Port Austin, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Port Austin, Michigan - Basic Facts

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The Village of Port Austin had a population of 640 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Port Austin, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 640
Daytime Population: Workers 251
Daytime Population: Residents 440
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 691
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 628
Population in Familes 451
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 622
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $38,947
Average Household Income $54,979
Per Capita Income $28,191


Total Housing Units 718 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 268 (37.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 ( 8.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 389 (54.2%)
Median Home Value $121,983
Average Home Value $164,700


Total Households 329
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 184
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.51% -0.7%
Households -0.37% -0.62%
Families 1.26% -0.77%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.98%

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, 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 # 499 28th
Population Density # 467 33rd
Diversity Index # 572 18th
Median Household Income # 540 22nd
Per Capita Income # 190 73rd

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