Bay County, Michigan Population 2020

Bay County, Michigan's estimated population is 104,189 with a growth rate of -0.27% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bay County, Michigan is the 20th largest county in Michigan.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018103,923-266-0.26%
2017104,189-280-0.27%
2016104,469-812-0.77%
2015105,281-785-0.74%
2014106,066-735-0.69%
2013106,801-165-0.15%
2012106,966-443-0.41%
2011107,409-272-0.25%
2010107,681-4,042-3.62%
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%

How Many People Live in Bay County, Michigan?

104,189

Bay County, Michigan Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White99,25394.72%
Two or More Races2,3462.24%
Black or African American1,7791.70%
Asian6310.60%
American Indian and Alaska Native4100.39%
Some Other Race3670.35%

Bay County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2020

Bay County, Michigan Median Age

43.3


Total

41.1


Male

45.1


Female

Bay County, Michigan Adults

There are 83,138 adults, (20,057 of whom are seniors) in Bay County, Michigan.

Bay County, Michigan Age Dependency

66.1

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Bay County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

53,300

50.87%

Male

51,486

49.13%

Bay County, Michigan Households and Families

Bay County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bay County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.7%7.3%
Male79.7%20.3%
All77.7%22.3%
Non Family65.1%34.9%
Female58.9%41.1%

77.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All43,8912.3577.7
Married20,0032.9992.7
Non Family16,2171.2165.1
Female5,2973.0858.9
Male2,3743.2379.7

2.92

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bay County, Michigan Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1242.84%
9th to 12th Grade5,6547.55%
High School Graduate26,00034.72%
Some College18,55524.78%
Associates Degree8,38611.20%
Bachelors Degree9,60012.82%
Graduate Degree4,5736.11%

Bay County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White69,45462,73213,386
Hispanic2,8222,219302
Black1,24496282
Multiple Races779660172
Asian465421166
Native American30225587
Other Race26019824

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 90.54%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 35.70%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,253$41,126$27,659
Less Than High School$16,696$17,196$16,196
High School Grad$29,604$37,678$20,730
Some College$31,596$40,765$26,420
Bachelors Degree$47,945$56,832$40,968
Graduate Degree$69,215$82,783$61,322

$33,253

Average Earnings

$41,126

Average Male

$27,659

Average Female

Bay County, Michigan Language

Bay County, Michigan Language by Age

Bay County, Michigan Language

97.66% of Bay County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 2.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.03% of the population.

Bay County, Michigan Poverty

Bay County, Michigan Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White93,28213,37114.33%
Hispanic5,4911,58128.79%
Multiple2,31793140.18%
Black1,69970441.44%
Asian6318713.79%
Other3676617.98%
Native410122.93%

16.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.47%

Male Poverty Rate

16.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bay County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bay County, Michigan is Black, with 41.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bay County, Michigan is Native, with 2.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.09%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.67%
High School13.82%
Some College12.08%
Bachelors or Greater4.51%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.97%
Male Unemployed36.65%
Female Employed10.21%
Male Employed6.67%

Bay County, Michigan Income

Bay County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,005$62,262
Families$59,588$73,627
Married Families$73,225$86,915
Non Families$29,428$39,856

Bay County, Michigan Marital Status

Bay County, Michigan Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.7%

Male Marriage Rate

47.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Bay County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

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

Bay County, Michigan Veterans

7,554

Number of Veterans

6,958

Male Veterans

596

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,847
First Gulf War1,235
Second Gulf War882
Korea778
World War II366
Name Veterans % of Total
White7,2999.18%
Hispanic1895.40%
Black946.73%
2 or More676.36%
Indian4413.10%
Other4014.13%
Asian102.00%

$Bay County, Michigan Veterans by Education

8.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bay County, Michigan Employment Status

58.5%

Labor Force Participation

54.4%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Bay County, Michigan 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

89.70%

Born in Michigan

98.54%

Native Born

1.46%

Foreign Born

0.59%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.54% of Bay County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 89.70% having been born in Michigan. 0.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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