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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population29,388
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+11,532
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married36.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.9%
Median Earnings25+$25,692
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,574
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,914

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,885
% Above Poverty Level72.2%
% Below Poverty Level27.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.6%
% Using Public Transportation2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone34.8%
Median Gross Rent$714
Median House Value$74,100

Ancestry

German29.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.4%
Irish15.3%
English9.3%
Polish7.6%
Italian5.2%
Scottish4.7%
French Except Basque4.6%
Canadian3.2%
Dutch2.2%
Hungarian1.2%
Belgian0.9%
Russian0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Finnish0.4%
Arab0.4%
Welsh0.3%
African0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Port Huron Almanac

CategoryValue
County St. Clair County
Standard Zip Codes48060
P.O. Box Zip Codes48061
Phone Area Codes810
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.97
Approximate Longitude-82.42

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)

StationPORT HURON
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp15 to 30 F
Apr Temp35 to 54 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip31.3 inches
StationSANDUSKY
Distance36.6 miles
Jan Temp14 to 29 F
Apr Temp35 to 54 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip29.2 inches
StationLAPEER WWTP
Distance44.7 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 55 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 59 F
Annual Precip30.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Emmett259$69,167
Marine City4,161$57,951
Marysville9,775$72,259
Memphis1,196$65,357
Richmond5,844$72,000
St. Clair5,395$62,829

Port Huron Public Libraries

Saint Clair County Library System
210 MCMORRAN BOULEVARD
Port Huron, Michigan
(810) 987-7323

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Port Huron Hospitals

Port Huron Hospital
(Non-profit)
1221 Pine Grove Ave
St Joseph Mercy Port Huron
(Non-profit)
2601 Electric Avenue

Port Huron Public Schools

Blue Water Middle College Academy
323 Erie Street, P.o. Box 5015
ZIP: 48060
(810) 989-5805
High
Total Enrollment 313
Central Middle School
200 32nd St
ZIP: 48060
(810) 984-6533
Middle
Total Enrollment 924
Cleveland Elementary School
2801 Vanness St
ZIP: 48060
(810) 984-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 252
East Shore Leadership Academy
1403 7th St
ZIP: 48060
(810) 247-0687
Primary
Total Enrollment 76
Garfield Elementary School
1221 Garfield St
ZIP: 48060
(810) 984-6509
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
H D Crull Elementary School
2615 Hancock St
ZIP: 48060
(810) 984-6504
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Harrison Center
55 - 15th Street
ZIP: 48060
(810) 455-0029
Other
Total Enrollment 226
Holland Woods Middle School
1617 Holland Ave
ZIP: 48060
(810) 984-6548
Middle
Total Enrollment 578
Michigamme Elementary School
2855 Michigan Rd
ZIP: 48060
(810) 984-6523
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
Port Huron High School
2215 Court St
ZIP: 48060
(810) 984-2611
High
Total Enrollment 1359
Port Huron Northern High School
1799 Krafft Rd
ZIP: 48060
(810) 984-2671
High
Total Enrollment 1264
Roosevelt Elementary School
1112 20th St
ZIP: 48060
(810) 984-6525
Primary
Total Enrollment 405
St. Clair County Intervention Academy
1170 Michigan Rd
ZIP: 48060
(810) 966-1649
Other
Total Enrollment 71
St. Clair County Learning Academy
1520 Michigan Rd
ZIP: 48060
(810) 364-8990
Other
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School
834 Chestnut St
ZIP: 48060
(810) 984-6530
Primary
Total Enrollment 445

Port Huron Private Schools

St Mary/mccormick Catholic Academy
1429 Ballentine St
ZIP: 48060
Elementary
Total Enrollment 145
Trinity Lutheran School
1517 10th St
ZIP: 48060
Elementary
Total Enrollment 51
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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

Public Library between 1900 and 1920

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