Located on Lake Huron in Michigan’s Thumb, Port Hope truly is “The Little Town With The Big WELCOME!” The quaint, small town atmosphere provides the perfect setting for a relaxing vacation or a get-away summer home. Port Hope offers many things for the visitor and resident alike. 


Population data


As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 267 people, 133 households, and 80 families residing in the village. The population density was 264.4 inhabitants per square mile (102.1/km2). There were 201 housing units at an average density of 199.0 per square mile (76.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 93.3% White, 1.9% Native American, and 4.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 133 households of which 16.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.8% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 24% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.58.


Age of Residents

Gender Makeup


Beyond the population

Population growth in the summer and fall seasons bring a much larger market to the area. Port Hope contains a large county park area with a sizable campground and several Port Hope homes are summer getaways. Hunting and fishing are major attractions allowing the population increase to last beyond the summer season. 

The city of Harbor Beach is only 7 miles south of Port Hope, further expanding it's reach. The surrounding farm land also contains many year round resident families. 

Properties Available


A quick snapshot of available downtown properties

Please contact a local realtor to learn more


What makes Port Hope Special?


Unique features of Port Hope

Known for superior fishing, hunting, and boating

Stafford County Park & Campground

Lake Huron frontage


Train Depot Museum


What about water?

Learn more about Port Hope’s water availability and their waste water treatment process by clicking the button below.

Community Projects & Developments


Train Depot Rehab

On September 10, 2015 the Depot was officially dedicated as a historic landmark. It serves as a classic example of buildings designed by the railroad company that was economical to build. It highlights the complex history of Port Hope and the entire upper Thumb area.

Port Hope Mercentile

Downtown Investment

Port Hope has had some investors rehabilitating blighted buildings and creating new businesses. Help them keep the ball rolling and bring your business to the village!


Click here to learn more about Port Hope in a recent article called, “Port Hope Highlight”