Bay City, Texas Population 2022

18,151
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Bay City is a city located in Matagorda County Texas. Bay City has a 2020 population of 18,151. It is also the county seat of Matagorda County. Bay City is currently growing at a rate of 0.25% annually and its population has increased by 0.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,061 in 2010.

The average household income in Bay City is $66,658 with a poverty rate of 20.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $879 per month, and the median house value is $106,500. The median age in Bay City is 34 years, 33.8 years for males, and 34.2 years for females.

Bay City Demographics

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

  • White: 52.93%
  • Other race: 24.09%
  • Black or African American: 14.56%
  • Two or more races: 6.80%
  • Asian: 1.15%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.18%
The current population of Bay City, Texas is 18,151 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,061.

Bay City, Texas Population 2022

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201036,7090.00%
201136,681-28-0.08%
201236,544-137-0.37%
201336,500-44-0.12%
201436,478-22-0.06%
201536,7662880.78%
201637,0883220.87%
201736,805-283-0.77%
201836,566-239-0.65%
201936,643770.21%
202036,720770.21%
202136,797770.21%

Bay City Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,35452.93%
Black or African American2,57314.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native510.29%
Asian2031.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander310.18%
Some Other Race4,25824.09%
Two or More Races1,2026.80%
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Bay City Population by Race

Bay City Population Pyramid 2022

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Bay City Median Age

32


Total

31.7


Male

32.4


Female

Bay City Adults

There are 12,434 adults, (2,477 of whom are seniors) in Bay City.

Bay City Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Bay City Sex Ratio

Female

9,451

53.48%

Male

8,221

46.52%

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
Married78.4%21.6%
All54.7%45.3%
Male49.1%50.9%
Non Family42%58%
Female19.5%80.5%

54.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bay City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,6022.6354.7
Married2,9023.5378.4
Male163449.1
Female1,0213.7619.5
Non Family2,5161.0442

3.53

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

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Bay City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,39912.97%
9th to 12th Grade9128.45%
High School Graduate2,77025.68%
Some College2,48923.07%
Associates Degree9268.58%
Bachelors Degree1,46413.57%
Graduate Degree8287.68%
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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
Asian151151145
2+ Races519485178
White3,7953,6171,134
Black1,4551,171227
Hispanic5,1873,338786
Other Race2,6981,560378
Islander3131
Native American359

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 96.03%.

Bay City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,853$44,564$27,004
Less Than 9th Grade$25,357$34,167$11,544
High School Graduate$30,705$31,883$22,880
Some College$36,564$69,451$27,366
Bachelors Degree$51,755$66,534$42,036
Graduate Degree$71,894$73,514$61,111

$35,853

Average Earnings

$44,564

Average Male

$27,004

Average Female

Bay City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bay City Language by Age

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Bay City Language

64.21% of Bay City residents speak only English, while 35.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 35.13% of the population.

Bay City Language

Bay City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,5221,09643.46%
Hispanic9,5171,93220.30%
Asian1973417.26%
Multiple1,19013811.60%
White4,8354699.70%
Other857NaN%

20.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.42%

Male Poverty Rate

21.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bay City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bay City is Black, with 43.46% 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 3.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.10%.

Bay City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.75%
High School17.11%
Some College15.54%
Bachelors or Greater12.09%

Bay City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed8.41%
Male Unemployed12.50%
Female Employed12.15%
Female Unemployed23.49%

Bay City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bay City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,089$62,265
Families$53,225$70,731
Married Families$68,015-
Non Families$26,287$43,172
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Income by Household Type

Bay City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.8%

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 45-54, 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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950

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War344
First Gulf War167
Vietnam300
Korea37
World War II66

Bay City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3479
35 to 54282
55 to 64197
65 to 74247
75+145

Bay City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5367.95%
Black955.21%
Other Race31910.50%
Hispanic4287.01%

Bay City Veterans by Race

Bay City Veterans by Education

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22.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bay City Veterans by Education

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60.4%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

7%

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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75.40%

Born in Bay City

86.97%

Native Born

13.03%

Foreign Born

9.31%

Non Citizen

3.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.97% of Bay City residents were born in the United States, with 75.40% having been born in Texas. 9.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bay City Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19103,1560.00%
19203,4542980.91%
19304,0706161.65%
19406,5942,5244.94%
19509,4272,8333.64%
196011,6562,2292.15%
197013,4451,7891.44%
198017,8374,3922.87%
199018,1703330.19%
200018,6674970.27%
201017,614-1,053-0.58%
201117,659450.26%
201217,704450.25%
201317,749450.25%
201417,794450.25%
201517,839450.25%
201617,884450.25%
201717,929450.25%
201817,974450.25%
201918,019450.25%
202018,061420.23%
202118,106450.25%
202218,151450.25%

Bay City Population by Year