Bay City, Texas Population 2021

17,471
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Bay City is a city located in Matagorda County Texas. It is also the county seat of Matagorda County. With a 2020 population of 17,471, it is the 161st largest city in Texas and the 2071st largest city in the United States . Bay City is currently declining at a rate of -0.18% annually and its population has decreased by -0.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,614 in 2010. Bay City reached it's highest population of 18,667 in 2000. Spanning over 9 miles, Bay City has a population density of 1,886 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bay City is $66,658 with a poverty rate of 21.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $861 per month, and the median house value is $99,200. 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 City was:

  • White: 60.58%
  • Other race: 21.54%
  • Black or African American: 14.31%
  • Two or more races: 2.26%
  • Asian: 0.84%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
The current population of Bay City, Texas is 17,471 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,567.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,614.

Bay City, Texas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

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

Bay City Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,71960.58%
Some Other Race3,81121.54%
Black or African American2,53214.31%
Two or More Races3992.26%
Asian1490.84%
American Indian and Alaska Native570.32%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander270.15%
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Bay City Population by Race

Bay City Population Pyramid $2021

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Bay City Median Age

34


Total

33.8


Male

34.2


Female

Bay City Adults

There are 12,613 adults, (2,646 of whom are seniors) in Bay City.

Bay City Age Dependency

77.5

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51

Child Dependency Ratio

Bay City Sex Ratio

Female

9,171

51.83%

Male

8,523

48.17%

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
Married74%26%
All57.7%42.3%
Non Family48.4%51.6%
Male36.3%63.7%
Female27.2%72.8%

57.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bay City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,2762.7757.7
Married3,0623.5674
Non Family2,1541.0748.4
Female7764.1927.2
Male2843.1436.3

3.56

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

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Bay City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,53113.86%
9th to 12th Grade1,24611.28%
High School Graduate2,99927.15%
Some College2,52822.89%
Associates Degree8227.44%
Bachelors Degree1,40612.73%
Graduate Degree5134.64%
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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
Hispanic5,0032,757494
White4,3014,0061,201
Other Race2,3611,181140
Black1,4161,188156
2+ Races15011562
Asian949468
Native American4211
Islander2727

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 72.34%.

Bay City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,178$48,128$25,068
Less Than 9th Grade$22,396$31,930$15,605
High School Graduate$31,559$42,539$22,485
Some College$43,698$68,714$26,185
Bachelors Degree$50,996$54,486$31,875
Graduate Degree$72,801$73,972$49,000

$36,178

Average Earnings

$48,128

Average Male

$25,068

Average Female

Bay City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bay City Language by Age

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Bay City Language

62.35% of Bay City residents speak only English, while 37.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 36.90% of the population.

Bay City Language

Bay City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic9,0761,94821.46%
Black2,4921,09744.02%
Other3,79963316.66%
White5,36258310.87%
Multiple3893910.03%
Asian1443625.00%
Native49612.24%

21.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.57%

Male Poverty Rate

24.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bay City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bay City is Black, with 44.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bay City is Multiple, with 10.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.03%.

Bay City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.52%
High School18.59%
Some College14.48%
Bachelors or Greater3.04%

Bay City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed38.10%
Female Employed14.51%
Male Unemployed9.59%
Male Employed8.42%

Bay City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bay City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,182$66,658
Families$56,618$72,099
Married Families$67,294-
Non Families$36,569$51,420
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Income by Household Type

Bay City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

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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1,038

Number of Veterans

904

Male Veterans

134

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam390
Second Gulf War240
First Gulf War177
Korea49
World War II38

Bay City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74304
55 to 64240
18 to 34178
75+171
35 to 54145

Bay City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White84710.83%
Hispanic3075.28%
Other Race1134.20%
Black784.60%

Bay City Veterans by Race

Bay City Veterans by Education

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2.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bay City Veterans by Education

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60.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.3%

Employment Rate

6.1%

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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75.23%

Born in Bay City

86.92%

Native Born

13.08%

Foreign Born

9.47%

Non Citizen

3.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.92% of Bay City residents were born in the United States, with 75.23% having been born in Texas. 9.47% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202117,471-32-0.18%
202017,503-32-0.18%
201917,535-32-0.18%
201817,567-160-0.90%
201717,727-159-0.89%
201617,8861290.73%
201517,7572431.39%
201417,514-76-0.43%
201317,590-75-0.42%
201217,665-103-0.58%
201117,768-40-0.22%
201017,808-859-0.47%
200018,6674970.27%
199018,1703330.19%
198017,8374,3922.87%
197013,4451,7891.44%
196011,6562,2292.15%
19509,4272,8333.64%
19406,5942,5244.94%
19304,0706161.65%
19203,4542980.91%
19103,1560.00%

Bay City Population by Year