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Bay City, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Bay City had a population of 17,906 as of July 1, 2017. Bay City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bay City is located at latitude 28.9816 and longitude -95.9609 in Matagorda County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bay City (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Matagorda County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 49 feet.

The City of Bay City (GNIS ID: 2409798) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Bay City is located within Bay City Division of Matagorda County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bay City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.


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Bay City, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 17,906
Daytime Population: Workers 7,955
Daytime Population: Residents 10,150
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,105
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 17,612
Population in Familes 14,592
Population in Group Qrtrs 294
Population Density2 2,040
Diversity Index3 78
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,188
Average Household Income $58,020
Per Capita Income $22,199

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,070 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,413 (42.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,356 (41.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,301 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $105,410
Average Home Value $126,671
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,769
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 4,576
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.24% 0.37%
Households 0.26% 0.38%
Families 0.13% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.91%

Bay City, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bay City to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 162 91st
Population Density # 305 83rd
Diversity Index # 82 95th
Median Household Income # 1075 39th
Per Capita Income # 1009 42nd

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