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Overview

Introduction to Port Huron, Michigan

Port Huron, Michigan, in St Clair county, is 40 miles NE of St. Clair Shores, Michigan and 54 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan. The city is considered part of the Detroit metropolitan area.

Port Huron History

The first settlement in the area was established in Fort Gratiot in the year 1814. Port Huron was officially incorporated as a city in 1857. Successful shipbuilding and lumber industries grew up in the area in the 1850s and played a significant role in the development of Port Huron. A devastating fire burned much of the city and the surrounding areas on October 8, 1871.

Port Huron and nearby Attractions

  • Port Huron Museum
  • Henry McMorran Memorial Auditorium
  • Saint Clair County Jail
  • Shiloh Church
  • Riverside Marina
  • White Park

Things To Do In Port Huron

A number of locations in the city of Port Huron have been designated as historic sites by the State of Michigan. Among those are the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, Fort St. Joseph and the Port Huron Public Library. The lighthouse is an early 19th century construction while Fort St. Joseph was built in 1686 by a French explorer. The Port Huron Museum is a series of five museums that display some interesting exhibits illustrating the historical and cultural background of the city. There are a number of parks in Port Huron that provide recreational opportunities to be enjoyed by both adults and children. The "Port Huron to Mackinac Boat Race" is conducted every year and is very popular among the people in this area.

Port Huron Transportation

St. Clair County International Airport is nearby.

Port Huron Higher Education

Higher educational institutes offering full-time enrollment to students in Port Huron include the St Clair County Community College and the Baker College of Port Huron. The Macomb Community College and the University of Phoenix-Detroit Campus are the other local higher educational institutes.

People

Total Population 29,508
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 11,519
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 39.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.2%
Median Earnings25+ $26,281
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,598
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,981

Wealth

Median Family Income $41,370
% Above Poverty Level 71.6%
% Below Poverty Level 28.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.4%
Median Gross Rent $691
Median House Value $73,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.1%
US/American 0%
English 10%
Irish 15.6%

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

Port Huron Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles NE of St. Clair Shores, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 54 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan
County St Clair
Standard Zip Codes 48060
P.O. Box Zip Codes 48061
Phone Area Codes 810
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.97
Longitude -82.425

Port Huron 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 PORT HURON
Distance 1 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 SANDUSKY
Distance 36.6 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
Station LAPEER WWTP
Distance 44.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 30.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Port Huron Township (48060)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Emmett 299 $60,625
Marine City 4,172 $54,271
Marysville 9,797 $70,387
Memphis 1,230 $65,500
Richmond 5,825 $60,547
St. Clair 5,394 $61,250

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

Port Huron Public Libraries

Library
Saint Clair County Library
210 MCMORRAN BLVD
Port Huron, Michigan
(810) 987-7323
Library Web Site

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Port Huron Hospitals

MERCY HOSPITAL - PORT HURON
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
2601 ELECTRIC AVENUE
(810) 985-1510
Emergency Service: Yes

PORT HURON HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1221 PINE GROVE AVE
(810) 987-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Port Huron High Schools

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PORT HURON HIGH SCHOOL
2215 COURT STREET
810-984-2611
Serves 1,843 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.1

PORT HURON NORTHERN HIGH SCHOOL
1799 KRAFFT ROAD
810-984-2671
Serves 1,665 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.5

PORT HURON SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL
3001 ELECTRIC AVENUE
810-984-6561
A Non-traditional School
Serves 187 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.4

ST. CLAIR COUNTY LEARNING ACADEMY
2706 10TH AVENUE
810-364-8990
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 30 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.5

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1503 KRAFFT ROAD
810-984-3896
A Non-traditional School
Serves 22 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.3

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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

High school between 1900 and 1910

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