Bay City is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Texas. With a population of 17,598 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Bay City is the 145th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities, Bay City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bay City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bay City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Bay City who work in office and administrative support (14.10%), sales jobs (11.05%), and maintenance occupations (8.42%).
One of the nice things about Bay City is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Bay City rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.72% of adults 25 and older in Bay City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Bay City in 2010 was $20,746, which is middle income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,984 for a family of four. However, Bay City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bay City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bay City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Bay City, accounting for 43.33% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). 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 Irish, English, French , and Czech.
The most common language spoken in Bay City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hindi.