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Sandusky, Michigan
Location of Sandusky, Michigan

Location of Sandusky, Michigan

Coordinates: 43°25′13″N 82°49′47″W / 43.42028, -82.82972
Country United States
State Michigan
County Sanilac
 – Mayor Tom Lukshaitis (NP)
 – Mayor Protem, Councilman Keith Costine
 – Councilmen Steve Polewach, Rick Cook
 – Councilwomen Virginia Bisset, Lupe Vandercook, Marguerite McNiven
 – Total 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
 – Land 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
 – Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 771 ft (235 m)
Population (2000)
 – Total 2,745
 – Density 1,446.3/sq mi (558.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48471
Area code(s) 810
FIPS code 26-71540[1]
GNIS feature ID 0637223[2]

Sandusky is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 2,745 with an estimate of 2,685 in 2006.[3] It is the county seat of Sanilac County[4].



  • According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km²), all land.
  • It is considered to be part of the Thumb of Michigan, which in turn is a subregion of the Flint/Tri-Cities.
    • Sandusky can also be considered as in the Blue Water area, a subregion of the Thumb.


Michigan highways

  • M-19
  • M-46


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,745 people, 1,081 households, and 649 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,446.3 per square mile (557.8/km²). There were 1,168 housing units at an average density of 615.4/sq mi (237.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.12% White, 0.87% African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.75% Asian, 1.35% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.42% of the population.

There were 1,081 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.9% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,667, and the median income for a family was $44,622. Males had a median income of $31,531 versus $20,932 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,639. About 7.2% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.


The thumb is divided in half in terms of the media. The northern portion is more attached to the Flint/Tri-Cities and the southern portion is more attached to Southeast Michigan. Major centers for the media are Port Huron, Sandusky, and Bad Axe.


See also: Template:Thumb Radio

The thumb area is an unranked radio area. Radio Stations heard thought a large majority of the thumb are WTGV-FM, WMIC AM, and WPHM AM. Some stations from Detroit, Tri-Cities, Flint and Southwestern Ontario can also be heard.


  • WNFR 90.7 FM, Port Huron, Christian Radio
  • WIDL 92.1 FM, Caro
  • WBGV 92.5 FM, Marlette, Today’s Best Country
  • WBTI 96.9 FM, Lexington, The Best of the 80s, 90s, and now
  • WTGV 97.7 FM, Sandusky, Light and Easy listining
  • WLEW 102.1 FM, Bad Axe, Your Classic Hits Station
  • WCZE 103.7 FM Harbor Beach / WHYT 88.1 FM Imlay City, Smile FM
  • WSAQ 107.1 FM, Port Huron, Q Country 107


  • WMIC 660 AM, Sandusky[5], The Thumb’s Information Station
  • WKYO 1360 AM, Caro
  • WPHM 1380 AM, Port Huron[6], Information Radio 1380
  • WHLS 1450 AM, Port Huron[7], America’s Best Music


  • Sandusky and Sanilac County are served by The Sandusky Tribune, which hits news racks on Wednesdays and mailboxes on Thursdays.
  • Daily editions of the Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News and the Port Huron Times Herald are also available throughout the area.

Broadcast Television

Sanilac County lies in the Detroit television market. Channels available on Comcast are as follows:


  • WNEM 5 (CBS)
  • WJRT 12 (ABC)
  • WEYI 25 (NBC)
  • WFUM 28 (PBS)
  • WSMH 66 (Fox)

Detroit Area

  • WDIV 4 (NBC)
  • WXYZ 7 (ABC)
  • WMYD 20 (MyNetworkTV)
  • WKBD 50 (The CW)

Southwestern Ontario

  • CKCO 42 (CTV)

WDCQ channel 35 (PBS) from Bad Axe is also available over-the-air, but is not seen on Comcast.

Surrounding Communities

External links

  • City of Sandusky


  1. ^ a b “American FactFinder”. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ USGS GNIS: Sandusky, Michigan
  3. ^ Sandusky, Michigan, Population Finder, U.S. Census Bureau
  4. ^ “Find a County”. National Association of Counties. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ WMIC
  6. ^ WPHA
  7. ^ WHLM
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