Bay City, Michigan Population 2020

32,661

Bay City is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 32,661, it is the 33rd largest city in Michigan and the 1197th largest city in the United States. Bay City is currently declining at a rate of -0.55% annually and its population has decreased by -6.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 34,932 in 2010. Bay City reached it's highest population of 53,604 in 1960. Spanning over 11 miles, Bay City has a population density of 3,213 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bay City is $50,173 with a poverty rate of 24.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $608 per month, and the median house value is $67,100. The median age in Bay City is 37.7 years, 36.5 years for males, and 39 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.8 males.

Bay City Demographics

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

  • White: 91.63%
  • Two or more races: 3.31%
  • Black or African American: 3.16%
  • Other race: 0.74%
  • Asian: 0.58%
  • Native American: 0.57%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bay City, Michigan is 32,661, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 33,019.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 34,932.

Bay City, Michigan Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020103,391-266-0.26%
2019103,657-266-0.26%
2018103,923-266-0.26%
2017104,189-280-0.27%
2016104,469-812-0.78%
2015105,281-785-0.75%
2014106,066-735-0.69%
2013106,801-165-0.15%
2012106,966-443-0.41%
2011107,409-272-0.25%
2010107,6810.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,66291.63%
Two or More Races1,1073.31%
Black or African American1,0593.16%
Some Other Race2480.74%
Asian1950.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native1920.57%

Bay City Population Pyramid 2020

Bay City Median Age

37.7


Total

36.5


Male

39


Female

Bay City Adults

There are 25,876 adults, (4,790 of whom are seniors) in Bay City.

Bay City Age Dependency

58.7

Age Dependency Ratio

22.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36

Child Dependency Ratio

Bay City Sex Ratio

Female

17,180

51.34%

Male

16,283

48.66%

Bay City Households and Families

Bay City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bay City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87%13%
Male76.7%23.3%
All68.7%31.3%
Non Family57.2%42.8%
Female54.3%45.7%

68.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,8802.3868.7
Non Family5,7801.2657.2
Married5,0243.1587
Female2,2123.1554.3
Male8643.4576.7

3.04

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

7.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bay City Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7783.42%
9th to 12th Grade2,33310.26%
High School Graduate7,37132.42%
Some College6,08726.77%
Associates Degree2,41810.63%
Bachelors Degree2,63411.58%
Graduate Degree1,1184.92%

Bay City Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White20,00517,4853,374
Hispanic1,4861,150131
Black75156443
Multiple Races313256103
Other Race16611210
Asian15714149
Native American12711952

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 93.70%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 40.94%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,965$35,748$22,760
Less Than High School$16,983$18,804$14,583
High School Grad$25,054$31,782$20,545
Some College$28,305$38,662$21,946
Bachelors Degree$35,112$38,884$31,080
Graduate Degree$56,607$94,306$49,917

$27,965

Average Earnings

$35,748

Average Male

$22,760

Average Female

Bay City Language

Bay City Language by Age

Bay City Language

96.75% of Bay City residents speak only English, while 3.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.85% of the population.

Bay City Poverty

Bay City Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White27,7916,14822.12%
Hispanic3,01698232.56%
Black99447147.38%
Multiple1,08346442.84%
Other2484718.95%
Asian1953517.95%
Native192115.73%

24.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.14%

Male Poverty Rate

25.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bay City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bay City is Black, with 47.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bay City is Native, with 5.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.63%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.37%
High School19.52%
Some College17.97%
Bachelors or Greater9.15%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed50.08%
Male Unemployed34.62%
Female Employed15.33%
Male Employed10.43%

Bay City Income

Bay City Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,901$50,173
Families$47,862$56,793
Married Families$60,205-
Non Families$26,541$37,902

Bay City Marital Status

Bay City Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.9%

Male Marriage Rate

38.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Bay City Married by Age and Sex

Bay City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Bay City Marital Status by Race

Bay City Veterans

1,891

Number of Veterans

1,695

Male Veterans

196

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam608
First Gulf War293
Second Gulf War257
Korea169
World War II48
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54500
65 to 74460
75+408
55 to 64408
18 to 34115
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7807.40%
Hispanic874.39%
Black455.24%
2 or More439.27%
Asian105.78%
Other94.76%
Indian42.61%

$Bay City Veterans by Education

12.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bay City Employment Status

59.5%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

Bay City Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

87.80%

Born in Michigan

98.19%

Native Born

1.81%

Foreign Born

0.73%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.19% of Bay City residents were born in the United States, with 87.80% having been born in Michigan. 0.73% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202032,661-179-0.55%
201932,840-179-0.54%
201833,019-153-0.46%
201733,172-179-0.54%
201633,351-386-1.14%
201533,737-324-0.95%
201434,061-302-0.88%
201334,363-147-0.43%
201234,510-228-0.66%
201134,738-144-0.41%
201034,882-1,935-0.54%
200036,817-2,119-0.56%
199038,936-2,657-0.66%
198041,593-7,856-1.72%
197049,449-4,155-0.80%
196053,6041,0810.20%
195052,5234,5670.91%
194047,9566010.13%
193047,355-199-0.04%
192047,5542,3880.52%
191045,16617,5385.04%
190027,628-211-0.08%
189027,8397,1463.01%
188020,69313,62911.35%
18707,0640.00%