Bay County FL Information


Bay County Subdivisions

Bay County FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 174,624
Population in Households 170,687
Population in Familes 133,373
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,937
Population Density1 230
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 70,723
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 45,560
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 105,100 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 41,461 (39.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 29,262 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 34,377 (32.7%)
Median Home Value $174,520
Average Home Value $224,758


Median Household Income $47,288
Average Household Income $62,364
Per Capita Income $26,061
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 1.09%
Households 0.53% 1.11%
Families 0.4% 1.02%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Bay County FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bay County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 28 60th
Population Density1 # 29 58th
Diversity Index2 # 49 28th
Median Household Income # 24 66th
Per Capita Income # 27 61st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.