Port Sanilac, Michigan

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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.0%

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Michigan average:

1.66
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Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.1%
Michigan:

6.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +13 (+2.0%).
Most common industries in Port Sanilac, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.5%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.5%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.4%)
  • Machinery (5.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.9%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (8.0%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Port Sanilac, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (9.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Registered nurses (3.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (9.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.4%)
  • Top executives (4.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (10.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Registered nurses (7.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.4%)

Average climate in Port Sanilac, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Port Sanilac-area historical tornado activity is below Michigan state average. It is 45% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.0 miles away from the Port Sanilac village center injured 23 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/21/1953, a category F4 tornado 31.8 miles away from the village center killed 2 people and injured 68 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Port Sanilac-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 173.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 144.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 221.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 168.1 miles away from Port Sanilac center
On 6/10/2019 at 14:50:45, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 133.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 451.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sanilac County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Port Sanilac topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Port Sanilac:

  • DECKERVILLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; DECKERVILLE, MI)
  • AUTUMNWOOD OF DECKERVILLE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; DECKERVILLE, MI)
  • SANILAC MEDICAL CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SANDUSKY, MI)
  • MCKENZIE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; SANDUSKY, MI)
  • FMC - SANDUSKY (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; SANDUSKY, MI)
  • ASSOCIATED HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; SANDUSKY, MI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Port Sanilac:

  • St Clair County Community College (about 32 miles; Port Huron, MI; Full-time enrollment: 3,057)
  • Oakland University (about 63 miles; Rochester Hills, MI; FT enrollment: 16,449)
  • Baker College of Clinton Township (about 64 miles; Clinton Township, MI; FT enrollment: 3,413)
  • Mott Community College (about 64 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 7,394)
  • Baker College of Auburn Hills (about 65 miles; Auburn Hills, MI; FT enrollment: 2,284)
  • University of Michigan-Flint (about 65 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 6,284)
  • Kettering University (about 66 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 2,044)

Library in Port Sanilac:

  • SANILAC DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $172,918; Location: 7130 MAIN STREET; 38,207 books; 1,344 audio materials; 2,194 video materials; 125 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Port Sanilac: NWS Signal Station (A), Sanilac Township Hall (B), Port Sanilac Fire Department (C), Sanilac District Library (D), Port Sanilac Police Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Port Sanilac include: Saint John Lutheran Church (A), Saint Mary Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Port Sanilac include: Masonic and Town Hall Historical Marker (1), Loop-Harrison House Historical Marker (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Douros Dianne H MTL (120 North Ridge Street), Bellaire Motel & Lodge (120 North Ridge Street).

Sanilac County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Port Sanilac and their reported violations in the past:

HURON SHORES GOLF CLUB (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This village:

2.1 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

60.3%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

7.2%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
18 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
6 people in homes for the mentally ill in 2000
5 people in other group homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Port Sanilac (2011 data):

  • Exchange State Bank: Port Sanilac Branch at 55 South Ridge Street, branch established on 1964/12/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $134.6 mil, Deposits: $118.9 mil, headquarters in Carsonville, MI, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Exchange State Bank Corp.
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Port Sanilac
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Port Sanilac, MI (based on Sanilac County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,46010
Evangelical Protestant5,23340
Mainline Protestant4,22231
Other8137
None25,386-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
This county:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Sanilac County:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Sanilac County:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Sanilac County:

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

6.20 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Sanilac County:

9.7%
State:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Sanilac County:

30.9%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sanilac County:

10.5%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Port Sanilac:

61.6%
Michigan:

50.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

63.7%
Michigan:

47.9%

Average BMI:
Port Sanilac:

27.5
Michigan:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Port Sanilac:

18.6%
Michigan:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Port Sanilac:

10.8%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.3
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

38.1%
Michigan:

34.1%

General health condition:
This city:

65.7%
Michigan:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.5%
Michigan:

79.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Port Sanilac, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 3$10,949$43,7960$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$4,007$48,0843$3,685
Other Government Administration 1$2,680$32,1600$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$978
Firefighters 0$0 30$3,339
Totals for Government 5$17,636$42,32636$8,002

Port Sanilac government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $629,000 ($1082.62)
    Sewerage: $173,000 ($297.76)
    Regular Highways: $163,000 ($280.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $76,000 ($130.81)
    Police Protection: $66,000 ($113.60)
    Parks and Recreation: $64,000 ($110.15)
    Local Fire Protection: $54,000 ($92.94)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $60,000 ($103.27)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $195,000 ($335.63)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $24,000 ($41.31)

Port Sanilac government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $416,000 ($716.01)
    Sewerage: $126,000 ($216.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $98,000 ($168.67)
    Other: $88,000 ($151.46)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $88,000 ($151.46)
    Donations From Private Sources: $17,000 ($29.26)
    Sale of Property: $7,000 ($12.05)
    Rents: $6,000 ($10.33)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.72)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $127,000 ($218.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $64,000 ($110.15)
    General Local Government Support: $50,000 ($86.06)
    Other: $5,000 ($8.61)
  • Tax - Property: $397,000 ($683.30)

