Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan

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Grosse Pointe Shores is an affluent city in the U.S. state of Michigan. With only 1.1 mi² (3.0 km²) land area, the city is the smallest of the five Grosse Pointe communities. The city, which is entirely residential, is the location of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club on Lake Saint Clair. The population was 2,823 at the 2000 census. It is also has the 79th highest income for a municipality with over 1,000 citizens in the country and the third highest income in the state of Michigan.

Grosse Pointe Shores was incorporated as a village in 1911. On February 24, 2009, the residents of Grosse Pointe Shores voted to incorporate as a city with the name "Village of Grosse Pointe Shores, A Michigan City," which took place on April 1.[3][4][5] Prior to incorporation as a city, the village encompassed the entire area of two small townships. Most of the former village was within Grosse Pointe Township in Wayne County. A tiny portion of the village was within Lake Township in Macomb County.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 19.2 square miles (49.8 km²). 3.0 km² (1.1 mi²) of it is land and 46.9 km² (18.1 mi²) of it (94.02%) is water (part of Lake St. Clair).

Demographics

As of the census [1] of 2000, there were 2,823 people, 1,058 households, and 859 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,470.6 per square mile (956.1/km²). There were 1,096 housing units at an average density of 959.2/sq mi (371.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.80% White, 0.60% African American, 0.25% Native American, 4.07% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.74% of the population.

There were 1,058 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.5% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.8% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.01.

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