Bay City, Texas

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Population in 2017: 17,528 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.1%
 
Males: 8,721  (49.8%)
Females: 8,807  (50.2%)
Median resident age:

35.5 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 77414.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,147 (it was $30,446 in 2000)
Bay City:

$45,147
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,004 (it was $15,284 in 2000)

Bay City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $134,573 (it was $60,800 in 2000)
Bay City:

$134,573
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $144,877; detached houses: $160,779; townhouses or other attached units: $183,727; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $310,049; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $110,852; mobile homes: $64,780; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $22,752

Median gross rent in 2017: $767.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bay City: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 27.1%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.8% for Black residents, 33.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 81.8% for American Indian residents, 13.2% for other race residents, 62.6% for two or more races residents)
  • Races in Bay City, TX (2017)
    • 8,64546.9%Hispanic
    • 6,60735.8%White alone
    • 2,67514.5%Black alone
    • 3081.7%Two or more races
    • 840.5%Asian alone
    • 710.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 350.2%American Indian alone

Races in Bay City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 40 registered sex offenders living in Bay City, Texas as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bay City is 454 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Bay City by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(10.7)
1
(5.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.6)
1
(5.6)
2
(11.4)
4
(22.2)
1
(5.6)
1
(5.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.8)
1
(5.7)
3
(16.8)
3
(17.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(15.9)
10
(54.9)
8
(45.2)
10
(56.1)
12
(68.5)
6
(33.4)
8
(44.6)
8
(45.9)
6
(34.3)
8
(46.2)
9
(51.2)
9
(50.4)
12
(68.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
38
(203.4)
58
(307.8)
34
(186.7)
45
(254.2)
28
(157.2)
12
(68.5)
9
(50.0)
10
(55.8)
6
(34.4)
13
(74.4)
15
(86.7)
12
(68.2)
23
(128.9)
18
(102.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
63
(337.2)
104
(552.0)
418
(2,295)
48
(271.1)
26
(146.0)
19
(108.4)
19
(105.6)
35
(195.2)
45
(258.2)
36
(205.9)
35
(202.3)
35
(198.9)
58
(325.1)
40
(228.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
213
(1,140)
210
(1,115)
235
(1,290)
194
(1,096)
217
(1,218)
219
(1,250)
148
(822.9)
143
(797.6)
212
(1,216)
171
(978.3)
189
(1,092)
152
(863.9)
149
(835.1)
124
(707.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
635
(3,399)
651
(3,455)
808
(4,437)
689
(3,892)
680
(3,818)
599
(3,418)
531
(2,952)
528
(2,945)
485
(2,783)
540
(3,089)
520
(3,005)
593
(3,370)
416
(2,332)
544
(3,106)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
20
(107.0)
33
(175.1)
45
(247.1)
10
(56.5)
5
(28.1)
6
(34.2)
6
(33.4)
7
(39.0)
9
(51.6)
15
(85.8)
5
(28.9)
4
(22.7)
11
(61.7)
18
(102.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(5.4)
2
(10.6)
1
(5.5)
5
(28.2)
4
(22.5)
1
(5.7)
3
(16.7)
4
(22.3)
2
(11.5)
5
(28.6)
3
(17.3)
3
(17.1)
7
(39.2)
4
(22.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)374.2456.3846.6414.8372.7346.8285.7279.4310.7289.9314.0309.6334.3347.5

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City-data.com crime index in Bay City, TX

Crime rate in Bay City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 63 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.33
Texas average:

2.04
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Ancestries: German (6.0%), American (4.0%), English (2.4%), Irish (1.5%), Czech (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 56 feet

Land area: 8.50 square miles.

Population density: 2,062 people per square mile   (low).

Bay City, Texas map

1,919 residents are foreign born (9.5% Latin America).