Port Sanilac government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,603,000 ($4480.21)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,452,000 ($4220.31)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $300,000 ($516.35)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $149,000 ($256.45)

Port Sanilac government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $151,000 ($259.90)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,442,000 ($2481.93)

5.43% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,495 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.43%
Michigan average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from St. Clair County, MI  1.32% ($36,251 average AGI)
from Macomb County, MI  0.67% ($41,776)
from Lapeer County, MI  0.55% ($39,138)


5.33% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,353 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.33%
Michigan average:

5.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to St. Clair County, MI  1.22% ($36,026 average AGI)
to Lapeer County, MI  0.50% ($38,975)
to Macomb County, MI  0.49% ($40,641)

Businesses in Port Sanilac, MI

  • True Value: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Port Sanilac:

  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WMIC (660 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SANDUSKY, MI; Owner: SANILAC BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPHM (1380 AM; 5 kW; PORT HURON, MI; Owner: LIGGETT COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Port Sanilac:

  • WNFR (90.7 FM; SANDUSKY, MI; Owner: ROSS BIBLE CHURCH)
  • WTGV-FM (97.7 FM; SANDUSKY, MI; Owner: SANILAC BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBTI (96.9 FM; LEXINGTON, MI; Owner: LIGGETT COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WBGV (92.5 FM; MARLETTE, MI; Owner: GB BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Port Sanilac:

  • WDCP-TV (Channel 35; BAD AXE, MI; Owner: DELTA COLLEGE)

Port Sanilac fatal accident list:

Jun 21, 2000 08:01 AM, Sr-25, Lat: 43.423670, Lon: -82.542761, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 7, 1977 11:20 PM, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 1.7mTotal length
  • 5,938Total average daily traffic
  • 236Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,774Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • PORT SANILAC, Lat: 43.450111 Lon: -82.555611, Call Sign: WQHL940,
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.393 MHz, Grant Date: 06/20/2017, Expiration Date: 09/05/2027, Certifier: William Noelke, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8510, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • 7365 Cedar St (Lat: 43.430028 Lon: -82.538806), Type: Building, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: KPB640, Licensee ID: L00002735,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 06/06/1994, Expiration Date: 06/06/1999, Cancellation Date: 04/22/2003, Registrant: Port Sanilac Marina Inc, 7365 Cedar St, Port Sanilac, MI 48469
  • 7365 Cedar St (Lat: 43.430000 Lon: -82.538889), Type: Bant, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 10 m, Call Sign: WQAD341,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 02/27/2014, Expiration Date: 05/10/2024, Certifier: Chester S Kolascz, Registrant: Port Sanilac Marina, 7365 Cedar St, Port Sanilac, MI 48469, Phone: (810) 622-9651, Fax: (810) 622-8555, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: K8LHW, Licensee ID: L00764137, Grant Date: 11/05/2003, Expiration Date: 01/25/2014, Cancellation Date: 01/26/2016, Registrant: Charles R Corbishley, 1486 N Lakeshore Dr, Port Sanilac, MI 48469
  • Call Sign: K8LHX, Licensee ID: L00820410, Grant Date: 02/26/2004, Expiration Date: 05/24/2014, Cancellation Date: 05/25/2016, Certifier: Willidean W Corbishley, Registrant: Willidean W Corbishley, 1486 N Lakeshore Dr, Port Sanilac, MI 48469
  • Call Sign: KB8IST, Licensee ID: L00182535, Grant Date: 03/04/2020, Expiration Date: 03/06/2030, Certifier: Phillip B Merriman, Registrant: Phillip B Merriman, 1436 N Lakeshore Rd, Port Sanilac, MI 48469
  • Call Sign: KB8PNS, Licensee ID: L00722340, Grant Date: 08/26/2013, Expiration Date: 09/14/2023, Certifier: Ronald W Cole, Registrant: Ronald W Cole, 491 S Lake St, Port Sanilac, MI 48469

Most common first names in Port Sanilac, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2275.3 years
William1876.3 years
Mary1777.9 years
Robert1576.9 years
Joseph1574.7 years
Margaret1379.8 years
George1377.2 years
Charles1374.0 years
Edward1174.4 years
Frank1172.3 years
Most common last names in Port Sanilac, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith875.4 years
Johnson585.2 years
Platts583.2 years
Falls475.5 years
Foley466.8 years
Albrecht475.8 years
Murray466.7 years
Thomas473.3 years
Griffin380.3 years
Brady372.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Port Sanilac, MI
  • 95.0%Utility gas
  • 3.6%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Port Sanilac, MI
  • 87.0%Utility gas
  • 8.7%Electricity
  • 4.3%No fuel used


Port Sanilac compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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