pointe Shores ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grosse Pointe Shores was $69,639, compared with $21,587 nationally.
62% of Grosse Pointe Shores residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Grosse Pointe Shores, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,143. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $3,060.
Wayne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Grosse Pointe Shores political report.
The average commute time for Grosse Pointe Shores workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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