Bay County, Michigan Population 2021

Bay County, Michigan's estimated population is 101,974 with a growth rate of -0.56% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bay County, Michigan is the 21st largest county inMichigan. The 2010 Population was 107,679 and has seen a growth of -5.30% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021101,974-576-0.56%
2020102,550-576-0.56%
2019103,126-576-0.56%
2018103,702-343-0.33%
2017104,045-366-0.35%
2016104,411-826-0.78%
2015105,237-809-0.76%
2014106,046-748-0.70%
2013106,794-173-0.16%
2012106,967-450-0.42%
2011107,417-262-0.24%
2010107,679-4,044-3.62%
1990111,723-8,158-6.81%
1980119,8812,5422.17%
1970117,33910,2979.62%
1960107,04218,58121.00%
195088,46113,48017.98%
194074,9815,5077.93%
193069,474-74-0.11%
192069,5481,3101.92%
191068,2385,8609.39%
190062,3785,96610.58%
189056,41218,33148.14%
188038,08122,181139.50%
187015,90012,736402.53%
18603,1640.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.56%
County Website
Founded
February 17, 1857
County Seat
2010 Population
107,679
Growth Since 2010
-5.30%
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Bay County, Michigan Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White98,56894.68%
Two or More Races2,3952.30%
Black or African American1,7961.73%
Asian6060.58%
Some Other Race3770.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native3620.35%
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Bay County, Michigan Population by Race

Bay County, Michigan Population Pyramid $2021

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Bay County, Michigan Median Age

43.4


Total

41.5


Male

45.3


Female

Bay County, Michigan Adults

There are 82,826 adults, (20,411 of whom are seniors) in Bay County, Michigan.

Bay County, Michigan Age Dependency

66.8

Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Bay County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

52,965

50.88%

Male

51,139

49.12%

Bay County, Michigan Population by Age

Bay County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bay County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female55.5%44.5%
Non Family64.7%35.3%
All76.8%23.2%
Male79.3%20.7%
Married91.6%8.4%

76.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bay County, Michigan Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All44,3392.3276.8
Married20,3842.9391.6
Non Family16,2791.1964.7
Female5,2543.0555.5
Male2,4223.1779.3

2.87

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

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Bay County, Michigan Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8582.49%
9th to 12th Grade5,2627.05%
High School Graduate25,80534.57%
Some College18,78125.16%
Associates Degree8,52311.42%
Bachelors Degree9,68912.98%
Graduate Degree4,7246.33%
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Bay County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bay County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White69,23063,03413,623
Hispanic2,8022,250280
Black1,2541,005100
2+ Races796730157
Asian501459210
Other Race30625646
Native American27321863

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 91.71%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.92%.

Bay County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,287$42,411$29,079
Less Than 9th Grade$16,681$16,108$18,304
High School Graduate$30,390$37,143$20,618
Some College$34,426$44,141$27,785
Bachelors Degree$49,472$58,724$42,566
Graduate Degree$70,038$81,667$60,263

$35,287

Average Earnings

$42,411

Average Male

$29,079

Average Female

Bay County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bay County, Michigan Language by Age

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Bay County, Michigan Language

97.85% of Bay County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 2.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.86% of the population.

Bay County, Michigan Language

Bay County, Michigan Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White92,66713,26114.31%
Hispanic5,5351,53427.71%
Multiple2,36574831.63%
Black1,71172042.08%
Asian6069415.51%
Other3774712.47%
Native362102.76%

15.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.73%

Male Poverty Rate

16.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bay County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bay County, Michigan is Black, with 42.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bay County, Michigan is Native, with 2.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.02%.

Bay County, Michigan Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.01%
High School14.76%
Some College10.85%
Bachelors or Greater4.56%

Bay County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed51.82%
Male Unemployed34.02%
Female Employed9.61%
Male Employed6.39%

Bay County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bay County, Michigan Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,819$63,415
Families$61,200$75,129
Married Families$73,734$87,930
Non Families$30,630$40,137
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Income by Household Type

Bay County, Michigan Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

48.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Bay County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

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Bay County, Michigan 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 55-64.

Bay County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

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Bay County, Michigan Marital Status

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7,621

Number of Veterans

6,897

Male Veterans

724

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,688
First Gulf War1,342
Second Gulf War1,064
Korea696
World War II291

Bay County, Michigan Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,026
35 to 541,979
75+1,854
55 to 641,364
18 to 34398

Bay County, Michigan Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7,3599.30%
Hispanic2095.85%
Black1097.62%
2+ Races645.76%
Other Race3911.93%
Native American3812.50%
Asian122.27%

Bay County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Bay County, Michigan Veterans by Education

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9.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bay County, Michigan Veterans by Education

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58.8%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Bay County, Michigan Employment by Age

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Bay County, Michigan Employment by Race

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Bay County, Michigan 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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89.64%

Born in Bay County, Michigan

98.63%

Native Born

1.37%

Foreign Born

0.55%

Non Citizen

0.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.63% of Bay County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 89.64% having been born in Michigan. 0.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bay County, Michigan 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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