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, 2016)


Total Population 40,105
Population in Households 39,627
Population in Familes 31,233
Population in Group Qrtrs 478
Population Density1 608
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 17,078
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 10,935
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,515 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,307 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,771 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,437 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $104,347
Average Home Value $133,775


Median Household Income $45,276
Average Household Income $60,042
Per Capita Income $25,900
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% -0.3%
Households -0.01% -0.21%
Families -0.21% -0.33%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
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 City, MI 48706 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 48706 to the other 987 ZIP Codes 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 # 35 97th
Population Density1 # 269 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 360 64th
Median Household Income # 539 45th
Per Capita Income # 360 64th

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