Bay County, Florida Population 2018

Bay County, Florida's estimated population is 183,563 with a growth rate of 2.92% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bay County, Florida is the 28th largest county in Florida.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017183,5635,2022.92%
2016178,361-4,631-2.53%
2016182,9921,8081.00%
2015181,1842,9631.66%
2014178,2213,5952.06%
2013174,6262,8711.67%
2012171,7552,2341.32%
2011169,5213140.19%
2010169,20742,21333.24%
1990126,99429,25429.93%
198097,74022,45729.83%
197075,2838,15212.14%
196067,13124,44257.26%
195042,68922,003106.37%
194020,6868,59571.09%
193012,0916846.00%
192011,4070.00%

Bay County, Florida Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White146,493
Black or African American19,188
Two or More Races6,207
Asian4,019
American Indian and Alaska Native1,228
Some Other Race1,122
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander104

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Bay County, Florida Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Bay County, Florida Median Age

39.7


Total

38.3


Male

41


Female

Bay County, Florida Adults

There are 139,835 adults, (28,716 of which are seniors) in Bay County, Florida.

Bay County, Florida Age Dependency

60.5

Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Bay County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female

89,680

50.28%

Male

88,681

49.72%

Bay County, Florida Households and Families

Bay County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bay County, Florida Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.5%25.5%
All61.7%38.3%
Non Family53.2%46.8%
Male48.2%51.8%
Female42%58%

61.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bay County, Florida Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All67,9392.5961.7
Married32,2833.1674.5
Non Family24,1811.2853.2
Female8,2413.7742
Male3,2343.6448.2

3.2

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

6.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bay County, Florida Households

Bay County, Florida Education

Bay County, Florida Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,9523.18%
9th to 12th Grade10,1018.14%
High School Graduate37,95830.58%
Some College31,09425.05%
Associates Degree13,06310.52%
Bachelors Degree18,37914.80%
Graduate Degree9,5957.73%

Bay County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White100,94390,37623,282
Black12,00210,2091,320
Hispanic5,7104,7481,396
Asian2,7852,3161,165
Multiple Races2,3022,106645
Native American839703254
Other Race572396141
Islander4141

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 41.83%.

Bay County, Florida Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,574$36,548$25,743
Less Than High School$18,817$21,289$14,817
High School Grad$25,284$27,990$20,865
Some College$30,601$36,869$25,787
Bachelors Degree$42,603$58,758$34,303
Graduate Degree$59,054$80,034$45,882

$30,574

Average Earnings

$36,548

Average Male

$25,743

Average Female

Bay County, Florida Language

Bay County, Florida Language by Age

Bay County, Florida Language

93.16% of Bay County, Florida residents speak only English, while 6.84% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.27% of the population.

Bay County, Florida Poverty

Bay County, Florida Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White136,64218,64813.65%
Black18,7514,81925.70%
Hispanic10,0601,88918.78%
Multiple6,0611,07117.67%
Asian4,00265616.39%
Native1,21046238.18%
Other1,12222520.05%
Islander1043129.81%

15.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.92%

Male Poverty Rate

17.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bay County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bay County, Florida is Native, with 38.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bay County, Florida is White, with 13.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.80%.

Bay County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.03%
High School13.86%
Some College11.03%
Bachelors or Greater4.05%

Bay County, Florida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed33.89%
Male Unemployed24.84%
Female Employed9.39%
Male Employed7.05%

Bay County, Florida Income

Bay County, Florida Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,577$63,996
Families$58,683$74,984
Married Families$70,316$86,467
Non Families$30,882$41,444

Bay County, Florida Marital Status

Bay County, Florida Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.4%

Male Marriage Rate

48.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Bay County, Florida Married by Age and Sex

Bay County, Florida Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Bay County, Florida Marital Status by Race

Bay County, Florida Veterans

Bay County, Florida Veterans by War

22,344

Number of Veterans

19,578

Male Veterans

2,766

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam7,511
First Gulf War7,102
Second Gulf War5,256
Korea1,959
World War II717

Bay County, Florida Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 546,888
65 to 744,837
55 to 644,398
75+3,876
18 to 342,345

Bay County, Florida Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White19,08116.50%
Black2,38117.13%
Hispanic76611.72%
2 or More45916.55%
Indian24225.34%
Asian1504.80%
Other273.31%
Hawaiian45.56%

Bay County, Florida Veterans by Education

8.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bay County, Florida Employment Status

Bay County, Florida Employment by Age

61.5%

Labor Force Participation

55.2%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Bay County, Florida Employment by Race

Bay County, Florida Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Bay County, Florida

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Panama City346873763529488.50%
Lynn Haven1847420850237612.86%
Callaway14336152699336.51%
Panama City Beach1155412776122210.58%
Springfield890294945926.65%
Parker431746173006.95%
Mexico Beach1072119011811.01%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990