Port Sanilac, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Port Sanilac, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Port Sanilac had a population of 635 as of July 1, 2017. Port Sanilac 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 Sanilac is located at latitude 43.4286 and longitude -82.5448 in Sanilac County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Port Sanilac (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sanilac County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 610 feet.

The Village of Port Sanilac (GNIS ID: 2399005) 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 Sanilac is located within Township of Sanilac, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sanilac County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Port Sanilac 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 Sanilac, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 635
Daytime Population: Workers 272
Daytime Population: Residents 356
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 628
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 625
Population in Familes 493
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 791
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $43,375
Average Household Income $53,587
Per Capita Income $24,470


Total Housing Units 446 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 239 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 151 (33.9%)
Median Home Value $125,943
Average Home Value $163,808


Total Households 295
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 186
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 0.26% -0.06%
Households 0.24% 0.0%
Families 0.84% -0.22%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Port Sanilac, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Sanilac 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 # 501 28th
Population Density # 410 41st
Diversity Index # 639 8th
Median Household Income # 414 40th
Per Capita Income # 303 56th

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