Bay City, Texas Population 2024

16,975

Bay City is a city located in Matagorda County Texas. Bay City has a 2024 population of 16,975. It is also the county seat of Matagorda County. Bay City is currently declining at a rate of -1.54% annually and its population has decreased by -5.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,035 in 2020.

The average household income in Bay City is $68,634 with a poverty rate of 28.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bay City is 31.8 years, 31.6 years for males, and 32 years for females.

Bay City Demographics

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

  • White: 45.57%
  • Other race: 26.6%
  • Black or African American: 13.81%
  • Two or more races: 12.61%
  • Asian: 1.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.18%
  • Native American: 0.16%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
9.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,831.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.88% (-1,060)
The current population of Bay City, Texas is 16,975 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,035.

Bay City, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,14345.57%
Other race4,75326.6%
Black or African American2,46813.81%
Two or more races2,25412.61%
Asian1901.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander320.18%
Native American290.16%

White

Other race

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Bay City Population by Race

Bay City Population Pyramid 2024

Bay City Median Age

31.8

Total

31.6

Male

32

Female

Bay City Adults

There are 12,674 adults, (2,480 of whom are seniors) in Bay City.

Bay City Age Dependency

75.3

Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51

Child Dependency Ratio

Bay City Sex Ratio

Female9,51853.27%
Male8,35146.73%

Bay City Population by Age

Bay City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,6742.6354.145.9
Married2,8863.4976.423.6
Non Family2,2561.0440.659.4
Female1,3023.4528.371.7
Male2302.6753.546.5

3.37

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

54.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bay City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,22611.34%
9th to 12th Grade1,0359.57%
High School Graduate3,13328.97%
Some College2,46522.79%
Associates Degree7827.23%
Bachelors Degree1,39312.88%
Graduate Degree7817.22%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bay City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bay City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic5,4263,637778
White3,3773,2551,083
Other Race2,8751,812277
Black1,4901,140177
2+ Races1,216925196
Asian140140136
Islander32320
Native American291313

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 97.14%.

Bay City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$37,106$46,250$25,722
Less Than 9th Grade$27,650$38,118$0
High School Graduate$31,765$34,336$16,761
Some College$38,750$61,448$27,041
Bachelors Degree$57,969$88,117$39,385
Graduate Degree$80,746$0$75,000

$37,106

Average Earnings

$46,250

Average Male

$25,722

Average Female

Bay City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bay City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bay City Language

64.85% of Bay City residents speak only English, while 35.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 33.52% of the population.

Bay City Language

Bay City Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic10,1203,41933.78%
Other4,7411,73636.62%
Black2,3551,15949.21%
Multiple2,23344619.97%
White4,3933818.67%
Asian1905528.95%

28.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.75%

Male Poverty Rate

31.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bay City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bay City is Black, with 49.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bay City is White, with 8.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.46%.

Bay City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.58%
High School24.92%
Some College21.61%
Bachelors or Greater12.16%

Bay City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed48.7%
Female Unemployed41.22%
Female Employed22.76%
Male Employed12.15%

Bay City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bay City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$50,212$68,634
Families$58,000$76,665
Married Families$81,577$-999,999,999
Non Families$28,962$49,626

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bay City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Bay City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bay City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

873

Number of Veterans

793

Male Veterans

80

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War250
Vietnam233
First Gulf War172
Korea36
World War II28

Bay City Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54278
65 to 74199
55 to 64149
75+147
18 to 34100

Bay City Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4888.17%
Hispanic3455.25%
Other Race1815.34%
Black1548.85%
2+ Races503.65%

Bay City Veterans by Race

Bay City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

19.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bay City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.4%

Labor Force Participation

52.8%

Employment Rate

11.1%

Unemployment Rate

Bay City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bay City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bay City 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

75.82%

Born in Bay City

85.93%

Native Born

14.07%

Foreign Born

9.7%

Non Citizen

4.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.93% of Bay City residents were born in the United States, with 75.82% having been born in Texas. 9.7% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202915,650-265-1.67%
202815,915-265-1.64%
202716,180-265-1.61%
202616,445-265-1.59%
202516,710-265-1.56%
202416,975-265-1.54%
202317,240-265-1.51%
202217,505-442-2.46%
202117,947-88-0.49%
202018,0354942.82%
201917,541-49-0.28%
201817,590-171-0.96%
201717,761-161-0.9%
201617,9221690.95%
201517,7532381.36%
201417,515-74-0.42%
201317,589-74-0.42%
201217,663-105-0.59%
201117,768-40-0.22%
201017,808-859-4.6%
200018,6674972.74%
199018,1703331.87%
198017,8374,39232.67%
197013,4451,78915.35%
196011,6562,22923.64%
19509,4272,83342.96%
19406,5942,52462.01%
19304,07061617.83%
19203,4542989.44%
19103,15600%
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Bay City Population by Year