Port Huron, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Port Huron, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Port Huron had a population of 29,508 as of July 1, 2017. Port Huron ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Huron is located at latitude 42.9938 and longitude -82.4337 in St. Clair County. The formal boundaries for the City of Port Huron (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.09 sq. miles and a water area of 4.18 sq. miles. St. Clair County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 607 feet.

The City of Port Huron (GNIS ID: 1626932) 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 Port Huron 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 Port Huron: Desmond.

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


Total Population 29,508
Daytime Population: Workers 17,865
Daytime Population: Residents 16,866
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 34,731
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 28,745
Population in Familes 21,334
Population in Group Qrtrs 763
Population Density2 3,647
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $34,512
Average Household Income $47,135
Per Capita Income $19,728


Total Housing Units 13,921 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,182 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,768 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,972 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $88,201
Average Home Value $120,164


Total Households 11,949
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 7,033
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 -0.31% -0.25%
Households -0.26% -0.21%
Families -0.53% -0.38%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

Port Huron, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Huron 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 # 40 94th
Population Density # 46 93rd
Diversity Index # 95 86th
Median Household Income # 624 10th
Per Capita Income # 580 16th

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