This city:

10.4%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,533 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,687 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Brazosport, TX (35.8 miles , pop. 59,653).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Houston, TX (64.5 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Van Vleck, TX (2.3 miles ),
Markham, TX (2.5 miles ),
Tidehaven, TX (3.5 miles ),
Matagorda-Sargent, TX (4.0 miles ),
Sweeny, TX (4.1 miles ),
Blessing, TX (4.2 miles ),
Newgulf, TX (4.2 miles ),
Boling, TX (4.4 miles )

Latitude: 28.98 N, Longitude: 95.96 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -25 (-0.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,430 (54.1%)

Area code: 979

Distribution of median household income in Bay City, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bay City, TX in 2017
Bay City satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $97,500
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $119,900
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $167,000
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $167,000
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $167,000
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $81,100
  • 2003: 29 buildings, average cost: $63,200
  • 2004: 42 buildings, average cost: $93,100
  • 2005: 16 buildings, average cost: $143,400
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $210,500
  • 2007: 32 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 2008: 21 buildings, average cost: $111,600
  • 2009: 21 buildings, average cost: $136,400
  • 2010: 16 buildings, average cost: $172,700
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $103,500
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 2013: 15 buildings, average cost: $155,800
  • 2014: 150 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 2015: 36 buildings, average cost: $162,800
  • 2016: 30 buildings, average cost: $218,100
  • 2017: 30 buildings, average cost: $163,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Bay City, TX residents
Average permit cost in Bay City, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.1%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Bay City, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (11.3%)
  • Utilities (9.8%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Health care (8.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.8%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.1%)
  • Utilities (13.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.0%)
  • Chemicals (5.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.2%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.2%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.8%)
  • Educational services (15.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Utilities (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Bay City, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Cashiers (6.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.4%)

Average climate in Bay City, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Bay City-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 15% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.8 miles away from the Bay City city center injured 13 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/20/1967, a category F3 tornado 24.8 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 7 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bay City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 131.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 359.0 miles away from Bay City center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 125.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 453.9 miles away from Bay City center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 399.2 miles away from Bay City center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 154.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Matagorda County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tropical Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bay City topographic map

Main business address for: EVANS SYSTEMS INC (WHOLESALE-PETROLEUM BULK STATIONS & TERMINALS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Bay City:

  • MATAGORDA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 104 7TH STREET)
  • BAY VILLA HEALTHCARE CENTER (1800 13TH ST)
  • MATAGORDA HOUSE HEALTHCARE CENTER (700 12TH ST)
  • MATAGORDA NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (4521 AVE F)
  • SEA BREEZE REHABILITATION AND CARE CENTE (4521 AVENUE F)
  • BAY CITY REGIONAL DIALYSIS CENTER (200 MEDICAL CENTER COURT, SUITE 200)
  • MATAGORDA RENAL DIALYSIS CENTER (1105 AVE H)
  • ANGELS CARE HOME HEALTH (2803 7TH STREET)
  • BETHANY HOME HEALTH SERVICES (3600 AVENUE F SUITE C & D)

Airports and heliports located in Bay City:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bay City:

  • Wharton County Junior College (about 25 miles; Wharton, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,009)
  • Brazosport College (about 34 miles; Lake Jackson, TX; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • Alvin Community College (about 53 miles; Alvin, TX; FT enrollment: 3,953)
  • Houston Baptist University (about 57 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,340)
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (about 61 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 3,023)
  • The Art Institute of Houston (about 61 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,429)
  • Rice University (about 62 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 6,713)

Public high school in Bay City:

  • BAY CITY H S (Students: 846, Location: 400 7TH ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bay City:

  • TENIE HOLMES EL (Students: 534, Location: 3200 5TH ST, Grades: KG-5)
  • CHERRY EL (Students: 296, Location: 2509 8TH ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • BAY CITY J H (Students: 238, Location: 1507 SYCAMORE, Grades: 6-8)
  • ROBERTS EL (Location: 1212 WHITSON ST, Grades: KG-5)

Private elementary/middle school in Bay City:

  • HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 113, Location: 2001 KATY AVE, Grades: KG-6)
See full list of schools located in Bay City

Library in Bay City:

  • BAY CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $401,934; Location: 1100 7TH ST; 77,024 books; 1,730 audio materials; 5,838 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 60 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Bay City High School is now located on Highway 35 South; the two junior high schools are now the middle schools and the junior high is now in the old high school building on Sycamore.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bay City: Bay City Volunteer Fire Department (A), Bay City Fire Marshal's Office (B), Matagorda County Sheriff's Office - Investigative (C), Bay City Police Department (D), Matagorda County Sheriff's Office (E), Matagorda County Courthouse (F), Matagorda County Museum (G), Matagorda County Emergency Medical Service (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Bay City: EVANS SYSTEMS INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: East End Cemetery (1), Bay City Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Bay City City - Bay City Civic Center (201 7th Street).

