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Bay County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2014: 106,179 (70% urban, 30% rural); it was 110,157 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 21,391
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 13,294
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 34,849
Renter-occupied apartments: 9,918 (it was 9,081 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

28%

Land area: 444 sq. mi.

Water area: 186.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 239 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bay County: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.5%), Educational, health and social services (17.5%), Retail trade (13.6%), Manufacturing (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Bay County, Michigan:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (91.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.5%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Michigan median age:  38.0 years
Males: 51,971  (48.9%)
Females: 54,208  (51.1%)
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Bay County,MI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Bay County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $46,560 ($38,646 in 1999)

This county:

$46,560
Michigan:

$51,084

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $515 (lower quartile is $384, upper quartile is $654)
This county:

$515
State:

$660


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $94,100 (it was $83,600 in 2000)
Bay:

$94,100
Michigan:

$137,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,700 - $145,800

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $116,314
Here:

$116,314
State:

$180,906

Townhouses or other attached units: $141,456
Here:

$141,456
State:

$159,351

In 2-unit structures: $59,873
Here:

$59,873
State:

$99,779

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $83,255
Here:

$83,255
State:

$124,845

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $166,389
Here:

$166,389
State:

$145,414

Mobile homes: $23,015
Here:

$23,015
State:

$50,337
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $987
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $486

Institutionalized population: 800

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 9
  • Assaults: 24
  • Burglaries: 148
  • Thefts: 500
  • Auto thefts: 47

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 12
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 25
  • Burglaries: 112
  • Thefts: 497
  • Auto thefts: 52
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 118 buildings, average cost: $162,400
  • 2008: 105 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2009: 68 buildings, average cost: $151,000
  • 2010: 54 buildings, average cost: $155,700
  • 2011: 67 buildings, average cost: $198,100
  • 2012: 47 buildings, average cost: $199,900
  • 2013: 42 buildings, average cost: $224,000
  • 2014: 37 buildings, average cost: $229,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,683 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,837 (2.0%)

Bay County household income distribution in 2009 Bay County home values distribution Bay County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 14.6%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.4% for Black residents, 22.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.6% for American Indian residents, 10.5% for other race residents, 36.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 14.6%
Bay County:

14.6%
Michigan:

15.8%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.6% for Black residents, 19.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.1% for American Indian residents, 9.0% for other race residents, 33.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 26 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29 years old, Other race residents: 41 years old)

Area name: Bay City, MI MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bay County is $436 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $530 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $708 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bay City, Essexville, Auburn, Pinconning.

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

2012 air pollution in Bay County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Cumberland County, Maine , Rutland County, Vermont , Waldo County, Maine , Oswego County, New York , Saratoga County, New York , Todd County, South Dakota , Roscommon County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 5,444
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,536 (56% naturalized citizens)

Bay County:

1.4%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 236
  • 1990 to 1994: 250
  • 1985 to 1989: 174
  • 1980 to 1984: 107
  • 1975 to 1979: 86
  • 1970 to 1974: 47
  • 1970 to 1974: 122
  • 1965 to 1969: 514
Note: State values scaled to Bay County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.4%

Bay County marital status for males Bay County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 35,031
  • One, attached: 1,085
  • Two: 1,834
  • 3 or 4: 1,716
  • 5 to 9: 1,134
  • 10 to 19: 647
  • 20 or more: 2,017
  • Mobile homes: 2,948
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 11

Housing units in Bay County with a mortgage: 17,263 (1,243 second mortgage, 2,131 home equity loan, 60 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,684

Here:

59.6% with mortgage
State:

69.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Bay County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic33,23722
Evangelical Protestant18,15855
Mainline Protestant4,92719
Other9407
Black Protestant3611
None50,148-
Bay County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 26
Bay County:

2.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 29
This county:

2.70 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Bay County:

2.89 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 74
This county:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Bay County:

10.5%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Bay County:

31.0%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.5%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Bay County:

