Bay County MI Information


Bay County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 105,978
Daytime Population: Workers 38,367
Daytime Population: Residents 58,640
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 97,007
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 104,540
Population in Familes 82,776
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,438
Population Density2 240
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $46,844
Average Household Income $61,081
Per Capita Income $25,743


Total Housing Units 48,220 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 33,461 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,548 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,211 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $105,878
Average Home Value $139,852


Total Households 44,009
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 28,289
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 -0.23% -0.43%
Households -0.18% -0.41%
Families -0.4% -0.54%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.65%


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, 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 # 20 77th
Population Density # 15 83rd
Diversity Index # 37 57th
Median Household Income # 38 55th
Per Capita Income # 30 65th

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