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Eastpointe, Michigan

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Eastpointe is a city located in Macomb County, Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 34,077.

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History

Originally incorporated as the village of Halfway in 1924, it was rechartered as a city in 1929 under the name East Detroit. The city changed its name to Eastpointe after a vote in 1992. The school district still uses the name East Detroit, however.

Entertainment/Recreation

Though there are many options within the greater Metro Detroit area, residents of Eastpointe don't have to go far to enjoy some of life's distractions. One particularly nice event is the Music in the Park, put on every Wednesday during the summer months, from 7 until 9 p.m. at Spindler Park.

Geography

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Location of Eastpointe, Michigan

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.2 km² (5.1 mi²). 13.2 km² (5.1 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 34,077 people, 13,595 households, and 8,959 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,579.8/km² (6,678.8/mi²). There are 13,965 housing units at an average density of 1,057.2/km² (2,737.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 92.13% White, 4.70% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. 1.33% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 13,595 households out of which 30.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% are married couples living together, 12.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% are non-families. 28.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.50 and the average family size is 3.11.

In the city the population is spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $46,261, and the median income for a family is $54,895. Males have a median income of $41,449 versus $28,095 for females. The per capita income for the city is $20,665. 6.4% of the population and 4.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.5% of those under the age of 18 and 7.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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