Bay City, MI 48706 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 48706: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Bay City, MI 48706

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,296
  • Single Family Addresses: 16,495
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,147
  • County: Bay County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.608, Longitude -83.919
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Bay City, MI 48706 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 39,585
Daytime Population: Workers 16,775
Daytime Population: Residents 22,093
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 38,868
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 39,105
Population in Familes 30,790
Population in Group Qrtrs 480
Population Density2 580
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $47,556
Average Household Income $63,368
Per Capita Income $27,131


Total Housing Units 18,187 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,958 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,779 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,450 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $111,293
Average Home Value $139,360


Total Households 16,737
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 10,693
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.27% -0.47%
Households -0.24% -0.44%
Families -0.46% -0.58%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

Bay City, MI 48706 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 48706 to the other 984 ZIP Codes in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 38 96th
Population Density # 269 73rd
Diversity Index # 358 64th
Median Household Income # 538 45th
Per Capita Income # 357 64th

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