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 1,593 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Harbor Beach, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,593
Daytime Population: Workers 964
Daytime Population: Residents 878
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,842
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 1,558
Population in Familes 1,232
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density2 911
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $41,242
Average Household Income $54,085
Per Capita Income $24,150


Total Housing Units 950 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 576 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 155 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 220 (23.2%)
Median Home Value $90,164
Average Home Value $123,828


Total Households 730
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 459
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.92% -0.91%
Households -0.8% -0.84%
Families 0.15% -0.98%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

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, 2017 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 # 350 50th
Population Density # 363 48th
Diversity Index # 590 15th
Median Household Income # 476 31st
Per Capita Income # 318 54th

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