Bay Shore, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bay Shore, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Bay Shore Census Designated Place had a population of 785 as of July 1, 2016. Bay Shore ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bay Shore is located at latitude 45.3608 and longitude -85.1115 in Charlevoix County. The formal boundaries for the Bay Shore Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Charlevoix County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 679 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Bay Shore Census Designated Place are located in Charlevoix County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Emmet County.

The Bay Shore Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583718) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of ""

The Bay Shore Census Designated Place is located within Township of Hayes, a minor civil division (MCD) of Charlevoix County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bay Shore population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bay Shore: Bayshore.

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


Total Population 785
Population in Households 785
Population in Familes 658
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 493
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 328
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 236
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 415 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 293 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 ( 8.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 (21.0%)
Median Home Value $183,871
Average Home Value $287,585


Median Household Income $59,779
Average Household Income $80,771
Per Capita Income $32,714
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 0.65%
Households 0.45% 0.54%
Families 1.43% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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 Shore, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bay Shore to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 482 30th
Population Density1 # 523 25th
Diversity Index2 # 337 51st
Median Household Income # 91 87th
Per Capita Income # 90 87th

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