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0.55% decline
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0.59% growth
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0.72% growth
Median Property Value
1.83% growth


The economy of Bay County, MI employs 46,242 people. The economy of Bay County, MI is specialized in Utilities; Manufacturing; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 1.71; 1.52; and 1.38 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Bay County, MI are Healthcare & Social Assistance (8,823), Manufacturing (7,276), and Retail trade (6,314), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($54,256), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($41,250), and Transportation & Warehousing ($34,554).

Median household income in Bay County, MI is $45,851. Males in Bay County, MI have an average income that is 1.12 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,039. The income inequality of Bay County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Bay County, MI. In Bay County, MI the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 53 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,126. Wayne County, MI has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Michigan.


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Bay County, MI is home to a population of 106,107 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Bay County, MI is composed of 96,048 White residents (90.5%), 5,350 Hispanic residents (5.04%), 2,379 Two+ residents (2.24%), 1,436 Black residents (1.35%), and 620 Asian residents (0.58%). The most common foreign languages in Bay County, MI are Spanish (1,373 speakers), Polish (225 speakers), and German (213 speakers), but compared to other places, Bay County, MI has a relative high number of Hebrew (106 speakers), Polish (225 speakers), and German (213 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Bay County, MI awarded 4,075 degrees. The student population of Bay County, MI is skewed towards females, with 1,583 male students and 2,492 female students. Most students in Bay County, MI are White (3,352 and 82.3%), followed by Black or African American (229 and 5.62%), Hispanic or Latino (166 and 4.07%), and Unknown (124 and 3.04%). The largest universities in Bay County, MI by number of graduates are Delta College (2,103 and 51.6%), Saginaw Valley State University (1,908 and 46.8%), and Bayshire Academy of Beauty Craft Inc (64 and 1.57%). The most popular majors in Bay County, MI are Registered Nursing (194 and 4.76%), Social Work (125 and 3.07%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (94 and 2.31%). The median tuition costs in Bay County, MI are N/A for private four year colleges, and $8,907 and $21,508 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bay County, MI is $94,500, which is 0.46 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $92,800 to $94,500, a 1.83% increase. The homeownership rate of Bay County, MI is 77.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Bay County, MI have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bay County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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