Bay County FL Information


Bay County Subdivisions

Bay County FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 169,927
Population in Households 166,201
Population in Familes 129,785
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,726
Population Density1 224
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 69,118
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 44,536
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 101,550 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 41,126 (40.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 27,992 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 32,432 (31.9%)
Median Home Value $159,679
Average Home Value $202,977


Median Household Income $45,292
Average Household Income $58,583
Per Capita Income $24,020
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.15% 0.77%
Households 0.23% 0.8%
Families 0.04% 0.68%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   2.35%
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, 2014 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 # 28 60th
Diversity Index2 # 49 28th
Median Household Income # 24 66th
Per Capita Income # 28 60th

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