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Statistics and Facts of Eastpointe Michigan

History
The community was first settled by Irish and German immigrants in the 1830s. In October 1897, a Post Office was established there with the name of "Half-way", as it was near the halfway point of the stage run between downtown Detroit and the Macomb County seat at Mount Clemens. It incorporated as the village of Halfway in December 1924 and reincorporated as the City of East Detroit in January 1929. The city changed its name to "Eastpointe" after a vote in 1992; the name change had been proposed to remove any perceived association with the adjacent city of Detroit; the "-pointe" is intended to associate the city instead with the exclusive communities of the Grosse Pointes. Prior to 1924, most of the community formed a part of Erin Township.

The city's school district was unaffected by the municipal name change, and still is called East Detroit Public Schools. It has one high school, one alternative high school, two middle schools, six elementary schools and one early childhood center. East Detroit Public Schools services Macomb County residents, whose primary district boundaries encompass the City of Eastpointe and the southern portion of the City of Warren.

Population (year 2000): 34,077. Estimated population in July 2006: 32,949 (-3.3% change)
Males: 16,539 (48.5%)
Females: 17,538 (51.5%)

Macomb County

Median resident age: 36.6 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years

Zip codes: 48021

Estimated median household income in 2005: $47,300 (it was $46,261 in 2000)
Eastpointe: $47,300
Michigan: $46,039

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $119,300 (it was $98,100 in 2000)
Eastpointe: $119,300
Michigan: $149,300

Ancestries: German (27.1%), Polish (18.4%), Italian (16.7%), Irish (13.9%), English (8.2%), French (6.3%).

Land area: 5.10 square miles. Population density: 6499 people per square mile (high)

For population 25 years and over in Eastpointe
High school or higher: 79.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%
Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
Unemployed: 4.1%

Mean travel time to work: 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Eastpointe city
Never married: 26.4%
Now married: 52.2%
Separated: 0.9%
Widowed: 9.9%
Divorced: 10.6%

1,665 residents are foreign born
This city: 4.9%
Michigan: 5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Eastpointe: 1.5% ($1,448)
Michigan: 1.3% ($1,461)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Clair Shores, MI (3.7 miles, pop. 63,096)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (12.0 miles, pop. 951,270)

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (328.1 miles, pop. 2,896,016)

Nearest cities: Harper Woods, MI (2.4 miles), Roseville, MI (2.6 miles), St. Clair Shores, MI (3.7 miles), Grosse Pointe Woods, MI (3.9 miles), Fraser, MI (4.9 miles), Grosse Pointe Shores, MI (5.0 miles), Grosse Pointe Farms, MI (5.3 miles), Center Line, MI (5.4 miles)

Latitude: 42.47 N, Longitude: 82.95 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -7,950 (-23.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,942 (12.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 586

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in 2006: 58 (53 officers)
Officers per 1,000 residents here: 1.60
US city average: 3.00

Hospitals/medical centers near Eastpointe:
BI-COUNTY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; WARREN, MI)
ST JOHN HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CTR (about 5 miles; DETROIT, MI)
COTTAGE HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; GROSSE POINTE FARMS, MI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Eastpointe:
DETROIT CITY (about 6 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DET)
DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY (about 34 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DTW)
OAKLAND COUNTY INTERNATIONAL (about 35 miles; PONTIAC, MI; ID: PTK)

Other public-use airports nearest to Eastpointe:
COBO HALL (about 12 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: 84G)
BERZ-MACOMB (about 13 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: UIZ)
OAKLAND/TROY (about 16 miles; TROY, MI; ID: 7D2)

Amtrak stations near Eastpointe:
11 miles: WINDSOR (298 WALKER RD.). Services: ticket office.
12 miles: DETROIT (11 W. BALTIMORE AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
15 miles: ROYAL OAK (201 S. SHERMAN DR.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.ci.eastpointe.mi.us

College/University in Eastpointe:
RECORDING INSTITUTE OF DETROIT (Location: 14611 E 9 MILE RD; Private, for-profit)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Eastpointe:
MACOMB COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; WARREN, MI; Full-time enrollment: 11,057)
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-DETROIT CAMPUS (about 17 miles; TROY, MI; FT enrollment: 2,090)
LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; SOUTHFIELD, MI; FT enrollment: 2,479)
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 20,389)
MARYGROVE COLLEGE (about 22 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 5,301)
WAYNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (about 22 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 4,414)
UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY (about 22 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 4,119)

Public high school in Eastpointe:
EAST DETROIT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,694; Location: 15501 COUZENS; Grades: 09 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Eastpointe:
KELLY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 778; Location: 24701 KELLY ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
OAKWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 734; Location: 14825 NEHLS; Grades: 06 - 08)
BELLVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 438; Location: 15800 BELL; Grades: KG - 05)
FOREST PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 377; Location: 18361 FOREST AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
PLEASANTVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 376; Location: 16501 TOEPFER DRIVE; Grades: KG - 05)
CRESCENTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 342; Location: 14500 CRESCENTWOOD; Grades: KG - 05)
WOODLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 300; Location: 23750 DAVID; Grades: PK - 05)
KANTNER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 291; Location: 17363 TOEPFER; Grades: PK - 05)
KOEPSELL EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 241; Location: 21760 RAVEN AVENUE; Grades: KG - 06)
KELLWOOD SCHOOL (ALTERNATIVE) (Students: 111; Location: 19200 STEPHENS ROAD; Grades: UG - UG)

Private elementary/middle schools in Eastpointe:
ST PETER LUTHERAN SCH (Students: 317; Location: 23000 GRATIOT AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
ST THOMAS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 313; Location: 23801 KELLY ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
ST VERONICA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 299; Location: 21450 UNIVERSAL DRIVE; Grades: KG - 8)
ADVENT CHILDRENS CENTER (Students: 55; Location: 21439 KELLY RD; Grades: PK - KG)

Library in Eastpointe:
EASTPOINTE MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $676,572; Location: 15875 OAK AVENUE; 64,893 books; 2,287 audio materials; 2,351 video materials; 159 serial subscriptions)

Average household size:
This city: 2.5 people
Michigan: 2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city: 65.9%
Whole state: 68.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city: 5.5%
Whole state: 5.3%

Residents with income below the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 6.4%
Whole state: 10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 2.4%
Whole state: 4.8%

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