Bay County MI Information


Bay County Subdivisions

Bay County MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 105,660
Population in Households 104,222
Population in Familes 81,792
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,438
Population Density1 239
Diversity Index2 22


Median Household Income $48,309
Average Household Income $63,035
Per Capita Income $26,567


Total Housing Units 48,220 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35,687 (74.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,209 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,324 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $116,182
Average Home Value $151,716


Total Households 43,896
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 28,137
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.24% -0.44%
Households -0.19% -0.41%
Families -0.41% -0.56%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   3.68%


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, 2018 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 Density # 15 83rd
Diversity Index # 35 59th
Median Household Income # 34 60th
Per Capita Income # 30 65th

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