Bay City, Michigan Population 2022

32,207
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Bay City is a city located in Bay County Michigan. Bay City has a 2020 population of 32,207. It is also the county seat of Bay County. Bay City is currently declining at a rate of -0.70% annually and its population has decreased by -1.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 32,661 in 2010.

The average household income in Bay City is $51,839 with a poverty rate of 24.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $635 per month, and the median house value is $68,000. The median age in Bay City is 37.5 years, 36.2 years for males, and 38.4 years for females.

Bay City Demographics

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

  • White: 90.11%
  • Two or more races: 5.29%
  • Black or African American: 2.86%
  • Other race: 0.61%
  • Asian: 0.50%
  • Native American: 0.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.23%
The current population of Bay City, Michigan is 32,207 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 32,661.

Bay City, Michigan Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2010107,6790.00%
2011107,417-262-0.24%
2012106,967-450-0.42%
2013106,794-173-0.16%
2014106,046-748-0.71%
2015105,237-809-0.77%
2016104,411-826-0.79%
2017104,045-366-0.35%
2018103,702-343-0.33%
2019103,126-576-0.56%
2020102,550-576-0.56%
2021101,974-576-0.56%

Bay City Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White29,64090.11%
Black or African American9412.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native1280.39%
Asian1660.50%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander760.23%
Some Other Race2010.61%
Two or More Races1,7405.29%
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Bay City Population by Race

Bay City Population Pyramid 2022

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Bay City Median Age

38.5


Total

37.3


Male

39.8


Female

Bay City Adults

There are 25,762 adults, (4,881 of whom are seniors) in Bay City.

Bay City Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

23.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Bay City Sex Ratio

Female

17,194

52.27%

Male

15,698

47.73%

Bay City Population by Age

Bay City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bay City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.5%12.5%
Male70.9%29.1%
All67.6%32.4%
Non Family58.1%41.9%
Female53.4%46.6%

67.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bay City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,3272.2767.6
Married4,6333.0387.5
Male7953.6770.9
Female2,3513.3353.4
Non Family6,5481.1758.1

3.02

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

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Bay City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8153.61%
9th to 12th Grade2,1529.54%
High School Graduate7,77934.48%
Some College6,09227.00%
Associates Degree2,0649.15%
Bachelors Degree2,55711.33%
Graduate Degree1,1044.89%
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Bay City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bay City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Islander767676
Asian16614748
2+ Races712641136
White19,66517,2493,272
Native American777112
Hispanic1,5031,178138
Other Race1561009
Black71151621

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 100.00%.

Bay City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,994$36,024$25,022
Less Than 9th Grade$18,240$18,688$18,029
High School Graduate$27,797$34,840$20,787
Some College$29,965$40,322$24,266
Bachelors Degree$40,000$55,838$31,699
Graduate Degree$72,212$109,432$55,074

$29,994

Average Earnings

$36,024

Average Male

$25,022

Average Female

Bay City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bay City Language by Age

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Bay City Language

96.99% of Bay City residents speak only English, while 3.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.34% of the population.

Bay City Language

Bay City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian1669356.02%
Black85137744.30%
Multiple1,71154531.85%
Hispanic3,00792830.86%
White27,3956,40723.39%
Native12875.47%
Other46NaN%

24.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.15%

Male Poverty Rate

27.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bay City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bay City is Asian, with 56.02% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.80%.

Bay City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.02%
High School20.38%
Some College16.55%
Bachelors or Greater9.54%

Bay City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed12.98%
Male Unemployed35.90%
Female Employed18.27%
Female Unemployed62.35%

Bay City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bay City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,014$51,423
Families$49,319$59,881
Married Families$61,120-
Non Families$28,272$37,283
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Income by Household Type

Bay City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.3%

Male Marriage Rate

35.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Bay City Married by Age and Sex

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Bay City 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 City Marital Status by Race

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Bay City Marital Status

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2,039

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War406
First Gulf War363
Vietnam625
Korea91
World War II51

Bay City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34267
35 to 54562
55 to 64351
65 to 74452
75+407

Bay City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7947.66%
Black546.73%
Native American44.35%
Other Race2112.35%
2+ Races16615.87%
Hispanic1165.60%

Bay City Veterans by Race

Bay City Veterans by Education

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11.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bay City Veterans by Education

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60.8%

Labor Force Participation

56%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Bay City Employment by Age

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Bay City Employment by Race

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Bay City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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87.77%

Born in Bay City

98.66%

Native Born

1.34%

Foreign Born

0.57%

Non Citizen

0.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.66% of Bay City residents were born in the United States, with 87.77% having been born in Michigan. 0.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Bay City Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18707,0640.00%
188020,69313,62911.35%
189027,8397,1463.01%
190027,628-211-0.08%
191045,16617,5385.04%
192047,5542,3880.52%
193047,355-199-0.04%
194047,9566010.13%
195052,5234,5670.91%
196053,6041,0810.20%
197049,449-4,155-0.80%
198041,593-7,856-1.72%
199038,936-2,657-0.66%
200036,817-2,119-0.56%
201034,932-1,885-0.52%
201134,705-227-0.65%
201234,478-227-0.65%
201334,251-227-0.66%
201434,024-227-0.66%
201533,797-227-0.67%
201633,570-227-0.67%
201733,343-227-0.68%
201833,116-227-0.68%
201932,889-227-0.69%
202032,661-228-0.69%
202132,434-227-0.70%
202232,207-227-0.70%

Bay City Population by Year