Hotels: Best Western Matagorda Hotel (407 Seventh Street), Cattlemen's Motel & Restaurant (905 Avenue F), Bay City Inn (Highway 35 West).

Courts: Matagorda County Teen Court (2220 Avenue B), Bay City-City - Municipal Court (1824 6th Street).

Birthplace of: Cedric Woodard - 2005 NFL player (Seattle Seahawks, born: Sep 5, 1977), Ronnie Heard - 2005 NFL player (Atlanta Falcons, born: Oct 5, 1976), Chandi Jones - Basketball player, Greg Laughlin - Politician, LaBradford Smith - Basketball player, Mal Whitfield - (born 1924), athlete, Alex Dixon - Soccer player, Andy Hawkins (American football) - Football player, Hart Lee Dykes - College football player, J. B. Cox - Baseball player.

Matagorda County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bay City and their reported violations in the past:

VFW POST 2438 (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
MATAGORDA COUNTY NATURE CENTER INC (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
RIO COLORADO GOLF COURSE (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bay City that have no violations reported:

  • RIVERSIDE PARK WATER BAY CITY (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CITY OF BAY CITY LETULLE PARK (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

68.3%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.9%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Bay City in 2010:

  • 128 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 127 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Bay City in 2000:

  • 162 people in nursing homes
  • 85 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 14 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Bay City (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Bay City Branch at 1801 Seventh Street, branch established on 1901/01/01; Bay City Mb Branch at 1820 8th St, branch established on 1901/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • International Bank of Commerce: Bay City Branch at 1916 Seventh Street, branch established on 1898/09/01. Info updated 2007/03/28: Bank assets: $9,621.9 mil, Deposits: $6,548.8 mil, headquarters in Laredo, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 197 total offices, Holding Company: International Bancshares Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Bay City Walmart Branch at 4600 7th Street, branch established on 2006/12/04. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • Capital One, National Association: Bay City Branch at 1112 7th Street, branch established on 1988/09/30. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • The First State Bank: Bay City Branch at 3600 Seventh Street, branch established on 2008/02/15. Info updated 2011/10/26: Bank assets: $289.2 mil, Deposits: $263.3 mil, headquarters in Louise, TX, positive income, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Louise Bancshares, Inc.
  • Prosperity Bank: Bay City North Branch at 1600 Seventh Street, branch established on 1994/12/28. Info updated 2012/01/05: Bank assets: $9,816.2 mil, Deposits: $8,064.8 mil, headquarters in El Campo, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: Prosperity Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Bay City:

Marital status in Bay City, TX
  • Never married: 30.9%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

For population 25 years and over in Bay City:

  • High school or higher: 75.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.1
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bay City
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Neighborhood in Bay City (Bay City, Texas Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for Bay City, TX (based on Matagorda County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,79949
Catholic8,1437
Mainline Protestant2,84719
Black Protestant1,0607
Other3984
None14,455-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Matagorda County:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Matagorda County:

7.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Matagorda County:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.1%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.1%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.8%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.0%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bay City:

44.5%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Bay City:

28.9
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bay City:

22.1%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bay City:

11.1%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bay City:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bay City:

33.8%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
Bay City:

53.6%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Bay City:

79.9%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bay City, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 38$144,661$45,6820$0
Water Supply 21$61,308$35,0330$0
Other and Unallocable 19$62,979$39,7760$0
Streets and Highways 15$36,458$29,1660$0
Solid Waste Management 14$30,507$26,1490$0
Police - Other 14$34,532$29,5994$1,014
Parks and Recreation 9$20,123$26,8310$0
Local Libraries 7$13,355$22,8940$0
Sewerage 5$18,733$44,9590$0
Financial Administration 4$12,761$38,2830$0
Judicial and Legal 4$8,885$26,6550$0
Other Government Administration 2$9,928$59,5684$1,618
Airports 1$2,774$33,2880$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 153$457,004$35,8438$2,632

