Bay City, MI Profile: Facts & Data

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Bay City, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Bay City had a population of 34,099 as of July 1, 2018. Bay City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bay City is located at latitude 43.5901 and longitude -83.8884 in Bay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bay City (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.17 sq. miles and a water area of 1.04 sq. miles. Bay County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 594 feet.

The City of Bay City (GNIS ID: 1625892) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bay City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bay City: Lower Saginaw.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 34,099
Population in Households 33,584
Population in Familes 24,726
Population in Group Qrtrs 515
Population Density2 3,354
Diversity Index3 36
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,230
Average Household Income $49,367
Per Capita Income $20,828

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 15,930 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,265 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,831 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,834 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $77,762
Average Home Value $103,339
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 14,096
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 8,162
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.29% -0.48%
Households -0.29% -0.46%
Families -0.56% -0.62%
Median Household Income   2.91%
Per Capita Income   3.75%

Bay City, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bay City to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 33 95th
Population Density # 57 92nd
Diversity Index # 113 84th
Median Household Income # 589 15th
Per Capita Income # 552 20th

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