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Welcome to Port Huron ...

The city of Port Huron is located in Saint Clair County<1> and is the County Seat for Saint Clair County.

A typical abbreviation for Port Huron: Prt. Huron

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Port Huron has a population of 28,794 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Port Huron.

Going back to its beginning, Port Huron was originally named Desmond. For more information about the names of Port Huron, see The Names of Port Huron on our Genealogy Page.

The community of Port Huron is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Port Huron is within the boundaries of the (810) area code.

The ZIP codes for Port Huron: 48060-48061<4>

Websites for Port Huron ...

Official Website: www.porthuron.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Port Huron had an population of 28,794 people. This is a decrease of 4.61% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.96% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Port Huron had a population of 30,184 people (or 18.51% of the total population of Saint Clair County). This makes Port Huron the county's most populous community.

The population of Port Huron represents 0.31% of the total population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 36th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 30,184 people, the population of Port Huron decreased 6.66% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 32,338 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Port Huron.

Adding Port Huron to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Port Huron 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 Port Huron was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities near Port Huron ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Port Huron.

  • Plympton-Wyoming
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plympton-Wyoming
    • Plympton-Wyoming lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Port Huron
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plympton-Wyoming came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plympton-Wyoming
  • Richmond [Macomb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
    • Richmond [Macomb County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Port Huron
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,800 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<8>
  • Saint Clair [Saint Clair County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Clair
    • Saint Clair [Saint Clair County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Port Huron
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,496 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Clair
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Clair<8>
  • Petrolia
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Marine City [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marine City
      • Marine City [Saint Clair County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Port Huron
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,035 people
      • Former names for Marine City:
      • Cottrellville
      • Marine
      • Newport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marine City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marine City<8>
    • Memphis [Macomb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Memphis
      • Memphis [Macomb County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Port Huron
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,170 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Memphis have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Memphis:
      • Well's Settlement
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memphis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Memphis<8>
    • Emmett [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmett
      • Emmett [Saint Clair County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Port Huron
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmett have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emmett<8>
    • Sparlingville [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparlingville
      • Sparlingville [Saint Clair County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Port Huron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparlingville
    • Froomfield
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Froomfield
      • Froomfield lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Port Huron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Froomfield came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Froomfield
    • Marysville [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marysville
      • Marysville [Saint Clair County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Port Huron
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,649 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marysville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marysville<8>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Port Huron. Our list includes 36 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Port Huron.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Port Huron ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Michigan

About Saint Clair County

About Michigan

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Port Huron: www.porthuron.org/

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclaircounty.org/

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 Saint Clair, 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 Port Huron.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Port Huron - 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 Port Huron). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Port Huron or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Port Huron includes: 48060 & 48061.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Port Huron) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Port Huron. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Port HuronOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Huron. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9762, Longitude: -82.4331    
<6>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<7>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.
<8>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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