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Welcome to Harbor Beach ...

The city of Harbor Beach is located in Michigan's Thumb.

Harbor Beach is located in Huron County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Harbor Beach: Harbor Bch.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Harbor Beach has a population of 1,584 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Harbor Beach, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated circa 1910.

The city of Harbor Beach was previously named Sand Beach. Going back to its beginning, The community of Harbor Beach was originally named Barnettsville. For more information about the names of Harbor Beach, see The Names of Harbor Beach on our Genealogy Page.

Harbor Beach is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Harbor Beach: (989)

The ZIP code for Harbor Beach: 48441<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Harbor Beach had an population of 1,584 people. This is a decrease of 6.99% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.77% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Harbor Beach had a population of 1,703 people (or 5.14% of the total population of Huron County). This makes Harbor Beach the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Harbor Beach represents 0.02% of the population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 278th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,703 people, the population of Harbor Beach decreased 7.29% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,837 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Harbor Beach.

Communities Also Named Harbor Beach ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Harbor Beach - they are located in Florida and Massachusetts.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Harbor Beach.

Communities near Harbor Beach ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Harbor Beach.

  • Bad Axe [Huron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bad Axe
    • Bad Axe [Huron County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Harbor Beach
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,889 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bad Axe have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bad Axe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bad Axe<7>
  • Ubly [Huron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ubly
    • Ubly [Huron County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Harbor Beach
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 777 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ubly
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ubly<7>
  • Kinde [Huron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinde
    • Kinde [Huron County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Harbor Beach
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 411 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinde
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kinde<7>
  • Port Hope [Huron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Hope
    • Port Hope [Huron County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Harbor Beach
    • 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>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Minden City [Sanilac County]
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      • Minden City [Sanilac County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Harbor Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 180 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minden City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minden City<7>
    • Forestville [Sanilac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestville
      • Forestville [Sanilac County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Harbor Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 126 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestville
    • Ruth [Huron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruth
      • Ruth [Huron County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Harbor Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruth have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruth<7>
    • White Rock [Huron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Rock
      • White Rock [Huron County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Harbor Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Rock
    • Redman [Huron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redman
      • Redman [Huron County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Harbor Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redman
    • Rapson [Huron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rapson
      • Rapson [Huron County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Harbor Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rapson

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 Harbor Beach. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Harbor Beach.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Harbor Beach. 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 Harbor Beach.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Harbor Beach. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Harbor Beach.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Harbor Beach ...

Looking for more information about Harbor Beach? 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 Harbor Beach, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Harbor Beach.

Adding Harbor Beach to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Harbor Beach 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 Harbor Beach was on a map titled Map of Michigan (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Harbor Beach. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Harbor Beach.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Harbor Beach - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Harbor Beach). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Harbor Beach or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Harbor Beach) 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 Harbor Beach. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Harbor BeachOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harbor Beach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8447, Longitude: -82.6515    
<6>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.
<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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