Bay County MI Information


Bay County Subdivisions

Bay County MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 106,722
Population in Households 105,284
Population in Familes 83,497
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,438
Population Density1 241
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 44,618
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 28,775
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 48,573 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34,122 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,496 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,955 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $100,918
Average Home Value $134,678


Median Household Income $45,053
Average Household Income $58,455
Per Capita Income $24,814
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.16% -0.29%
Households 0.01% -0.19%
Families -0.19% -0.31%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Bay County MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bay County to the other 83 counties and county equivalents in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 20 77th
Population Density1 # 15 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 37 58th
Median Household Income # 34 60th
Per Capita Income # 28 67th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.