Bay City government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $437,000 ($24.93)
    Water Utilities: $369,000 ($21.05)
    Gas Utilities: $27,000 ($1.54)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($0.29)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,695,000 ($210.81)
    Gas Utilities: $2,346,000 ($133.84)
    Sewerage: $2,258,000 ($128.82)
    General - Other: $2,120,000 ($120.95)
    Water Utilities: $2,002,000 ($114.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,525,000 ($87.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,343,000 ($76.62)
    Regular Highways: $1,067,000 ($60.87)
    Central Staff Services: $466,000 ($26.59)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $317,000 ($18.09)
    Libraries: $316,000 ($18.03)
    Air Transportation: $290,000 ($16.54)
    Financial Administration: $242,000 ($13.81)
    Local Fire Protection: $134,000 ($7.64)
    Health - Other: $99,000 ($5.65)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $24,000 ($1.37)
    Benefit Payments: $3,000 ($0.17)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $700,000 ($39.94)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,915,000 ($109.25)
    Police Protection: $90,000 ($5.13)
    Gas Utilities: $58,000 ($3.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $54,000 ($3.08)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,000 ($0.46)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($0.17)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,412,000 ($308.76)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $120,000 ($6.85)

Bay City government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,353,000 ($191.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,204,000 ($125.74)
    Other: $673,000 ($38.40)
    Air Transportation: $228,000 ($13.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $78,000 ($4.45)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $5,000 ($0.29)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $1,000 ($0.06)
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,000 ($0.06)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,112,000 ($63.44)
    Fines and Forfeits: $737,000 ($42.05)
    Interest Earnings: $45,000 ($2.57)
    Donations From Private Sources: $13,000 ($0.74)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,974,000 ($169.67)
    Gas Utilities: $2,361,000 ($134.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $334,000 ($19.06)
    General Local Government Support: $13,000 ($0.74)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,423,000 ($252.34)
    Property: $3,786,000 ($216.00)
    Public Utilities Sales: $795,000 ($45.36)

Bay City government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,478,000 ($1168.30)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,193,000 ($1037.94)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,285,000 ($130.36)

Bay City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,198,000 ($68.35)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,874,000 ($563.33)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $350,000 ($19.97)

6.64% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,572 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.64%
Texas average:

7.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Harris County, TX  0.86% ($60,828 average AGI)
from Brazoria County, TX  0.74% ($51,750)
from Wharton County, TX  0.45% ($31,933)


6.07% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,209 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
Texas average:

7.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Brazoria County, TX  0.85% ($54,825 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.81% ($51,481)
to Wharton County, TX  0.37% ($38,800)
Businesses in Bay City, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Best Western1McDonald's2
Blockbuster1Nike1
CVS1Payless1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Church's Chicken1RadioShack1
ColorTyme1SONIC Drive-In1
Cricket Wireless1Sears1
DHL1Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza1Studio 61
Econo Lodge1Subway2
FedEx3T-Mobile2
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul4
KFC1UPS2
Knights Inn1Vans1
La Quinta1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bay City:

  • DKFCC (1270 AM; 3 kW; BAY CITY, TX; Owner: CHAMELEON RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTMR (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EDNA, TX; Owner: SIGA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KEYH (850 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRTX (980 AM; 5 kW; ROSENBURG/RICHMOND, TX)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KREH (900 AM; 5 kW; PECAN GROVE, TX)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bay City:

  • KXGJ (101.7 FM; BAY CITY, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • K212FE (90.3 FM; BAY CITY, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL EVANGELISM)
  • KZRC (92.5 FM; MARKHAM, TX; Owner: LBR ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KJOJ-FM (103.3 FM; FREEPORT, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KIOX-FM (96.9 FM; EL CAMPO, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KMKS (102.5 FM; BAY CITY, TX; Owner: SANDLIN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KLDE (107.5 FM; LAKE JACKSON, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KRBE (104.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KBXX (97.9 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KHJZ-FM (95.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KHMX (96.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KILT-FM (100.3 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KKBQ-FM (92.9 FM; PASADENA, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KLOL (101.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODA (99.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBZ-FM (94.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKRW (93.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUHF (88.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KHCB-FM (105.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KRTS (92.1 FM; SEABROOK, TX; Owner: KRTS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bay City:

