Big Bay, Michigan Population 2024

381

Big Bay is a city located in Marquette County Michigan. Big Bay has a 2024 population of 381. Big Bay is currently declining at a rate of -10.14% annually and its population has decreased by -31.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 555 in 2020.

The average household income in Big Bay is $49,546 with a poverty rate of 13.6%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Big Bay is 67.7 years, 85.2 years for males, and 38 years for females.

Big Bay Demographics

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

  • White: 96.15%
  • Two or more races: 3.85%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
97.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-31.35% (-174)
The current population of Big Bay, Michigan is 381 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 555.

Big Bay, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White45096.15%
Two or more races183.85%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Big Bay Population by Race

Big Bay Population Pyramid 2024

Big Bay Median Age

67.7

Total

85.2

Male

38

Female

Big Bay Adults

There are 418 adults, (241 of whom are seniors) in Big Bay.

Big Bay Age Dependency

164.4

Age Dependency Ratio

136.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Big Bay Sex Ratio

Female20042.74%
Male26857.26%

Big Bay Population by Age

Big Bay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3051.5387.512.5
Non Family239084.115.9
Married442.31000
Male225.821000
Female0000

2.55

Average Family Size

1.53

Average Household Size

87.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Big Bay Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade20.5%
9th to 12th Grade51.26%
High School Graduate21554.16%
Some College6215.62%
Associates Degree338.31%
Bachelors Degree6215.62%
Graduate Degree184.53%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Big Bay Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Big Bay Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White37937464
2+ Races181616

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.68%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 88.89%.

Big Bay Educational Attainment by Race

Big Bay Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Big Bay Language

94.76% of Big Bay residents speak only English, while 5.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.24% of the population.

Big Bay Language

Big Bay Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4386214.16%

13.6%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.99%

Male Poverty Rate

28.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Big Bay

The race most likely to be in poverty in Big Bay is White, with 14.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Big Bay is White, with 14.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 69.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 4.58%.

Big Bay Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade71.43%
Some College26.32%
High School14.88%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Big Bay Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed34.69%
Female Unemployed0%

Big Bay Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Big Bay Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$46,372$49,546
Families$61,875$58,956
Married Families$67,000$-999,999,999
Non Families$46,148$46,122

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Big Bay Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

24.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

23.1%

Male Marriage Rate

27.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Big Bay Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Big Bay Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 20-34, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Big Bay Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Big Bay Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

191

Number of Veterans

191

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Korea171
Vietnam10
Second Gulf War8
First Gulf War8
World War II0

Big Bay Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+173
55 to 6410
35 to 548
18 to 340
65 to 740

Big Bay Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White18947.25%
2+ Races211.11%

Big Bay Veterans by Race

Big Bay Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

4.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Big Bay Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

22%

Labor Force Participation

22%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Big Bay Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Big Bay Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Big Bay 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

83.97%

Born in Big Bay

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Big Bay residents were born in the United States, with 83.97% having been born in Michigan. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Big Bay Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024381-43-10.14%
2023424-44-9.4%
202246814946.71%
2021319-236-42.52%
2020555366193.65%
201918963.28%
20181832314.38%
20171602215.94%
2016138-49-26.2%
201518742.19%
2014183-17-8.5%
20132001910.5%
20121811911.73%
2011162-157-49.22%
201031900%

Big Bay Population by Year