Harbor Beach, Michigan is a small town with approximately 2,000 residents. Retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (23%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults figure less prominently in the demographics. At an average age of just under 44, the town's population is older than most cities in Michigan. Only 21% of residents rent in Harbor Beach, as home ownership is common in the area. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $585/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Harbor Beach will save around $3,500 compared to the state average.
With an average commute time of about 18 minutes, faster than most cities in Michigan, Harbor Beach residents know that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Driving is the most common means of commuting to work, chosen by 33% of residents, while public transit is not used. Walking (4%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number surpasses the national average.
Compared to the national average, Harbor Beach has a large percentage of residents older than 25 with a high school degree or equivalent (31%). Furthermore, 12% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. There are two primary industries in Harbor Beach: manufacturing and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 17% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's workers are in transportation, which ranks as the top field in the town. Harbor Beach workers bring in an average annual income of around $50,000, about $12,000 less than their peers elsewhere in Michigan. The town's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.
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