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People

Total Population 712
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 35.4%
Employed Population 16+ 212
Age of the Population 56

Families

% of people married 44.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $39,167
% Above Poverty Level 69.7%
% Below Poverty Level 30.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 47.7%
Median Gross Rent $369
Median House Value $101,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.1%
US/American 0%
English 10.7%
Irish 15.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Port Austin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 64 miles NE of Saginaw, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 118 miles N of Detroit, Michigan
County Huron
Standard Zip Codes 48467
Phone Area Codes 989
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.046
Longitude -82.994

Port Austin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BAD AXE
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 27 F
Apr Temp 33 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 32.4 inches
Station EAST TAWAS
Distance 30 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 31.1 inches
Station SANDUSKY
Distance 44.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 29.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Port Austin, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Grindstone City (48467)

Pointe Aux Barques (48467)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bad Axe 3,052 $40,147
Caseville 773 $57,679
Elkton 862 $37,578
Kinde 490 $50,104
Pigeon 1,262 $54,432
Port Hope 251 $41,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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114 RAILROAD STREET
Port Austin, Michigan
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Historic Port Austin

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Port Austin Reef Light House between 1900 and 1906

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Port Austin Reef Light House between 1900 and 1906

S.S. M.W. [i.e. Howard M. Hanna on reef (near Pt. Austin light (Lake Huron)]) 1913 Nov. 9 (est.)

Port Austin Reef lights between 1895 and 1910

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