Port Austin is a tiny village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 644 people and just one neighborhood, Port Austin is the 526th largest community in Michigan.
Occupations and Workforce
Port Austin is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 90.66% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Port Austin is a village of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Austin who work in office and administrative support (18.68%), management occupations (13.19%) and food service (13.19%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Port Austin is a major vacation destination. Much of the village’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Port Austin’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
The village is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Port Austin has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Port Austin a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
As is often the case in a small village, Port Austin doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.