Port Sanilac, Michigan

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Port Sanilac, Michigan

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High Points

Port Sanilac strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Port Sanilac Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 15% Port Sanilac Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Port Sanilac, Michigan

Comparing Port Sanilac to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Racial Diversity 4 2
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 3
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
People Above Poverty 7 7
Median Family Income 4 3
People in Middle Class or Better 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Short Commute Times 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 5
Housing Recently Built 7 9
Affordability of Rents 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5

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Port Sanilac Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 61 miles NE of Rochester Hills, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 80 miles N of Detroit, Michigan
County Sanilac
Standard Zip Codes 48469
Phone Area Codes 810
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.43
Longitude -82.542

Port Sanilac Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.8 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
Distance 31.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 30 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31.3 inches
Station BAD AXE
Distance 34.3 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
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Port Sanilac Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 658 100%
Male 288 43.8%
Female 370 56.2%
Under 18 131 19.9%
18+ 527 80.1%
65+ 190 28.9%
Median Age 46.2
Average Family Size 2.77
White 636 96.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.8%
Other 4 0.6%
Mixed Race 12 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 14 2.1%

Estimated Port Sanilac Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 645
Growth -13
Growth % -2%

Port Sanilac Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 25.7%
Irish 16.3%
English 14.9%
French (except Basque) 8%
Polish 6.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.5%
US/American 6.4%
Italian 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
French Canadian 1.2%
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 1.2%
Scottish 1.2%
Canadian 1.1%
Dutch 0.9%
Norwegian 0.9%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Syrian 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Croatian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Lebanese 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Port Sanilac 658 $38,250
Applegate 287 $36,094
Carsonville 502 $37,679
Croswell 2,467 $37,593
Deckerville 944 $39,063
Lexington 1,104 $41,364
Melvin 160 $30,833

Port Sanilac Public Libraries

Sanilac District Library
Port Sanilac, Michigan
(810) 622-8623
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