Harbor Beach, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Harbor Beach, Michigan - Basic Facts

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The City of Harbor Beach had a population of 1,629 as of July 1, 2016. Harbor Beach ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Harbor Beach is located at latitude 43.8448 and longitude -82.6546 in Huron County. The formal boundaries for the City of Harbor Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Huron County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 607 feet.

The City of Harbor Beach (GNIS ID: 1626433) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Harbor Beach population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Harbor Beach: Harbor of Refuge, Sand Beach.

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Harbor Beach, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,629
Population in Households 1,594
Population in Familes 1,264
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density1 932
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 746
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 470
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 975 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 591 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 155 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 229 (23.5%)
Median Home Value $88,287
Average Home Value $123,393


Median Household Income $39,180
Average Household Income $50,787
Per Capita Income $22,623
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.71% -0.56%
Households -0.59% -0.49%
Families 0.56% -0.6%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Harbor Beach, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harbor Beach to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 343 51st
Population Density1 # 354 49th
Diversity Index2 # 598 14th
Median Household Income # 482 30th
Per Capita Income # 345 50th

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