City of Bay City Demographics

Bay City is a shipping port located on the Saginaw River in east central Michigan, about five miles south of Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron. The City encompasses a total of 10.4 square miles or 2% of the land area in Bay County. It is part of what is often referred to as the Great Lakes Bay Region comprised of Bay City, Midland, and Saginaw. These cities are within 20 miles of each other and are bisected by I-75, the major north-south highway. The highway, through its connections to I-69 and U.S. 23, link the area to Detroit, Flint, Ann Arbor, Lansing, and other major Michigan cities.

Based on 2010 census data, Bay, Midland, and Saginaw Counties have a combined population of 391,569 people.


Demographics Summary


Title
Year
Year
Population
34,932
107,110
Households
14,607
44,345
Per Capita Income
$18,214
$23,049
Median Household Income
$35,561
$44,659
Average Household Size
2.39
2.41
Median Value of Owner Occupied Homes
$82,100
$107,800

Market Access


City
Miles
Length of Travel
Ann Arbor
98
1.5 Hours
Battle Creek
142
2.5 Hours
Chicago
310
5.5 Hours
Detroit
111
2 Hours
Flint
51
<1 Hour
Grand Rapids
130
2.5 Hours
Indianapolis
351
5.5 Hours
Jackson
120
<2 Hours
Kalamazoo
176
<3 Hours
Lansing
87
1.5 Hours
Toronto
300
5 Hours

Transportation


  • State Highways: I-75, US-10, M-84, M-13, M-25, M-15
  • Bus Lines: Bay Metro, Greyhound, Indian Trails
  • Trucking-Motor Freight: 30
  • Rail Lines: Huron & Eastern Railway, Lake State and Saginaw Bay Southern Railway
  • Ports: Bay City (Lake Huron) - commercial and recreational
  • Airports: M.B.S. International Airport and James Clements Municipal Airport
  • Miles to Airport: MBS - 15, James Clements - <1
  • Airlines: MBS International Airport - Delta and United

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