Bay County, Florida Population 2020

Bay County, Florida's estimated population is 184,046 with a growth rate of 0.36% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bay County, Florida is the 28th largest county in Florida.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018185,2871,2410.67%
2017184,0466620.36%
2016183,3841,9971.10%
2015181,3873,0821.73%
2014178,3053,6992.12%
2013174,6062,8571.66%
2012171,7492,2081.30%
2011169,5413360.20%
2010169,20542,21133.24%
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%

Bay County, Florida Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White148,22081.22%
Black or African American20,01810.97%
Two or More Races6,9203.79%
Asian4,1132.25%
Some Other Race2,0271.11%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,1290.62%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander550.03%

Bay County, Florida Population Pyramid 2020

Bay County, Florida Median Age

39.4


Total

38


Male

41.2


Female

Bay County, Florida Adults

There are 143,076 adults, (30,160 of whom are seniors) in Bay County, Florida.

Bay County, Florida Age Dependency

61.6

Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Bay County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female

91,714

50.26%

Male

90,768

49.74%

Bay County, Florida Households and Families

Bay County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bay County, Florida Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.6%24.4%
All63.5%36.5%
Male55.6%44.4%
Non Family55.5%44.5%
Female43.2%56.8%

63.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All70,1992.5763.5
Married33,0963.1775.6
Non Family24,9561.2655.5
Female8,7453.643.2
Male3,4023.6755.6

3.19

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bay County, Florida Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,5562.78%
9th to 12th Grade8,8156.90%
High School Graduate40,14831.41%
Some College32,93625.77%
Associates Degree13,18210.31%
Bachelors Degree18,96514.84%
Graduate Degree10,2027.98%

Bay County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White102,76093,77924,527
Black12,79710,9531,631
Hispanic6,4735,5301,396
Asian2,8002,458943
Multiple Races2,6032,449581
Other Race1,024738137
Native American762650212
Islander2514

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 94.08%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 33.68%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,686$40,122$28,267
Less Than High School$20,554$25,244$16,698
High School Grad$27,709$32,019$22,342
Some College$32,090$39,643$27,243
Bachelors Degree$44,513$55,278$38,185
Graduate Degree$60,310$83,029$43,519

$32,686

Average Earnings

$40,122

Average Male

$28,267

Average Female

Bay County, Florida Language

Bay County, Florida Language by Age

Bay County, Florida Language

92.99% of Bay County, Florida residents speak only English, while 7.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.44% of the population.

Bay County, Florida Poverty

Bay County, Florida Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White137,92416,71312.12%
Black19,5395,04425.82%
Hispanic11,2802,19319.44%
Multiple6,7871,13216.68%
Other2,02182240.67%
Asian4,09570317.17%
Native1,09629927.28%
Islander554174.55%

14.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.08%

Male Poverty Rate

16.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bay County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bay County, Florida is Islander, with 74.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bay County, Florida is White, with 12.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.12%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.05%
High School14.13%
Some College10.32%
Bachelors or Greater4.41%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed29.86%
Male Unemployed28.24%
Female Employed8.60%
Male Employed5.87%

Bay County, Florida Income

Bay County, Florida Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,829$69,260
Families$64,676$81,816
Married Families$77,287$94,191
Non Families$31,952$43,809

Bay County, Florida Marital Status

Bay County, Florida Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

47.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Bay County, Florida Married by Age and Sex

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

Bay County, Florida Veterans

21,687

Number of Veterans

19,014

Male Veterans

2,673

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam7,208
First Gulf War7,184
Second Gulf War5,996
Korea1,625
World War II582
Name Veterans % of Total
White18,80316.13%
Black2,07014.17%
Hispanic96313.30%
2 or More38811.53%
Indian22225.75%
Asian1183.83%
Other867.00%

$Bay County, Florida Veterans by Education

8.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bay County, Florida Employment Status

60.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.9%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Bay County, Florida Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

41.60%

Born in Florida

94.21%

Native Born

5.79%

Foreign Born

2.80%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.21% of Bay County, Florida residents were born in the United States, with 41.60% having been born in Florida. 2.80% 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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