Port Austin, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Village of Port Austin had a population of 639 as of July 1, 2016. Port Austin 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 Port Austin is located at latitude 44.0426 and longitude -82.9951 in Huron County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Port Austin (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Huron County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 594 feet.

The Village of Port Austin (GNIS ID: 2399000) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Port Austin is located within Township of Port Austin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Huron County.

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

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Port Austin, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 639
Population in Households 628
Population in Familes 451
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 621
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 328
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 184
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 724 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 269 (37.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 ( 8.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 396 (54.7%)
Median Home Value $119,298
Average Home Value $166,138


Median Household Income $36,141
Average Household Income $50,355
Per Capita Income $25,809
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.61% -0.51%
Households -0.48% -0.37%
Families 1.47% -0.55%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   2.4%
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.

Port Austin, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Austin 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 # 499 28th
Population Density1 # 470 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 592 15th
Median Household Income # 558 20th
Per Capita Income # 214 69th

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