Average size of farms: 236 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $75,442
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $346.35
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.08%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.09%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $63,099
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 84.65%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.29%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $102,824
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.67%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.54
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 33.14%
Corn for grain: 46660 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 7819 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 43622 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3,491 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 87 acres

Earthquake activity:

Bay County-area historical earthquake activity is near Michigan state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 232.8 miles away from Bay County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 198.7 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 215.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 196.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 375.7 miles away from Bay County center
On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 67.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Michigan Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3225: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3225, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Michigan Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3160: January 10, 2001, FEMA Id: 3160, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Michigan Severe Storms And Straight-Line Winds, Incident Period: May 29, 1998 to May 31, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1226: June 24, 1998, FEMA Id: 1226, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • Michigan Flooding, Incident Period: June 21, 1996 to July 01, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1128: July 23, 1996, FEMA Id: 1128, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Michigan SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: September 10, 1986 to October 10, 1986, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-774: September 18, 1986, FEMA Id: 774, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Michigan SEVERE STORMS AND FLOODING, Incident Period: September 05, 1985 to September 28, 1985, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-744: September 18, 1985, FEMA Id: 744, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Michigan Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3057: January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: 3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Michigan Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Icing, Flooding, Incident Period: March 19, 1976, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-495: March 19, 1976, FEMA Id: 495, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Michigan SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 12, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-371: April 12, 1973, FEMA Id: 371, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Michigan SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: December 01, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-363: December 01, 1972, FEMA Id: 363, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Bay County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (15%)
  • Mexico (14%)
  • Germany (12%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Poland (5%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • India (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Bay County (%):

  • German (27%)
  • Polish (21%)
  • French (except Basque) (11%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (6%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • French Canadian (4%)

Bay County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 43,741 (87%)
  • Carpooled: 3,592 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 287 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 5 (0%)
  • Taxi: 32 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 21 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 85 (0%)
  • Walked: 825 (2%)
  • Other means: 185 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,333 (3%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Bay County, Michigan in 2000:

  • 592 people in nursing homes
  • 309 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 268 people in other group homes
  • 206 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 179 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 105 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 62 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 29 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 14 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 5 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in homes for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Bay County, Michigan in 2010:

  • 587 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 367 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 196 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 177 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 39 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 36 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 17 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 13 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 3 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 3 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,078.

3.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,976 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.68%
Michigan average:

5.09%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($665 average AGI)
Bay County:

0.03%
Michigan average:

0.03%

2.84% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($23,621 average AGI)
0.81% relocated from other states ($7,690 average AGI)
Bay County:

0.81%
Michigan average:

1.52%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Saginaw County, MI  0.75% ($33,122 average AGI)
from Midland County, MI  0.50% ($33,072)
from Arenac County, MI  0.19% ($24,483)
from Tuscola County, MI  0.17% ($27,718)
from Genesee County, MI  0.12% ($27,589)
from Oakland County, MI  0.10% ($45,844)
from Gladwin County, MI  0.09% ($26,525)


4.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,439 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.31%
Michigan average:

5.58%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.08% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($24,531 average AGI)
1.23% relocated to other states ($8,907 average AGI)
Bay County:

1.23%
Michigan average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Saginaw County, MI  0.83% ($29,134 average AGI)
to Midland County, MI  0.64% ($44,661)
to Oakland County, MI  0.14% ($42,852)
to Tuscola County, MI  0.13% ($32,407)
to Arenac County, MI  0.12% ($31,286)
to Genesee County, MI  0.12% ($32,173)
to Gladwin County, MI  0.10% ($34,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.6

Births per 1000 population in Bay County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Bay County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Bay County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bay County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bay County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 20,250 (16,536 aged, 3,714 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,326 (5%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Bay County, Michigan in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3,144)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,240)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (860)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (837)
  • Congestive heart failure (750)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (562)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (430)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (354)
  • Unspecified dementia (298)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (291)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.91
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14,028
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 286
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 34,165

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,069
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,013
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 42
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 81

