Bay County, MI Demographics

The total population of Bay County is estimated to be 103,752 with 51,394 males (49.54%) and 52,358 females (50.46%). There are 964 more females than males in Bay County.
The median household income in Bay County was $56,759 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 2,040(3.73%) from $54,719 in 2020. This income is 76.08% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Bay County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 25 to 44 years old, at $68,511. Overall, the median household income for the county of Bay County stands at $55,134.
In Bay County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $40,589 for males and $28,443 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $60,431 for males and $48,190 for females.
In Bay County, there are just three different racial groups among households. Among these, Two or More Races households report a median household income of $59,750, followed by Some Other Race households at $59,000, and White households with a median household income of $54,556.
In 2022, the population of Bay County was 102,821, a 0.42% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Bay County's population was 103,251, a decline of 0.46% compared to a population of 103,733 in 2020.
The median age in Bay County, MI is 43.5, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 16.37% were under the age of 15, 17.72% aged 15 to 29, 45.63% aged 30 to 64, 17.77% aged 65 to 84, and 2.50% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Bay County population: 93.06% are White, 1.41% are Black or African American, 0.27% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.53% are Asian, 0.05% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 0.41% are some other race and 4.26% are multiracial.