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Port Hope, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Port Hope had a population of 238 as of July 1, 2020. Port Hope ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Port Hope is located at latitude 43.9408 and longitude -82.7127 in Huron County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Port Hope encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Huron County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 610 feet.

The Village of Port Hope (GNIS ID: 2399003) 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 Hope is located within Township of Rubicon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Huron County.


Port Hope, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 238 (100%)
Population in Households 237 (99.6%)
Population in Families 187 (78.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 235
Diversity Index2 21


Median Household Income $40,496
Average Household Income $53,403
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $25,558
Wealth Index5 54


Total HU (Housing Units) 201 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 103 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 ( 9.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 (39.8%)
Median Home Value $130,357
Average Home Value $155,825
Housing Affordability Index3 189


Total Households 121
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 79
Average Family Size 2
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -1.12% -1.03%
Households -0.92% -0.84%
Families -0.12% -1.03%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.79%


Port Hope, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Hope to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 640 8th
Population Density # 610 12th
Median Household Income # 568 18th
Housing Affordability Index # 215 31st
Per Capita Income # 392 43rd
Diversity Index # 266 62nd

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