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 125.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 85.1
  • Other - 40.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 106,333
  • In family households: 87,850 (21,154 male householders, 7,962 female householders)
    21,659 spouses, 30,320 children (27,919 natural, 688 adopted, 1,713 stepchildren), 1,949 grandchildren, 587 brothers or sisters, 457 parents, 721 other relatives, 2,700 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 18,483 (7,100 male householders (5,638 living alone)), 8,387 female householders (7,428 living alone)), 2,996 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,438 (800 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 13,685 2-persons, 6,522 3-persons, 5,444 4-persons, 2,350 5-persons, 712 6-persons, 403 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 13,066 1-person, 2,023 2-persons, 273 3-persons, 86 4-persons, 28 5-persons, 9 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

18,466 married couples with children.
6,283 single-parent households (1,427 men, 4,856 women).

95.0% of residents of Bay County speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (98% speak English very well, 2% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $573,314,000 ($5,237 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,795,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $282,994,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $157,300,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,358,000
Federal grants: $103,288,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,703,000 ($579,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $17,671,000 ($2,174,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $37,463,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $57,009,000
Federal Government insurance: $112,766,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 6,610
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,896
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +165
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,902
Here -17 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Bay County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 10.39 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 205
  • 2010 to 2013: 380
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,466
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,522
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,151
  • 1970 to 1979: 7,092
  • 1960 to 1969: 7,448
  • 1950 to 1959: 8,413
  • 1940 to 1949: 5,117
  • 1939 or earlier: 10,170
Note: State values scaled to Bay population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Bay County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bay County population
  • 1 room: 17
  • 2 rooms: 200
  • 3 rooms: 629
  • 4 rooms: 3,426
  • 5 rooms: 8,934
  • 6 rooms: 9,538
  • 7 rooms: 5,991
  • 8 rooms: 3,475
  • 9+ rooms: 2,639
  • 1 room: 141
  • 2 rooms: 886
  • 3 rooms: 2,133
  • 4 rooms: 2,669
  • 5 rooms: 1,717
  • 6 rooms: 765
  • 7 rooms: 421
  • 8 rooms: 222
  • 9+ rooms: 127
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bay County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bay County population
  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 887
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,609
  • 3 bedrooms: 19,633
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,796
  • 5+ bedrooms: 901
  • no bedroom: 240
  • 1 bedroom: 3,403
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,539
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,377
  • 4 bedrooms: 440
  • 5+ bedrooms: 82
Cars and other vehicles available in Bay County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bay County population
  • no vehicle: 1,357
  • 1 vehicle: 9,797
  • 2 vehicles: 15,885
  • 3 vehicles: 5,662
  • 4 vehicles: 1,559
  • 5+ vehicles: 589
  • no vehicle: 1,625
  • 1 vehicle: 4,872
  • 2 vehicles: 2,094
  • 3 vehicles: 393
  • 4 vehicles: 74
  • 5+ vehicles: 23

65% of Bay County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 70% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Michigan.

Bay County:

65.3%
State average:

58.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 98,856
  • Northeast: 1,445
  • Midwest: 3,477
  • South: 3,239
  • West: 1,338

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $70,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bay County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (82.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.8%)
  • Electricity (2.1%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • Utility gas (78.9%)
  • Electricity (14.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.3%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,234
Here:

17.8%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 465
Here:

7.1%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 529
Here:

11.0%
Michigan:

16.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Bay County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $7,288,000
    Libraries: $4,001,000
    Health - Other: $724,000
    Housing and Community Development: $111,000
    Water Utilities: $87,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $75,859,000
    Regular Highways: $17,403,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $15,890,000
    General - Other: $10,999,000
    Police Protection: $7,173,000
    Libraries: $5,606,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,505,000
    Sewerage: $2,600,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,328,000
    Financial Administration: $2,294,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,256,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,929,000
    Water Utilities: $1,780,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,424,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $836,000
    Housing and Community Development: $407,000
    Correctional Institutions: $138,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $131,565,000
    Corporate Bonds: $31,090,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $8,375,000
    Benefit Payments: $6,796,000
    Withdrawals: $180,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,896,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $546,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $195,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare Institutions: $799,000
    General - Other: $295,000
    Water Utilities: $172,000
    Sewerage: $153,000
    Health - Other: $75,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
    Housing and Community Development: $15,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $43,870,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $309,000

