Harbor Beach is the largest city on the Thumb’s sunrise side and the second largest city in Huron County. This lakeside community is often recognized for its large harbor, lighthouse, and industry, but there are many other elements that makes Harbor Beach the unique hub it is.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,703 people, 774 households, and 454 families residing in the city. The population density was 973.1 inhabitants per square mile (375.7/km2). There were 975 housing units at an average density of 557.1 per square mile (215.1/km2).
There were 774 households of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.3% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.80.
Age of Residents
Beyond the population
Harbor Beach is home to several major employers with many employees who commute to the city each day for work. They don't show in the statistics, but they are in the city often and are part of the market. The city also has done vast work on their beach and trail system, creating a new draw for tourists in the area. While Harbor Beach is more of an "all the time" place, they do get a good amount of tourism as well.