Bay City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 33,917 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Bay City is the 38th largest community in Michigan. Bay City has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bay City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bay City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bay City who work in office and administrative support (16.96%), sales jobs (11.25%), and food service (6.35%).
The citizens of Bay City are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.21% of adults in Bay City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Bay City in 2010 was $19,616, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,464 for a family of four. However, Bay City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Bay City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bay City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bay City include Polish, French , Irish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Bay City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.