Bay County, Michigan Population 2018

Bay County, Michigan's estimated population is 104,239 with a growth rate of -1.76% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bay County, Michigan is the 20th largest county in Michigan.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017104,239-1,868-1.76%
2016106,1071,6261.56%
2016104,481-763-0.72%
2015105,244-781-0.74%
2014106,025-736-0.69%
2013106,761-169-0.16%
2012106,930-452-0.42%
2011107,382-294-0.27%
2010107,676-4,047-3.62%
1990111,723-8,158-6.81%
1980119,8812,5422.17%
1970117,33910,2979.62%
1960107,04218,58121.00%
195088,46113,48017.98%
194074,9815,5077.93%
193069,474-74-0.11%
192069,5481,3101.92%
191068,2385,8609.39%
190062,3785,96610.58%
189056,41218,33148.14%
188038,08122,181139.50%
187015,90012,736402.53%
18603,1640.00%

Bay County, Michigan Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White100,361
Two or More Races2,717
Black or African American1,586
Asian620
Some Other Race477
American Indian and Alaska Native335
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander11

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

Bay County, Michigan 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, Michigan Median Age

42.7


Total

40.2


Male

44.7


Female

Bay County, Michigan Adults

There are 83,825 adults, (19,418 of which are seniors) in Bay County, Michigan.

Bay County, Michigan Age Dependency

64.9

Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Bay County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

53,853

50.75%

Male

52,254

49.25%

Bay County, Michigan Households and Families

Bay County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bay County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.9%8.1%
Male80.2%19.8%
All77.9%22.1%
Non Family64.5%35.5%
Female62%38%

77.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bay County, Michigan Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All43,7142.3977.9
Married20,7643.0191.9
Non Family15,8911.2364.5
Female5,1963.1962
Male1,8633.2580.2

2.97

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bay County, Michigan Households

Bay County, Michigan Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1952.93%
9th to 12th Grade5,7237.64%
High School Graduate26,83535.83%
Some College18,21024.31%
Associates Degree8,37311.18%
Bachelors Degree9,25612.36%
Graduate Degree4,3125.76%

Bay County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White69,97462,87512,823
Hispanic2,6652,236308
Black1,07085568
Multiple Races743607136
Asian422374184
Other Race33927426
Native American25623469
Islander1111

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 43.60%.

Bay County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,890$39,775$25,950
Less Than High School$14,735$19,839$12,208
High School Grad$26,834$35,304$19,492
Some College$30,316$38,410$25,046
Bachelors Degree$45,837$52,347$40,047
Graduate Degree$66,865$75,455$62,857

$31,890

Average Earnings

$39,775

Average Male

$25,950

Average Female

Bay County, Michigan Language

Bay County, Michigan Language by Age

Bay County, Michigan Language

97.43% of Bay County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 2.57% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.16% of the population.

Bay County, Michigan Poverty

Bay County, Michigan Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White94,72613,58914.35%
Hispanic5,3371,38725.99%
Multiple2,70188532.77%
Black1,52255536.47%
Asian62011218.06%
Other4779820.55%
Native3335616.82%

15.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.57%

Male Poverty Rate

15.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bay County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bay County, Michigan is Black, with 36.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bay County, Michigan is White, with 14.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.64%.

Bay County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.65%
High School14.88%
Some College11.90%
Bachelors or Greater4.49%

Bay County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed33.91%
Female Unemployed30.43%
Female Employed9.67%
Male Employed6.12%

Bay County, Michigan Income

Bay County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,851$58,563
Families$58,306$70,211
Married Families$68,384$81,419
Non Families$26,577$35,805

Bay County, Michigan Marital Status

Bay County, Michigan Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.1%

Male Marriage Rate

48.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Bay County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

Bay County, Michigan 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, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Bay County, Michigan Veterans

Bay County, Michigan Veterans by War

8,152

Number of Veterans

7,636

Male Veterans

516

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam3,216
First Gulf War1,257
Korea835
Second Gulf War801
World War II593

Bay County, Michigan Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 742,430
75+1,950
35 to 541,816
55 to 641,454
18 to 34502

Bay County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White7,9159.88%
Hispanic1975.95%
Black1078.56%
Other4812.09%
Indian3812.58%
2 or More362.94%
Asian81.64%

Bay County, Michigan Veterans by Education

8.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bay County, Michigan Employment Status

Bay County, Michigan Employment by Age

58.3%

Labor Force Participation

53.5%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Bay County, Michigan Employment by Race

Bay County, Michigan Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Bay County, Michigan

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Midland 41875420962210.53%
Bay City3493233511-1421-4.07%
Essexville34783359-119-3.42%
Auburn20872126391.87%
Pinconning13071257-50-3.83%
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