Bay County, Florida Population 2021

Bay County, Florida's estimated population is 151,635 with a growth rate of -7.07% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bay County, Florida is the 31st largest county in Florida. The 2010 Population was 169,206 and has seen a growth of -10.38% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021151,635-11,535-7.07%
2020163,170-11,535-6.60%
2019174,705-11,535-6.19%
2018186,2401,5040.81%
2017184,7361,1020.60%
2016183,6342,1461.18%
2015181,4883,1991.79%
2014178,2893,6932.12%
2013174,5962,8391.65%
2012171,7572,2021.30%
2011169,5553490.21%
2010169,20642,21233.24%
1990126,99429,25429.93%
198097,74022,45729.83%
197075,2838,15212.14%
196067,13124,44257.26%
195042,68922,003106.37%
194020,6868,59571.09%
193012,0916846.00%
192011,4070.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-7.07%
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State
Founded
April 24, 1913
County Seat
2010 Population
169,206
Growth Since 2010
-10.38%
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Bay County, Florida Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White147,65781.06%
Black or African American20,05711.01%
Two or More Races7,0123.85%
Asian4,2692.34%
Some Other Race2,3211.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native6360.35%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2090.11%
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Bay County, Florida Population by Race

Bay County, Florida Population Pyramid $2021

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Bay County, Florida Median Age

39.8


Total

38.2


Male

41.7


Female

Bay County, Florida Adults

There are 143,212 adults, (31,048 of whom are seniors) in Bay County, Florida.

Bay County, Florida Age Dependency

62.4

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Bay County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female

91,630

50.30%

Male

90,531

49.70%

Bay County, Florida Population by Age

Bay County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bay County, Florida Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.5%22.5%
All65.1%34.9%
Male58%42%
Non Family56.9%43.1%
Female45.6%54.4%

65.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bay County, Florida Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All71,4222.5265.1
Married33,1883.1177.5
Non Family25,6071.2556.9
Female9,2203.5545.6
Male3,4073.5158

3.13

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Bay County, Florida Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,5002.73%
9th to 12th Grade8,4946.61%
High School Graduate39,82731.01%
Some College32,26025.12%
Associates Degree13,89410.82%
Bachelors Degree19,47715.16%
Graduate Degree10,9868.55%
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Bay County, Florida Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bay County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White102,73794,01725,583
Black12,83311,2051,609
Hispanic6,7675,8501,571
Asian2,9172,502918
2+ Races2,8712,639725
Other Race1,044822218
Native American520417109
Islander133123

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 92.48%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 31.47%.

Bay County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,000$41,120$29,507
Less Than 9th Grade$21,187$26,006$17,574
High School Graduate$29,069$33,431$23,734
Some College$32,594$40,484$27,648
Bachelors Degree$45,448$56,151$39,204
Graduate Degree$65,317$86,039$47,788

$34,000

Average Earnings

$41,120

Average Male

$29,507

Average Female

Bay County, Florida Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bay County, Florida Language by Age

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Bay County, Florida Language

92.56% of Bay County, Florida residents speak only English, while 7.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.63% of the population.

Bay County, Florida Language

Bay County, Florida Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White137,04316,44712.00%
Black19,5505,55628.42%
Hispanic11,6441,97716.98%
Multiple6,9041,12816.34%
Other2,30680334.82%
Asian4,24173217.26%
Native625223.52%
Islander209146.70%

14.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.11%

Male Poverty Rate

16.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bay County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bay County, Florida is Other, with 34.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bay County, Florida is Native, with 3.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.66%.

Bay County, Florida Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.78%
High School14.19%
Some College10.08%
Bachelors or Greater4.11%

Bay County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed38.74%
Male Unemployed32.27%
Female Employed8.53%
Male Employed5.24%

Bay County, Florida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bay County, Florida Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,316$71,507
Families$67,480$84,022
Married Families$80,516$96,845
Non Families$34,678$46,315
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Income by Household Type

Bay County, Florida Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.6%

Male Marriage Rate

47.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Bay County, Florida Married by Age and Sex

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Bay County, Florida Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Bay County, Florida Marital Status by Race

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Bay County, Florida Marital Status

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21,135

Number of Veterans

18,468

Male Veterans

2,667

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam7,029
First Gulf War6,970
Second Gulf War5,976
Korea1,352
World War II457

Bay County, Florida Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 545,907
55 to 644,863
65 to 744,563
75+3,784
18 to 342,018

Bay County, Florida Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White18,43215.86%
Black1,87912.78%
Hispanic97312.86%
2+ Races49313.34%
Native American19835.74%
Asian732.29%
Other Race604.67%

Bay County, Florida Veterans by Race

Bay County, Florida Veterans by Education

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7.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bay County, Florida Veterans by Education

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61.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.1%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Bay County, Florida Employment by Age

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Bay County, Florida Employment by Race

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Bay County, Florida 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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41.19%

Born in Bay County, Florida

93.80%

Native Born

6.20%

Foreign Born

2.99%

Non Citizen

3.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.80% of Bay County, Florida residents were born in the United States, with 41.19% having been born in Florida. 2.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bay County, Florida Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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