Bay, Arkansas Population 2024

1,783

Bay is a city located in Craighead County Arkansas. Bay has a 2024 population of 1,783. Bay is currently declining at a rate of -1.22% annually and its population has decreased by -4.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,872 in 2020.

The average household income in Bay is $61,394 with a poverty rate of 18.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bay is 31.5 years, 31 years for males, and 34.8 years for females.

Bay Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bay was:

  • White: 95.03%
  • Two or more races: 3.34%
  • Black or African American: 1.51%
  • Other race: 0.08%
  • Native American: 0.04%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
3.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
577.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.75% (-89)
The current population of Bay, Arkansas is 1,783 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,872.

Bay, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,27395.03%
Two or more races803.34%
Black or African American361.51%
Other race20.08%
Native American10.04%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bay Population by Race

Bay Population Pyramid 2024

Bay Median Age

31.5

Total

31

Male

34.8

Female

Bay Adults

There are 1,602 adults, (283 of whom are seniors) in Bay.

Bay Age Dependency

81.3

Age Dependency Ratio

21.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

59.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Bay Sex Ratio

Female1,21550.79%
Male1,17749.21%

Bay Population by Age

Bay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8502.8144.255.8
Married4693.2851.248.8
Non Family1691.1143.256.8
Female1603.3423.176.9
Male522.525050
showing: 5 rows

3.01

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

44.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bay Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bay Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bay Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 25.64%.

Bay Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,602

Average Earnings

$36,412

Average Male

$31,528

Average Female

Bay Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bay Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bay Language

98.41% of Bay residents speak only English, while 1.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.4% of the population.

Bay Language

Bay Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,17939918.31%
Multiple801822.5%
Hispanic261038.46%
showing: 3 rows

18.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.63%

Male Poverty Rate

22.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bay

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bay is Hispanic, with 38.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bay is White, with 18.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.19%.

Bay Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.46%
High School17.91%
Some College13.29%
Bachelors or Greater3.24%
showing: 4 rows

Bay Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed50%
Male Unemployed22.5%
Female Employed10.07%
Male Employed5.18%
showing: 4 rows

Bay Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bay Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bay Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.1%

Male Marriage Rate

52.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Bay Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bay Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Bay Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bay Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

181

Number of Veterans

177

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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Bay Veterans by War

count

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Bay Veterans by Age

count

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Bay Veterans by Race

Bay Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bay Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.2%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Bay Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bay Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bay Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.58%

Born in Bay

99.25%

Native Born

0.75%

Foreign Born

0.46%

Non Citizen

0.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.25% of Bay residents were born in the United States, with 73.58% having been born in Arkansas. 0.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Bay Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,673-22-1.3%
20281,695-22-1.28%
20271,717-22-1.27%
20261,739-22-1.25%
20251,761-22-1.23%
20241,783-22-1.22%
20231,805-22-1.2%
20221,827-22-1.19%
20211,849-23-1.23%
20201,872452.46%
20191,82770.38%
20181,82050.28%
20171,815-13-0.71%
20161,82870.38%
20151,821150.83%
20141,806-8-0.44%
20131,814-13-0.71%
20121,82790.5%
20111,818130.72%
20101,805
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Bay Population by Year