Bay County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $20,172,000
    Sewerage: $2,642,000
    Regular Highways: $1,711,000
    Parks and Recreation: $555,000
    Housing and Community Development: $228,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $14,105,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,252,000
    From Parent Local Government: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,633,000
    All Other: $1,557,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,385,000
    Health and Hospitals: $451,000
    Public Welfare: $389,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,850,000
    All Other: $437,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,722,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,592,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,067,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,406,000
    Rents: $1,103,000
    Special Assessments: $511,000
    Sale of Property: $43,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,503,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $60,715,000
    Highways: $8,303,000
    Health and Hospitals: $6,272,000
    All Other: $1,458,000
    General Local Government Support: $617,000
    Housing and Community Development: $489,000
  • Tax - Property: $32,862,000
    Other License: $332,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $108,000

Bay County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $51,295,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $46,399,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,061,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $165,000

Bay County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $43,762,000
    Total Federal Securities: $28,165,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $42,221,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $538,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,584
  • Number of aged recipients: 98
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,486
  • Number of recipients under 18: 383
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,898
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 303
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 973
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,204
Bay County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Bay County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 27 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED325$84,582343$90,5571,644$107,231255$26,6354$165,00093$82,33344$49,341
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$72,53813$68,538135$116,26726$16,9620$09$84,2223$37,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED91$78,72564$51,891602$116,796120$31,0421$138,00036$74,41738$44,132
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN52$83,36558$91,293342$113,58511$41,7270$013$100,1545$90,600
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS15$79,8008$88,50065$117,4774$49,5000$04$77,2501$47,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 24 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED57$119,07046$153,0650$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED21$108,95229$170,6552$54,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$91,13320$153,3001$81,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$75,00012$167,5830$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$198,0001$112,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Bay County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John79574.6 years
Mary70280.5 years
William68574.4 years
Robert50168.4 years
Joseph43175.6 years
Edward42175.6 years
Helen40781.0 years
George39676.2 years
James39570.1 years
Frank37077.1 years
Most common last names in Bay County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith21576.9 years
Miller14173.3 years
Johnson13776.8 years
Anderson11275.8 years
Schmidt10476.1 years
Davis10175.6 years
Williams8675.0 years
Martin8074.8 years
Schultz7877.8 years
Young7579.2 years
Businesses in Bay County, MI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven10Kroger2
ALDI1La-Z-Boy1
AT&T1Lane Furniture5
Ace Hardware2Little Caesars Pizza3
Advance Auto Parts2Long John Silver's2
Aeropostale1Marriott1
AmericInn1MasterBrand Cabinets5
American Eagle Outfitters1McDonald's11
Applebee's1Meijer2
Arby's1Men's Wearhouse1
Audi1Menards1
AutoZone2New Balance2
Baskin-Robbins1Old Navy1
Bath & Body Works1Papa John's Pizza1
Blockbuster1Payless2
Buffalo Wild Wings1Penske1
Burger King3Pizza Hut1
Carson Pirie Scott1Quiznos1
Chevrolet2RadioShack2
Cold Stone Creamery1Red Lobster1
Cracker Barrel1Rite Aid4
Curves2Sears2
Deb1Spencer Gifts1
Discount Tire1Sprint Nextel2
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
Fashion Bug1Subaru1
FedEx7Subway10
Ford2T-Mobile3
GNC3Taco Bell4
GameStop1Target1
Goodwill3The Room Place1
H&R Block5Tim Hortons2
Hilton1Toyota1
Holiday Inn1True Value1
Hollister Co.1U-Haul3
Home Depot1UPS16
Honda1Vans1
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York4Volkswagen1
Justice1Walgreens2
KFC4Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's2
Knights Inn1YMCA1

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