  • KHOU-TV (Channel 11; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHOU-TV, L.P.)
  • KPRC-TV (Channel 2; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, HOUSTON, LP)
  • KTBU (Channel 55; CONROE, TX; Owner: HUMANITY INTERESTED MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTXH (Channel 20; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KNWS-TV (Channel 51; KATY, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPXB (Channel 49; CONROE, TX; Owner: PAXSON HOUSTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • KXLN-TV (Channel 45; ROSENBERG, TX; Owner: KXLN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KFTH (Channel 67; ALVIN, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA HOUSTON LLC)
  • KAZH (Channel 57; BAYTOWN, TX; Owner: KAZH LICENSE, LLC)
  • KHWB (Channel 39; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHWB, INC.)
  • KJIB-LP (Channel 5; CLEAR LAKE CITY, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KZJL (Channel 61; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KZJL LICENSE CORP.)
  • KETH (Channel 14; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KRIV (Channel 26; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTRK-TV (Channel 13; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KTRK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KUHT (Channel 8; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KVDO-LP (Channel 69; CLEAR LAKE, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KLTJ (Channel 22; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KBPX-LP (Channel 33; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • KTMD (Channel 48; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • KHMV-LP (Channel 28; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE GULF COAST, A CALIFORNIA LP)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Bay City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 42Number of bridges
  • 676ft / 206mTotal length
  • $163,000Total costs
  • 123,140Total average daily traffic
  • 8,088Total average daily truck traffic
  • 161,561Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bay City, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 101960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bay City, TX

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 35. The highest number of fire incidents - 84 took place in 2005, and the least - 0 in 2008. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bay City, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (47.5%), and Structure Fires (34.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bay City, TX
    • 24747.5%Outside Fires
    • 17934.4%Structure Fires
    • 8917.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 51.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bay City, TX

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bay City, Texas:

  • Best Western Matagorda Hotel & Conf, 407 7TH St, Bay City, Texas 77414 , Phone: (979) 244-5400, Fax: (979) 244-2706
  • Econo Lodge, 3712 Seventh Ct, Bay City, Texas 77414 , Phone: (979) 245-5115, Fax: (979) 245-2173
  • Knights Inn (extended Stay), 905 Ave F, Bay City, Texas 77414 , Phone: (979) 245-1751, Fax: (979) 245-1303
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 920 Ave F, Bay City, Texas 77414 , Phone: (979) 323-9500, Fax: (979) 323-9555
  • Comfort Suites, 5100 7th St, Bay City, Texas 77414 , Phone: (979) 245-9300, Fax: (979) 245-2250
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Bay City, 4617 7th St, Bay City, Texas 77414 , Phone: (979) 245-7100
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bay City, 5618 7th St, Bay city, Texas 77414 , Phone: (979) 244-3333, Fax: (979) 244-8888
  • Candlewood Suites Bay City, 5800 7th St, Bay city, Texas 77414 , Phone: (979) 245-7500, Fax: (979) 245-7501
  • 4 other hotels and motels
All 12 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bay City, Texas
Most common first names in Bay City, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary13579.3 years
John13373.6 years
William12775.4 years
James12571.8 years
Robert8371.0 years
George7474.2 years
Charles6868.7 years
Frank5375.2 years
Willie5378.6 years
Thomas5272.2 years
Most common last names in Bay City, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8577.7 years
Brown8476.0 years
Williams7072.7 years
Johnson7074.9 years
Davis4477.1 years
Jones4272.5 years
Garcia3469.2 years
Anderson3179.2 years
Allen3174.7 years
Rodriguez2864.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bay City, TX
  • 53.1%Utility gas
  • 46.2%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bay City, TX
  • 73.6%Electricity
  • 23.6%Utility gas
  • 2.1%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Bay City compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Bay City on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in dormitories (population 1,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in group homes (population 1,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards, hospices, and schools for the handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in long-term care (population 1,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in noninstitutionalized settings (population 1,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in on base quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere (population 1,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military disciplinary barracks (population 1,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in institutions for the deaf (population 1,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in institutions for the blind (population 1,000+)"
  • #32 (77414) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Czech first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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