Bay County FL Information


Bay County Subdivisions

Bay County FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 180,035
Daytime Population: Workers 85,474
Daytime Population: Residents 95,989
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 181,463
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 176,185
Population in Familes 137,572
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,850
Population Density2 237
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $49,902
Average Household Income $65,427
Per Capita Income $27,164


Total Housing Units 106,614 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42,647 (40.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 30,004 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 33,963 (31.9%)
Median Home Value $185,018
Average Home Value $227,967


Total Households 72,651
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 46,864
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.89% 1.21%
Households 0.83% 1.19%
Families 0.73% 1.12%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.62%


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, 2017 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 Density # 29 58th
Diversity Index # 49 28th
Median Household Income # 23 67th
Per Capita Income # 27 61st

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