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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bay Citywas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Bay City
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.
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