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Welcome to Bad Axe ...

The city of Bad Axe is located in Michigan's Thumb.

Bad Axe is located in Huron County<1> and is the County Seat for Huron County.

The location of Bad Axe has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bad Axe has a population of 2,913 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Bad Axe.

The community of Bad Axe is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Bad Axe lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Bad Axe is located in the (989) area code.

The ZIP code for Bad Axe: 48413<5>

Websites for Bad Axe ...

Official Website: www.cityofbadaxe.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bad Axe had an population of 2,913 people. This is a decrease of 6.9% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.86% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bad Axe had a population of 3,129 people (which is 9.45% of the total population of Huron County). This makes Bad Axe the county's most populous community.

The population of Bad Axe represents 0.03% of the total population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 196th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,129 people, the population of Bad Axe decreased 9.62% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,462 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bad Axe.

Communities near Bad Axe ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bad Axe.

  • Cass City [Tuscola County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cass City
    • Cass City [Tuscola County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Bad Axe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,273 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cass City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cass City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cass City<7>
  • Harbor Beach [Huron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbor Beach
    • Harbor Beach [Huron County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Bad Axe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,570 people
    • Former name for Harbor Beach:
    • Sand Beach
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harbor Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harbor Beach<7>
  • Pigeon [Huron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pigeon
    • Pigeon [Huron County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Bad Axe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,108 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pigeon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pigeon<7>
  • Ubly [Huron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ubly
    • Ubly [Huron County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Bad Axe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 777 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ubly
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ubly<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Elkton [Huron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkton
      • Elkton [Huron County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Bad Axe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 741 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkton<7>
    • Caseville [Huron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caseville
      • Caseville [Huron County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Bad Axe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 725 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caseville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caseville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caseville<7>
    • Port Austin [Huron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Austin
      • Port Austin [Huron County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Bad Axe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 615 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Austin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Austin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Austin<7>
    • Kinde [Huron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinde
      • Kinde [Huron County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Bad Axe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 411 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinde
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kinde<7>
    • Gagetown [Tuscola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gagetown
      • Gagetown [Tuscola County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Bad Axe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 361 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gagetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gagetown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gagetown<7>
    • Port Hope [Huron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Hope
      • Port Hope [Huron County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Bad Axe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 248 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Hope<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bad Axe. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bad Axe.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bad Axe. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bad Axe.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bad Axe. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bad Axe.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bad Axe ...

Looking for more information about Bad Axe? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bad Axe, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bad Axe.

Adding Bad Axe to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bad Axe in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Bad Axe was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Bad Axe on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Michigan (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bad Axe on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Michigan

About Huron County

About Michigan

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bad Axe: www.cityofbadaxe.com/

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Huron, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bad Axe.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bad Axe - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bad Axe). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bad Axe or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bad Axe) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bad Axe. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bad AxeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bad Axe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8028, Longitude: -82.9969       In this case, the coordinates for Bad Axe have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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