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Pretty Bayou, Florida - Basic Facts

The Pretty Bayou Census Designated Place had a population of 3,936 as of July 1, 2020. Pretty Bayou ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pretty Bayou is located at latitude 30.1966 and longitude -85.6966 in Bay County. The formal boundaries for the Pretty Bayou Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Bay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Pretty Bayou Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403446) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Pretty Bayou Census Designated Place is located within Panama City CCD of Bay County.


Pretty Bayou, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 3,936 (100%)
Population in Households 3,890 (98.8%)
Population in Families 3,179 (80.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 46 ( 1.2%)
Population Density 2,399
Diversity Index2 29


Median Household Income $59,778
Average Household Income $86,158
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $36,121
Wealth Index5 124


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,896 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,277 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 355 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 264 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $267,593
Average Home Value $334,867
Housing Affordability Index3 137


Total Households 1,632
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,119
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 2.05% 0.8%
Households 2.14% 0.77%
Families 1.98% 0.72%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
Owner Occupied HU   0.82%


Pretty Bayou, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pretty Bayou to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 534 42nd
Population Density # 349 62nd
Median Household Income # 330 64th
Housing Affordability Index # 332 36th
Per Capita Income # 270 71st
Diversity Index # 695 25th

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